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Academy News

  • 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

  • Academy hosts space-focused STEM forum

    Airmen, Guardians and Faculty hosted a “STEMtoSpace” event here for elementary school students from the Colorado Springs region, Dec. 15-16. Service members and civilians lead the “STEMtoSpace” program to engage with schools across the U.S. throughout the month of December. The outreach introduced

  • 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Visit the Academy

    U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Cadets got the unique experience of interacting with and learning from the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2022 at the U.S. Air Force Academy Sept. 27-29. The National Character and Leadership Symposium sponsored the visit and three days of activities.The 12