Air Force Academy to host Class of '19 graduation parade May 29

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy’s Class of 2019 Graduation Parade is scheduled for May 29 at Stillman Parade Field east of the main campus.

Pre-parade events begin at 7:55 a.m. when various aerial events take place. This will be the last parade for the Class of 2019 as they turn over leadership of the Cadet Wing to the Class of 2020. 

Events are free, open to the public, and tickets are not required. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Visitors should enter the Academy through the Academy’s North Gate, at Exit 156 off I-25. Visitors are advised to arrive early, as parade attendance and vehicle traffic are typically very high. Vehicles entering the Academy are also subject to random searches, which could also delay traffic. 

Parade parking will be directed to the Cadet Field House, where shuttle bus services will transport attendees to the parade field. Attendees are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water (sealed bottles only), since bus wait times may sometimes be longer than expected. Although handicapped shuttles will be available throughout the Cadet Area, there may be extensive walking required from bus stops to the parade field bleachers. Please consider this when bringing elderly or guests needing additional support to the Academy.

The public should not bring large bags and backpacks to the parade. Cameras, video cameras and binoculars are permitted, but attendees should be prepared to remove the camera lenses for security inspection.

The parade is subject to cancellation in the event of severe weather.