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  • UPDATE: West Monument Creek Fire at U.S. Air Force Academy

    The U.S. Air Force Academy re-opens to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at 5:30 a.m. This includes the Visitor Center, Planetarium and sporting venues. Hiking trails remain closed to all users until further notice.

  • UPDATE: West Monument Creek Fire at U.S. Air Force Academy

    As of 11 a.m., Feb. 28, 2024, the fire is approximately 75 percent contained. Ongoing precipitation and the increase in relative humidity have moved the area out of a Red Flag Warning. Fire crews from the region will continue to address any remaining areas of concern throughout the day.

  • UPDATE: West Monument Creek Fire at U.S. Air Force Academy

    As of 4 p.m., Feb. 26, 2024, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Fort Carson Directorate of Emergency Services and U.S. Forest Service fire departments have continued to fight and contain the West Monument Creek Fire. A fire area containment percentage will be made public as soon as it is

  • Academy airfield increases flying for summer programs

    On May 28, the Air Force Academy graduated nearly a thousand cadets, who entered the active duty Air Force as Second Lieutenants and leaders of character.  Approximately half of those graduates will be attending pilot training. Most took part in the Academy's Airmanship programs, which include

  • Academy responds to possible hazardous material

    Emergency response forces at the Air Force Academy are responding to a possible hazardous material situation at the base Post Office in the Community Center building here today.The incident occurred when regular security scans detected a possible hazardous material in a package. The facility has

  • Air Force Academy cadet death under investigation

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is investigating the death of an Air Force Academy cadet who died here Thursday April 2.The cadet was found with injuries in his dormitory room and pronounced dead at the scene at 3:43 p.m. The cause of death is not known at this time.The next of kin

  • Media advisory: Academy to conduct base exercise, Thurs, March 5

    The Academy will conduct a base-wide emergency management exercise Thursday, March 5.There may be some delays at both gates on Thursday and visitors may observe activities related to emergency response. Academy officials want to assure the public that this activity is planned and controlled, and ask