• 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.
  • Academy to host annual deer hunt

    The Air Force Academy's Natural Resources office will host an annual deer management-controlled hunt Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13. Personnel from the Academy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will guide hunters during the event.
  • Academy superintendent celebrates Thanksgiving with cadets

    U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark celebrated Thanksgiving with the Cadet Wing with a full-course holiday meal in Mitchell Hall, prepared by the dining hall’s staff, Nov. 26. The superintendent encouraged cadets and all at the Academy to be thankful for their friends, families and fellow cadets, as the Academy continues to function safely despite the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Air Force Academy cadets earn prestigious scholarships

    Two seniors at the Air Force Academy received celebrated international scholarships this week. Cadet 1st Class Aryemis Brown, a humanities and legal studies major, received the Rhodes scholarship, and Cadet 1st Class Emily Berexa, an aeronautical engineering major, received the Holaday scholarship.