• Air Force Academy releases statement on Mountain West Conference decision to play football

    Following the Mountain West Conference’s decision to play football (https://themw.com/), the Air Force Academy is providing the following statement. Anything further on the decision should go to the conference, and any questions on schedules, fan attendance, etc. should go to the Athletic Department website (https://goairforcefalcons.com/).
  • Academy’s 21st superintendent reports for duty

    Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark became the superintendent of the Air Force Academy in a change of command ceremony attended by Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., and Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond.
  • Academy Supt. Lt. Gen. Silveria to retire after 35-year Air Force career

    Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria has big plans after his three-year tenure as the Air Force Academy’s superintendent officially ends Sept. 23.
  • Academy gives out gunlocks to reduce suicides

    Scores of drivers braving rush hour to the Air Force Academy received a gift Sept. 15: a gunlock. Violence Prevention officials and other staff gave out 1,500 gunlocks during the morning commute at the base’s North and South gates. September is Suicide Prevention Month across the Defense Department, with each service branch working to raise awareness about suicide and violence prevention. The DOD’s slogan for the month is “Connect to Protect,” meant to emphasize healthy connections to family, friends and communities.
  • 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.