• Mckinneys proud to include USAFA in family story

    There are family stories that get better with each telling, which are passed down from generation to generation like an inheritance. For Blaine and Becky McKinney, many stories involve the Air Force Academy; where their sons Austin, Connor and Lucas ‘grew into men’ and carried on the family legacy of military service. One such story involves Gen. Norton Schwartz.
  • Air Force Academy places high in US News’ college rankings

    U.S. News & World Report ranks the Air Force Academy high in several categories in their annual ‘Best Colleges’ report released this week. The Academy was ranked third in the Top Public School category.
  • From the Academy's Safety Office: Be in the know when it snows

    There are several ways to get updated weather information at the Academy when the weather results in delayed reporting or causes the base to close. Call the school’s Snow Call line, 719-333-6249 and check out the Academy’s official Facebook page, Twitter feed and website at www.facebook.com/USAFA.Official, https://twitter.com/af_academy?lang=en and www.usafa.af.mil.
  • AF Academy releases Thanksgiving, Christmas academic schedules

    To best protect the health and safety of cadets and all personnel, academic classes will take place on Veterans Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving to allow the semester to end earlier in December.
  • AF Academy commandant pins on second star Sept 3

    The commandant of cadets at the Air Force Academy is now a major general, following a promotion ceremony hosted by Gen. Stephen Wilson, the Air Force’s vice chief of staff, Sept. 3. Edmondson, the commandant since May 2019, is responsible for the military, leadership and character development of more than 4,000 cadets. The Senate confirmed the president’s nomination for her second star earlier this year.
  • AF Academy's random testing program passes 3,500 tests, key to keeping COVID-19 numbers well below 1%

    The Air Force Academy continues to randomly select and test approximately 750 cadets, faculty and staff for COVID-19 per week, which has proven vital in helping keep positive cases well below 1% of cadets.
  • Air Force Academy helping agencies 'Connect to Protect' during Suicide Prevention Month

    September is Suicide Prevention Month across the Defense Department, with each service branch working to raise awareness about suicide and violence prevention. The Air Force Academy is no different as it works to "Connect to Protect."
  • 25 staff sergeants at AF Academy selected for promotion to technical sergeant

    Thousands of Airmen across the Air Force have something to look forward to in the next 12 months: a promotion to technical sergeant. Out of 8,246 staff sergeants selected for promotion to technical sergeant this year, 25 are assigned to the Air Force Academy.
  • Progress to renovate, restore Cadet Chapel is ongoing today

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is renovating an iconic Air Force symbol – the Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy. The $158 million project aims to fix structural damage to eliminate a longstanding leakage problem after years of ineffective smaller repair efforts.
  • Warthog pilot receives 2020 Jabara Award

    This year’s Colonel James Jabara Award went to A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot Capt. Alexander Boules. Boules, a 2015 Academy graduate, deployed to Afghanistan in 2019 and took part in a heated nighttime airstrike to rescue Afghan special operators trapped by the Taliban.