• Eye care for 10th Medical Group patients expands with a ‘smile’

    Service members and cadets at the Air Force Academy may be eligible to receive a new eye procedure designed to improve their sight. The small incisional lenticular extraction, or SMILE, procedure is less invasive than LASIK, a common laser eye surgery, according to Lt. Col. Marcus Neuffer, the Academy’s chief surgeon assigned to the 10th Medical Group.
  • Top authors promote creative thinking at Academy, Homeland Defense Institute symposium

    Two New York Time’s best-selling authors shared their creative view on solving problems with Academy cadets and staff during the Breaking America symposium. The Homeland Defense Institute, created by the Academy and North American Aerospace Defense Command-Northern Command to study potential future domestic threats across Canada and the U.S., sponsored the event.
  • Academy co-hosts discussion to combat sex assault, harassment

    Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent, co-hosted a National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America’s Colleges, Universities and Service Academies, virtually, Sept. 7 and 8.
  • ROKAF Air Chief gains insight into the Academy’s mission

    Republic of Korea Air Force Gen. Inho Park, ROKAF Chief of Staff, visited the Academy and Korean cadets here, Aug. 27. Park toured the Multi-Domain Laboratory, which will serve as an avenue to bolster cadets’ combat education and problem solving abilities. Later, he toured the astronautics and aeronautics laboratories where faculty and cadets showcased current programs and highlighted important milestones
  • Academy celebrates Acceptance Day, convocation for class of ‘25

    Scores of freshmen cadets were welcomed into the class of ’25 during the school’s annual Acceptance Day event, August 6. Brigadier Gen. Linell Letendre, the Academy’s dean, hosted a convocation after the Acceptance Day Parade to welcome the class of ’25 to their first academic semester at the Academy.
  • Academy preps for construction of state-of-art Madera Cyber Center

    A multimillion-dollar construction project to build a cyber center at the Air Force Academy begins later this summer and will last through 2023.
  • Academy cadets soar through summer

    The 306th Flying Training Group operates one of the Defense Department’s top 10 busiest runways where more than 120 aircraft gain altitude above the Air Force Academy each day. Single-engine aircraft, planes ferrying cadet parachutists, tow-planes and gliders piloted by cadets in Air Education and Training Command’s Airmanship 461 course – glider-instructor pilot upgrade – fly 6 a.m-6 p.m. everyday. Cadets enroll in the basic soaring course each summer before their sophomore year, take 14 glider flights as passengers and get a chance to soar solo.
  • Update: AF Academy reopens to public Aug 2

    The Air Force Academy will open to the public August 2, nearly 17 months after closing to all but official business to safeguard its community during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Newly named Space Force bases to continue partnership with AF Academy

    Cadets commissioning into the Space Force after graduating from the Air Force Academy could find themselves at three new Space Force bases in Colorado Springs.
  • Technology propels military strategy at AF Academy

    A $9.5 million project to enhance combat education is slated to be  unveiled at the Air Force Academy by the end of the year.      That project, installing a multi domain laboratory in the military and strategic studies department, will provide extra layers of realism to one of the school’s core courses, “air power and joint operations strategy,” said MSS instructor Master Sgt. Bonnie Rushing.