Welcome to Parents' Weekend 2016!
September 2-5

Welcome to the Air Force Academy's Parents' Weekend website! Here you'll find all the event details and other useful information for parents and visitors. Click here for the 2016 Parents' Weekend brochure and here for the Parents' Weekend Schedule of Events.

All cadet family members and guests may attend Parents' Weekend. There is no restriction on the number or types of guests who may participate in activities. Note that, due to space considerations, tickets for the Fourth-Class Luncheon at Mitchell Hall are initially allocated at 2 per cadet; after the initial purchase, extra tickets may be offered to cadets with more than 2 expected guests.

Cadet guests may register for Parents' Weekend by clicking here. Following registration, you will receive a return email with important information on Parents' Weekend.

Please note that registration is not required, but offers you information on Parents' Weekend activities, which is also available on this website by visiting the Visitor Information & Attachments page or the Schedule of Events page.
Fourth-Class Cadet Parent Orientation
On Thursday, 1 September 2015, at 4:30 in Arnold Hall Theater, Don't miss an exciting opportunity to get to know the USAFA senior staff and hear all about the latest innovations at the Academy. You will get an overview of USAFA programs from senior staff, including the Superintendent, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson; Commandant of Cadets, Brig. Gen. Stephen Williams; Dean of the Faculty, Brig. Gen. Andy Armacost; Athletic Director, Mr. James Knowlton; and Admissions Director, Col. Carolyn Benyshek. Q&A session will follow presentations.
Mitchell Hall Fourth-Class Luncheon
Experience lunch with your cadet at Mitchell Hall, the cadet dining facility on Friday, 2 September from 12-1:00 p.m.!! This meal is mandatory for all Fourth-Class cadets. As there is limited seating, cadets may purchase up to two tickets for their guests in Aug 2016. Once all requested tickets have been distributed to the squadrons, Mitchell Hall will make any remaining tickets available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure to coordinate with your cadet so he/she knows how many tickets to purchase for you! Lunch is also available at various other venues around the Cadet Area, including the Visitor Center, Arnold Hall and the Field House. For upper class cadets and their guests, each cadet squadron will host a noon BBQ in the cadet area.
Parents' Weekend Home Football Game
Don't miss purchasing your tickets to see the season-opening Falcons Football Game in Falcon Stadium on Saturday, 3 September! You can call the USAFA Athletic Ticket Office at (719) 472-1895 or purchase tickets online now at http://www.goairforcefalcons.com or by CLICKING HERE.

Air Force vs. Abiliene Christian
Date: 9/3/16
Time: TBA

Remember that cadets do not need to purchase tickets but must attend the game, and must sit with the Cadet Wing (in sections L17-L21). Cadets are released after the Air Force Song to join their adult guests for the holiday weekend.

Ticket Office Information:
Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: (719) 472-1895
Email: afa.tickets@airforceathletics.org

Mailing Address:
PO Box 89
USAFA, CO 80840
Cadet Field House
2168 Field House Dr
USAFA, CO 80840

Parents' Weekend Information and Registration
Parents' Weekend information will be e-mailed to parents/guests who register via the Parents' Weekend Registration link here. Note that registration is not required but is simply a service to provide you some important information. Information includes the Parents' Weekend schedule of events, Superintendent letter and parking pass. All items may be printed at home. If you are not able to print the items or do not have access to the internet, please ask your cadet to print the documents and send them to you or provide them upon your arrival. Please make sure to coordinate your visit with your cadet.

Cadet Wing Media Offers Basic Cadet Training (BCT) Products During Parents Weekend
Office of Cadet Media is your Basic Cadet Training one-stop-shop for Class of 2020 portraits, photos, yearbooks, Family Friends and Supporters congratulatory messages, and DVDs. KAFA radio will have special broadcast programming throughout BCT. Get more information at our booth on In-processing day and Parents Weekend. Get a photo taken with your cadet in uniform during Friday's Information Fair, Parents Weekend.

View, Download or Watch Your Class of 2020:
Check out Cadet Media's Social Media on Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube for free photos and video clips. Go to http://kafaradio.webs.com/ for all our links.

Class of 2020 Basic Cadet Training Yearbook, Congratulatory Message and DVD
BCT 2020 DVD:
Give yourself or that special someone the gift of experiencing 2020's basic training. This professionally produced AF Academy sanctioned video makes a great addition to the DVD collection, or buy a few and give to family and out-of-town relatives. Order your Limited Edition copy now by clicking here or by going to http://www.usafasupport.com/cadet-media.html. Filming began Day 1 - In processing, through 1st and 2nd Beast, and concludes with Acceptance Day Parade and shoulder-board pin-on. Included is every basic during flight's portrait day and each squadron participating in BCT training and fun activities.

Order the "Class of 2020 Basic Cadet Training" yearbook keepsake. Order a copy now, while supplies last, by clicking here or by going to http://www.usafasupport.com/cadet-media.html

BCT 2020 Congratulation Messages:
Show support for your cadet with a "Family, Friends and Supporters" message in the Class of 2020 Basic Cadet Training yearbook. This is a lasting way to instill pride and congratulate your cadet for overcoming the "Beast." Place you FFS message now by clicking hereand entering USAFA BCT, or by going to http://www.usafasupport.com/cadet-media.html. This is a limited time opportunity! Link is open: JUN 25 - SEP 26, 2016.

BCT 2020 Warrior Portraits and Family Portrait Sitting:
The Basic Cadet Training individual and Flight Group photos will be available for order by clicking here or by going to http://events.lifetouch.com/usairforceacademycoloradospringsco . Get free portrait sitting with family and cadets in uniform, Friday, Arnold Hall Information Fair, Parents Weekend (photos available for later purchase). All images will be all available online after Parents Weekend events. More information will be available by clicking this link http://events.lifetouch.com/usairforceacademycoloradospringsco in September or by calling Prestige Portrait by Lifetouch, 800-426-9533 x 241

Contact Cadet Media:
Cadet Media,
PO Box 6066,
USAFA, CO 80841-6066

Call: (719)333-4644
Fax: (719)333-6376
Email: cwmedia@usafa.edu

97.7FM KAFA "Voice of USAFA" Tune in for special Class of 2020 programing during In-processing, Basic Training and Parents Weekend. Listen to KAFA 97.7 FM. KAFA, " Voice of USAFA" plays commercial free Alternative Rock 24/7, 365 days a year! Listen online at http://kafaradio.webs.com or download KAFA on your phone from the App or Google Play stores, search KAFAfm or 97.7KAFA for mobile streaming. If you have song requests contact KAFA at 719-333-KAFA (5232) or email kafafm@gmail.com.