• Academy grad receives Air Force's Cadet of the Year Award, says ‘focus is on the future’

    The Air Force announced Jan. 20 that it selected a 2020 Air Force Academy graduate and athlete as its Cadet of the Year. Second Lt. Jeff Gerlica, a drone pilot in training, was an operations research major, vice wing commander, and four-year baseball letter-winner during his time at the Academy.
  • Academy cadets start semester online, in classrooms

    Scores of cadets swapped online learning for classroom attendance after a coronavirus safety restriction limiting their movements lifted Jan. 15. The spring semester began last week via online learning, after thousands of cadets returned from a holiday break Jan. 5-7 under strict health and safety guidelines.
  • DAF senior leaders address recent events at Capitol

    Department of the Air Force senior leaders addressed the recent events at the U.S. Capitol in a letter to Airmen and Guardians encouraging them to exhibit conduct of the highest standard, Jan. 13. Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass and Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Space Force Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman all signed the memorandum. 
  • COVID surveillance testing, safety measures in place for cadets after holiday break

    Thousands of cadets traveled back to the Air Force Academy this week after leaving the school in December for a holiday break. In all, about 4,000 cadets returned here in phases, spread across Jan 5-7, with strict guidelines on what to do if they felt sick or tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • News Brief: North gate hours to change during holiday break

    The North Gate at the Air Force Academy will close 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24, 26-31. The gate will close all day, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
  • Department of the Air Force releases findings on racial disparity review

    The Department of the Air Force released its report on the findings of an Air Force Inspector General independent review into racial disparity Dec. 21. The full report is available for download on AF.mil.
  • Top Air and Space Force leaders celebrate 1-year anniversary of Space Force

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, Space Force senior enlisted adviser, sent a letter to all Total Force Airmen across the Air Force to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Space Force, Dec. 20.
  • AF releases chief master sgt ‘selects’ list, 1 senior NCO at AF Academy to be promoted to chief

    Air Force officials selected 518 senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant, out of 2,763 eligible, for a selection rate of 18.75 percent in the 20E9 promotion cycle.
  • AF Academy, Association of Grads announce 2020’s Distinguished Grads

    U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force Academy and its Association of Graduates announced this year’s Distinguished Graduates, Dec. 4. The Distinguished Graduate Award recognizes exceptional graduates for their extraordinary and significant contributions to the U.S. and their communities.
  • Air Force hits record retention levels, reviews voluntary force management efforts

    The Department of the Air Force is seeing its highest retention levels in 20 years, second only to rates recorded shortly after 9/11 in 2002. However, as hundreds of members who were previously planning to retire or separate in 2020 withdrew or delayed their departures amidst COVID-19 concerns, it led to fiscal year 2021 end strength numbers that already exceeded the projected end-of-year goals.