• Air Force Academy's contact tracing program proves vital

    To ensure the health and safety of cadets, Airmen and families on base, the Air Force Academy has and continues to stringently apply all health and safety precautions in accordance with local, state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. To combat the recent COVID surge in Colorado, Academy leadership has implemented two rounds of 100% testing of the Cadet Wing over the last three weeks, and is limiting staff and faculty interactions with cadets to the greatest extent possible.
  • Commissary shopping hours adjusted as health precaution for cadets

    To ensure the safety of Air Force Academy cadets, Airmen and families, the base’s commissary hours have been adjusted.
  • Geospatial exercise combines Academy cadets with crime fighting

    A two-month exercise involving cadets, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Forest Service and Air Force Academy faculty members, ended Oct. 30 with the shutdown of several fictional Marijuana grow-sites hidden in Jack’s Valley. The exercise was hosted by the Academy’s geospatial science department.  
  • Update: Public health emergency extended at Academy until Feb. 9, social gatherings limited to 10 people

    The 10th Air Base Wing commander extended the public health emergency declaration at the Air Force Academy through February 9 as the base continues to operate during the nationwide COVID-19 pandemic. Social gatherings at the base are limited to 10 people or less.
  • Academy grad leads CCLD, mentors cadets during uncertain times

    Campbell, who is an Academy graduate and now the Director of the Center for Character and Leadership Development, said she believes her training and the exceptional leadership environment in her squadron helped her be successful in that stressful moment. “That was a challenging mission, but it was also a defining moment in my life. That mission pushed me to my limits, but it also showed me what I was capable of doing,” she said. “This mission and my experience set the stage for the rest of my career.”
  • AF Academy’s energy conservation saves tax dollars

    The Air Force Academy saved taxpayers more than $1 million by clamping down on energy use at the 18,000-acre installation.
  • A clear barrier to COVID-19: Academy installs Plexiglas shields across campus

    Plexiglas barriers have been installed in classrooms across the Air Force Academy to help shield cadets and faculty from the coronavirus. In all, 800 Plexiglas shields have been mounted in classrooms and common areas across the campus since July.
  • Academy to host 12th Annual SoTL Forum

    The Air Force Academy will host its 12th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Forum virtually, Oct. 27 and 29.
  • 'A team effort': Academy’s History Office takes home top awards

    The Air Force Academy’s History Office earned two high-level awards earlier this month: the Excellence in History Program Award and the Air Force Heritage Award. The Excellence in History Program Award recognizes the best history programs in the Air Force, and the Air Force Heritage Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments by Air Force History and Museums Program personnel.
  • Former NSA McMaster speaks to cadets at Academy Assembly

    Former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster encouraged Air Force Academy cadets to set an example for bipartisanship during his keynote speech at the Academy Assembly Oct. 13. The retired Army lieutenant general was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs, serving on President Trump’s staff from Feb. 20, 2017 to March 15, 2018. McMaster’s hour-long speech, livestreamed from California and broadcast from Polaris Hall with a small group of cadets, faculty and assembly delegates watching, mirrored the assembly’s theme: “National Security and American Polarization: The Competition for Truth.”