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Welcome to the U.S. Air Force Academy
It’s a great time to visit the U.S. Air Force Academy.
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 mentorship and collaboration, military and career professionals remain highly visible in the classroom, in the community and in the research field. We require excellence from our educators because excellence is expected from our cadets.
Our campus facilities and programs are also reaching for new horizons. We’ve designed our labs and research centers to be the best in the world. You’ll find cutting-edge technology like trisonic blowdown tunnels and rocket test cells in our aeronautics laboratory, and classrooms designed for open conversation and collaboration. From a curricular standpoint, we’ve added technology-driven fields of study, including coursework in cyber warfare and remotely piloted aircraft. We develop cadets who are prepared leaders in a global society.
As we modernize and move forward, we have a renewed commitment to being good stewards of our environment. From our recently completed construction of a 6-megawatt solar array covering 30 acres, to a fleet of hybrid and E-85 vehicles, we’re working to become a net-zero energy base — and that’s just one part of a larger vision.
Whether you’ve come to Colorado Springs as a visitor, cadet or by permanent change of station, one thing is certain: The Academy experience — decades in the making — is unlike any other, and we’re proud to say that we operate at a different altitude by educating, training and inspiring men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the U.S. Air Force in service to our nation.
WHAT CAN I DO AS A VISITOR?
There are many sights to explore at the Academy. We invite you to visit the breathtaking Cadet Chapel, with its towering spires reaching 150 feet in the air, or sneak a peek of Polaris Hall, home to our new Center for Character & Leadership Development.
Head over to Falcon Stadium for a game or enjoy beautiful vistas from one of our publicly accessible hiking and biking trails.
WHAT CAN I DO AS STAFF, A DEPENDENT OR A RETIREE?
You can take advantage of our beautiful recreational facilities like Eisenhower Golf Course, Academy Lanes Bowling Center, and the Base Library, to name a few. You are also invited to connect with the cadets by watching intramural, club, and intercollegiate athletics and activities, attending lectures from guest speakers, becoming a squadron participant and, if eligible, becoming a cadet sponsor.
While grounded in our rich heritage, the Academy also aims to become extraordinary by creating excitement and focus around innovation, excellence in cadet and faculty development, and partnerships with alumni, industry and the surrounding community. Your time at the Academy will be a rewarding experience and critical to the preparation of our future leaders who will serve their nation in government, business and community.