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  • The Honor Code

    "We Will Not Lie, Steal Or Cheat, Nor Tolerate Among Us Anyone Who Does"The Air Force Academy Honor Code was formally adopted in 1956 by the first graduating class, the Class of 1959. It was then, and continues to be today, a minimum standard of conduct which cadets expect of themselves and their fellow cadets.Lt.Gen. Hubert R. Harmon, the
  • The Falcon Foundation

    The Falcon Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation that provides scholarships to private preparatory schools for motivated young people seeking admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy and a career in the Air Force.Although it is a private organization, the Falcon Foundation works closely with the U.S. Air Force Academy. Information
  • FalconSAT Program

    The U.S. Air Force Academy FalconSAT program provides cadets an opportunity to design, analyze, build, test and operate small satellites to conduct Department of Defense space missions. FalconSAT research is conducted within the Academy's Space Systems Research Center. The SSRC coordinates research funding with outside organizations and provides
  • The Academy in the Space Age

    The Air Force Academy plays a vital role in the U.S. space program. Academy graduates are among the country's current and future astronauts, engineers and mission support specialists.Space has always been a part of the Academy curriculum. Since 1965, the school has offered a major in astronautical engineering, one of the few accredited
  • Mitchell Hall

    The cadet dining facility, Mitchell Hall, is one of the largest mass dining facilities in the world. Dedicated in honor of military aviation pioneer Brig. Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell in 1959, the dining facility is a $15-million, three and one-half story structure in which more than 4,500 people can be served at one time.Two loading docks are
  • Drum and Bugle Corps

    Since 1948, the Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps has entertained audiences across the nation and abroad with its thrilling performances. The corps was reassigned from Washington, D.C., to the Academy in 1963 and turned over to the Cadet Wing in 1972. Since then, they have won 20 of the 30 Inter-Service Academy Drum and Bugle Corps Competitions. The
  • Cadet Pay

    U.S. Air Force Academy cadets earn $846 a month in basic pay. Cadet pay is disbursed by direct deposit to the cadet's personal checking account. Entering the Academy incurs a number of expenses. A holding account is established for cadets, and a portion of cadets' pay is transferred to these holding accounts to ensure funds are available to cover
  • Cadet Honor Guard

    The U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Honor Guard is a prestigious cadet unit, drawing less than 2 percent of the cadet wing as its members. Steeped in tradition, the Cadet Honor Guard was founded in 1974 primarily to function as an exhibition drill unit. Since then, it has expanded its mission to perform such details as color guard, flag details,
  • Cadet Exemplar Program

    PURPOSEThe Cadet Exemplar Program is an avenue for each Academy class to honor and identify with a past military giant, alive or dead. It is designed to link our nation's rich heritage with our boundless future. As such, the heroes who are chosen epitomize the personal characteristics that each class of cadets seeks to emulate. The goal of the
  • Cadet Choirs and Cadet Chorale

    More than 200 cadets voluntarily lend their voices to cadet choral groups, participating to varying degrees throughout their four years at the Air Force Academy.CHAPEL CHOIRSThe Chapel Choirs -- Catholic, Protestant, Gospel, Protestant Praise Team and Latter Day Saints (Mormon) -- support worship services and musical experiences related to the