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  • Capt. Lance P. Sijan

    Capt. Lance P. Sijan, a 1965 graduate of the Air Force Academy, is the only Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor. Sijan was cited for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action in Southeast Asia at the risk of his life, above and beyond the call of duty.The nation's highest decoration was presented posthumously to ijan's parents, Mr.
  • 1st Lt. Karl W. Richter

    First Lt. Karl W. Richter, U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 1964, was posthumously awarded the 1969 Jabara Award for his heroic actions in the air over Southeast Asia.He was assigned to Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, in the spring of 1966; on Sept. 21, the 23 year-old became the youngest pilot ever to shoot down a MIG fighter
  • 10th Medical Group

    MISSIONThe 10th Medical Group at the U.S. Air Force Academy provides healthcare services to 65,000 beneficiaries, including support to the 4,000-member Cadet Wing. The group's primary goals are to ensure wartime readiness and optimize the health and wellness of our current and future air and space leaders. The 10th MDG also serves as a referral
  • Patient Rights and Responsibilities

    If at any time you believe your rights are compromised, please bring it to the attention of your heath care provider or ask to talk to a patient advocate.Prior to receiving care at the 10th Medical Group, your provider may request that you arrange for a reasonable adult to transport you home from the facility and remain with you for up to 24 hours
  • Air Force Academy history

    The U.S Air Force Academy was established April 1, 1954, the culmination of an idea years in the making. Airpower leaders, long before the Air Force was a separate service, argued that they needed a school dedicated to war in the air, to train Airmen. After September 1947, when the Air Force was established as a separate service, this idea finally
  • Cadet Chapel

    Editor's note: A four-year renovation project on the Cadet Chapel scheduled to begin in January 2019 is expected to close the chapel until 2023. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to visit and tour Colorado's No. 1 man-made attraction attraction until that time. Religious service held at the chapel will be moved to other locations including the
  • Academy Falcons and Falconry

    The FalconThe Air Force Academy mascot, the falcon, has intrigued sports enthusiasts across the U.S. for five decades. Trained and handled by cadet falconers, these birds soar and dive and often zoom low over spectator’s heads.While their public performances are limited to outdoor venues such as football games and Cadet Wing parades, the falcons
  • Athletics

    Few schools in the country have an athletic program as extensive as the Air Force Academy.The athletic program enhances the physical conditioning of all cadets, develops the physical skills necessary for officership, teaches leadership in a competitive environment and builds character. There are three subdivisions of the athletic program:
  • 10th Communications Squadron

    MISSIONThe 10th Communications Squadron leverages a diverse work force of military, civilian, and contract personnel, to provide communications, computer, and information support for over 9,000 customers, including more than 4,000 future Air Force leaders. Dedicated to the motto, "Right Comm, Right Now," the 10th CS provides cutting edge
  • Cadet Airmanship Programs

    The Air Force Academy offers a variety of flying programs under the direction of Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, in coordination with the Academy's commandant of cadets. These programs are a vital to each cadet's course of study as they provide a series of flying and parachuting experiences which integrate key