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May 3, 2018
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Tuskegee Airmen Honored at Academy Ceremony
With an original Tuskegee Airman in attendance, the Air Force Academy paid tribute Wednesday, May 2, 2018, to the band of heroic African-American aviators who served during World War II.

  Tuskegee Airmen

A Salute to Missing Brothers
Approximately 32 members from the USAFA Class of 1967 were on hand Thursday, April 26, 2018, to pay tribute to three Vietnam-era classmates who continue to be classified as "missing in action."

  67 Missing Brothers

5 Things You May Not Know About the Air Force Academy's Cadet Chapel
Here's five fun facts to boost your trivia knowledge of the Air Force Academy's Cadet Chapel.


USAFA Prep School Hosts STEM Outreach at Elementary School
Cadet candidates from the Air Force Academy Prep School showed their support for science last month at Stratmoor Elementary School.

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Generals Take Command of Air Commanders Symposium
The U.S. Air Force Academy welcomed four distinguished Air Force generals as headliners for the Air Commanders Symposium April 11. Retired four-star generals Charles Horner, Hal Hornburg, John Jumper and T. Michael Moseley explored the topic of Air Campaigns and Air Force Leadership since 1990.

  Air Commanders Symposium

Explore the New Leading Edge Newsletter
Academy graduates and friends are elevating cadets and expanding the excellence of the Air Force Academy through the United States Air Force Academy Endowment. This newsletter explores the impact of private philanthropy on the Academy.

  Leading Edge

Support the Dean's Fund for Academics
Cadets have access to top-tier academic training, unique research opportunities and development programs with the help of private support. Give a gift to the Dean's Fund for Academics.

  Deans Fund

Establish a Lasting Legacy
Discover ways to establish your legacy by including the Air Force Academy in your will or trust. Explore the Gift Planning website of the United States Air Force Academy Endowment.

Grads in the News

New CIO of the Joint Staff
Changes are afoot at the Pentagon. President Trump selected Lt. Gen. Bradford "B.J." Shwedo '87 as the next CIO of the Joint Staff, Defense Secretary James Mattis announced.


U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Inducts Two New Members
Thomas Jones '77 graduated from U.S. Air Force Academy and served on active duty as an Air Force officer for six years. Selected by NASA to be an astronaut in 1990, he first flew on Space Shuttle Endeavour in April 1994 and again in October 1994. In 1996, he flew aboard Columbia and flew his final shuttle flight in 2001 aboard Atlantis.


Former Air Force Standout Earns Mini-camp Invitation from Green Bay Packers
Jacob Onyechi's pro football hopes live on, as the 2017 Air Force graduate will get another opportunity with the Green Bay Packers this weekend.


Defending a Nation Can Be a Family Affair
Emily and Scott Lagarile are stationed less than 20 miles from the United States border with Canada. The couple didn't know each other while attending the Academy, but met and would marry while at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.


Q&A: Retired Air Force General on the Need to Diversify Fuel Sources
Gen. Donald J. Hoffman '74 talks about his solar-powered Wisconsin home and the case for developing alternative liquid fuels.


Former Air Force Captain, Turned Actor and Author, Shares His Story
Former Air Force Cap. Joe Zieja '07 is one of the most sought after voice actors in America. His journey to Hollywood started in a small New Jersey town. Zieja went to the United States Air Force Academy, then spent his military career working in intelligence.


Air Force Men's Basketball Holds Clinic for Local Children
Air Force men's basketball team members participated in a basketball clinic for 200 children at the Briargate YMCA in Colorado Springs.

From the Bleachers

1998 Football Team Named to Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame
The 1998 Air Force football team has been selected for induction into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame. The Class of 2018 will be formally inducted on Oct. 23, 2018, at the Broadmoor World Arena.

Air Force football national television schedule announced
Falcon Stadium construction update

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