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Academy News

  • Select Academy housing residents receive air conditioning units

    A select number of Hunt Community Housing residents at the U.S. Air Force Academy are getting ready to cool off for the upcoming summer months. Colonel Daniel Werner, 10th Air Base Wing vice commander, distributed the first of 15 air conditioning units to a local Airman and her family, May 19.

  • Cadet team conducts robotics research

    A team of professors and cadets with the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Warfighter Effectiveness Research Center, a directorate of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, are striving to determine the practicality of incorporating a robot into operational Air Force missions.The cadet-driven

  • Air Force Academy honors Spirit 03 aircrew legacy

    Lieutenant General Richard Clark, U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent, hosted a ceremony to dedicate a memorial sculpture honoring the aircrew of an AC-130H Spectre gunship, May 5. Major Paul Weaver, aircraft commander and Academy Class of 1979 graduate, along with 13 other Airmen gave the

  • Academy hosts Front Range Key Spouse Symposium

    After seven months of planning, the inaugural Front Range Key Spouse Symposium took place at the U.S. Air Force Academy, March 2, 2023. The participants traveled from military bases across the front range to attend the symposium, including Peterson, Schriever, Vandenberg and Buckley Space Force

  • Cadet Chapel reaches restoration milestone

    The U.S. Air Force Academy’s Cadet Chapel restoration project reached a landmark milestone when contractors removed the final aluminum panel March 30.The event marked the 1,008th piece of the chapel’s iconic, expressionist-modern exterior that contractors ceremoniously removed transitioning the

  • Class of '99 Academy grad mentors Prep School cadet candidates

    A mentor, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is someone who acts as a trusted counselor or guide. For 24-year Air Force veteran and commander, Col. DeAnna Franks, it means even more than that – it means inspiring the next generation of Airmen from the very beginning.

  • Academy’s Madera Cyber Innovation Center construction in full swing

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and regional contractors are underway toward finishing a state-of-the-art construction project that U.S. Air Force Academy officials expect to be ready for the 2024 fall semester. The Madera Cyber Innovation Center, a $58 million facility named in honor of Academy

  • Service Academy Character Summit debuts at NCLS

    Each year the National Character and Leadership Symposium aims to raise the bar on character and leadership development. Symposium organizers collaborated with the National Medal of Honor Institute and the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Leadership and Conflict Resolution Program to host a unique kickoff

  • Academy Launches Leader of Character Manual and Certificate Program

    The Academy published U.S. Air Force Academy Manual 36-3526 codifying its Leader of Character Framework as standard guidance for leadership development and launched the Superintendent’s Leader of Character Certificate Program augmenting the effort, today.The release marks the culmination of a