Air Force Academy, CO 80840, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide



Welcome to the U.S. Air Force Academy, who has commissioned our nation’s leaders through an immersive and rigorous academic and military training environment for more than 60 years. Our distinguished faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a world-class education for a diverse and informed Cadet Wing. Through mentorshi


Honor our past, focus on our future. At the U.S. Air Force Academy, we take a tremendous amount of pride in our rich and storied history. From the very foundations of our institution, the legacy of the Long Blue Line has been the development of leaders of character. We build

Your Academy

From our modern-designed halls to our unique organizational structure, we invite you to get to know your Academy. A cadet’s life is centered around eight major buildings, many of which were named after officers who are vital to the history of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Your Academy’S Eight

Local Area

From the awe-inspiring rock formations in the Garden of the Gods and towering vistas of Pikes Peak, to the legacy of athletic excellence at the U.S. Olympic Headquarters and Olympic Training Center, there is much to see and do in the Colorado Springs area. Get to know your community,


Academy Athletics  The Academy is home to 27 men’s and women’s Division I athletic teams. Many sporting events are free with the exception of football, men’s and women’s basketball, ice hockey and women’s volleyball. Tickets are sold at the Field House, or online . Academy staff and faculty member

Staff Arrival Information

Getting Here The U.S. Air Force Academy is nestled at the base of Pike’s Peak, one of Colorado’s 53 fourteeners (mountain peaks with an elevation of 14,000+ feet). It is located approximately 10 miles north of downtown Colorado Springs and 60 miles south of Denver, along Interstate 25. Road travel

Life on Base

Housing The Academy’s housing is managed by our privatization partner, Hunt LLC, and Air Force Academy Military Communities. Since 2007, the community has undergone construction of new homes in Upper Douglass Valley and renovations in Pine Valley and Douglass Valley homes. The community is nestled in a national forest setting

Colorado Life

Weather The United States Air Force Academy is located at 7,258 feet above sea level. Newcomers from lower elevations may experience minor altitude sickness. Be sure to drink plenty of water and do not overexert yourself in the first two to three weeks after arrival. Colorado enjoys more than 300

Services & Facilities

Medical Care The 10th Medical Group is a well-equipped clinic with ambulatory (same-day) surgery. The clinic is in the DoD Western Region and provides services with our TRICARE Managed Care Support Contractor, United-Healthcare Military & Veterans. Our professional medical staff provides care in most major medical specialties. Located in the
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