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Welcome to Parents' Weekend 2014
28 August - 1 September 2014

Welcome to YOUR United States Air Force Academy! Parents' Weekend 2014 begins on Thursday, 28 August, and ends on Labor Day, 1 September 2014. Parents' Weekend is an exciting time for cadets, their families and guests. The information on this website is provided to assist you with planning for the various Parents' Weekend events. Please review the information carefully so that you can closely coordinate your visit with your cadet. Click here for the Parents' Weekend brochure and here for the schedule of events.

Although Parents' Weekend activities and tours are primarily focused on orienting new Fourth-Class cadet parents to the Academy's programs and facilities, all cadet family members and guests may attend Parents' Weekend.

Links to Parents' Weekend information will be e-mailed to parents/guests who register on the Parents' Weekend Registration site via link located in the left hand column of this page (effective end of July). Information includes the Parents' Weekend handout, schedule of events, Superintendent letter and parking pass. All items may be printed at home. If you are not able to print the items, please ask your cadet to print the documents and send them to you or provide them upon your arrival. All documents may also be downloaded from this website here. Please make sure to coordinate your visit with your cadet, as he/she may need to pick up tickets for various events.

The following articles are offered on this page (click on link to go directly to the article):


Parents' Weekend Registration Information
When you register for Parents’ Weekend via the link at left (available end of July 2014), you will receive, via email, links to helpful information on Parents’ Weekend that you may print out and bring with you during your visit to the Academy. All cadet guests may register through the USAFA website to receive this email with its attachments, which may be printed at home. If you do not have a computer or are not able to print the information, please contact your cadet to print and mail these materials to you. REGISTRATION IS NOT MANDATORY.

Please make sure to fully coordinate your visit with your cadet, as he/she may need to pick up tickets for events you wish to attend. You may purchase tickets to the football game from the USAFA Athletics website here Note that individual game tickets will be available starting on 1 August. Cadets are not required to purchase football game tickets and must sit with the Cadet Wing during the game. They will be released to their parents/adult guests following the game.

You may view and print the Parents' Weekend information at this link.


Parents' Weekend Security Procedures
Please note that all non-DOD ID card holders should plan to enter the base through the North Gate for all Parents' Weekend activities. You may be asked to show proof of insurance, a valid vehicle registration and a photo ID. If you are driving a rental car, please keep the rental agreement and current proof of insurance in the vehicle at all times. Guests may ride the shuttles or walk into the Cadet Area but must be escorted by a cadet or military member to enter the Terrazzo or any of the academic buildings or dormitories. We recommend you put your parking pass in your dash whenever you are parked at the Academy.

All vehicles entering the base are subject to inspection by security personnel. Guests should refrain from bringing large bags, coolers, thermoses, backpacks or other items that will require additional scrutiny or searches from security personnel.

Please make sure to follow all posted speed limits when driving on the base. Note that seatbelts must be worn by all vehicle occupants at all times when driving on the Academy. Drivers may not use hand-held cellular phones while the vehicle is in motion. If you need to make or take a call, please use a hands-free device or pull to the side of the road. Also, be aware that radar detectors are not permitted on base. Finally, keep in mind that wildlife such as deer, elk and wild turkeys can be a hazard while driving on the Academy. Please be alert for them and drive carefully. Remember, they have the right-of-way!

If Force Protection Conditions (FPCONs) change due to world events or events closer to home, some scheduled events may change or require additional security precautions for the safety of all our guests. Any event changes will be advertised in local media and on the message boards at both entry gates.

Parents' Weekend Parking and Transportation
Guest parking for all events in the Cadet Area is in the cadet lots just south and east of the Cadet Field House and north of Stillman Field unless specified in the "Event Details" link at left. Shuttle buses will run to each event unless otherwise indicated. Please follow signs to event parking. There is no cadet or parent parking permitted in the upper Harmon Hall parking lot on Friday of Parents' Weekend or on the shoulders of the roads at any time. Please see cadet area map here for locations of guest parking for Parents' Weekend.

Please plan to arrive early for all Parents' Weekend events, especially the parade. Traffic, parking and security checks may result in delays getting to your destination. Remember, 8,000+ cadet parents, siblings and guests will all be arriving at USAFA on Friday morning at about the same time! When you arrive on the base (all non-DOD ID card holders must use the North Gate), follow the signs to visitor parking in the Cadet Field House and Reservoir parking lots. Vehicles MUST be parked in designated parking spaces only--violators may be ticketed or towed at owner's expense. There is no guest or cadet parking permitted in the Harmon Hall parking lot on Friday. Private vehicles may not enter the Cadet Area during Parents' Weekend. Shuttle buses will operate from visitor parking lots on Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., transporting guests to and from the various events within the Cadet Area. Guests are also welcome to walk from the parking areas. Buses will stop at designated bus stops (identified by signs and benches). No shuttles will run during the weekend.

Throughout your visit, please be prepared with good walking shoes and bottles of water, since bus wait times may sometimes be longer than expected. Although handicapped shuttles will be available throughout the Cadet Area, there may be extensive walking required from bus stops to your final destination. Please make sure to consider this when bringing elderly or infirm guests to the Academy.

Parents' Weekend - Disabled/Handicapped Assistance
Disabled or handicapped guests should bring or rent any walkers, wheelchairs, breathing support or other special-needs or medical equipment they require. They should also bring their state-issued 'disabled/handicapped' placard or other documentation in order to park in designated disabled/handicapped lots. During Parents' Weekend, specially equipped shuttle vans will transport disabled guests from the disabled/handicapped parking lot to locations within the Cadet Area. If you have serious medical conditions such as anemia, heart disease or pulmonary disease, you should consult your doctor about the need for portable oxygen or preventive medication and the advisability of traveling to the Academy. NOTE: The Academy is unable to provide wheelchairs, oxygen tanks and other medical equipment supplies. Please contact a medical supply distributor or your doctor or insurance carrier for your medical needs. See partial list of companies here.

How to Contact Cadets
Please make sure to arrange a convenient meeting location with your cadet ahead of time (such as in front of the Cadet Field House, Arnold Hall or the Core Values Ramp). If you should miss your cadet at the scheduled time, pre-arrange to meet prior to his/her next class at the base of the Core Values Ramp near the Fairchild Hall bus stop (see page 10 for class times). If you should lose each other altogether, you may receive assistance from staff positioned at the base of the ramp near the east end of Vandenberg Hall. The “Lost Parents Booth” will have cadet class schedules and can escort you to your cadet’s next class. If you arrive after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, please plan to meet your cadet at the Cadet Field House at a prearranged time. All cadets should have their cell phones on Friday morning of Parents’ Weekend, so we recommend you communicate via phone if you lose each other.

NOTE: We appreciate your not interfering with your cadet’s military duties. During the parade, we ask parents to stay off the parade field until the conclusion of the parade. After the parade, you may meet your Fourth-Class cadet on the parade field to be escorted to lunch in Mitchell Hall. Please ensure your cadet purchases tickets for this event ahead of time—no tickets will be sold at the door. If the parade is cancelled for severe weather, guests may visit the Information Fair at Arnold Hall or check with their cadet to see whether their Squadron has moved up their Open House to 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Following the Squadron Open Houses on Friday (4:30-6:00 p.m.) or final class period, cadets may be allowed an overnight privilege. All Second-, Third- and Fourth-Class cadets must return to the Academy for accountability formations by 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning at Falcon Stadium (10:30 a.m. for First-Class cadets). Following the football game, cadets may join their adult parents/guests for the rest of the holiday weekend, signing in on Monday evening at 7:10 p.m. (10:45 p.m. for First-Class cadets). Each Squadron Air Officer Commanding (AOC) authorizes cadet privileges.

Upon completion of the summer program, all Fourth-Class cadets will change from summer squadrons (letters A-H) to numbered squadrons (1-40). Please be sure to ask your cadet the number of his/her new squadron. Staff at the Information Fair will have listings of cadets and their squadrons in case you were not able to get in touch with your cadet prior to Parents' Weekend.

Cadets will be permitted to have their personal cellular phones throughout Parents' Weekend, so feel free to contact them directly. However, if you cannot reach your cadet, you can contact their squadron at the phone numbers listed below.

To call your cadet in his or her Squadron, locate the squadron telephone number on the list below. The prefix for the Academy is 333-XXXX. The area code for the Academy is 719.

Please use the Cadet in Charge of Quarters (CCQ) number when calling a cadet. It can be very difficult to contact a cadet during the academic day. In most cases, you will have to leave a message for your cadet to return your call. If you must talk to a cadet (emergencies only), call the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) or the Commandant of Cadets Command Center at 333-2910.

CCQ Duty Hours (times are subject to change): Weekends/Holidays: 6:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m. (11:00 p.m. on last day of weekend/holiday); Academic Days: 6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Cadet Squadron Locations: Sijan Hall (S)—Squadrons 24-40; Vandenberg Hall (V)—Squadrons 1-23


FIRST GROUP
SECOND GROUP
SQ
CCQ / AOC Phone
Dorm SQ
CCQ / AOC Phone
Dorm
01
4534 / 8991
V 11
4581 / 4539
V
02
4533 / 4537
V 12
4448 / 4608
V
03
4640 / 4548
V 13
4757 / 4758
V
04
4612 / 4541
V 14
4759 / 4767
V
05
4535 / 4524
V 15
4669 / 4668
V
06
4551 / 4532
V 16
4675 / 4671
V
07
4492 / 4518
V 17
4501 / 4785
V
08
4491 / 4550
V 18
4777 / 4768
V
09
4574 / 4552
V 19
4741 / 4751
V
10
4500 / 4569
V 20
4712 / 6521
V
THIRD GROUP
FOURTH GROUP
SQ
CCQ / AOC Phone
Dorm SQ
CCQ / AOC Phone
Dorm
21
4666 / 4456
V 31
3050 / 4474
S
22
4659 / 4594
V 32
3052 / 4451
S
23
4529 / 4457
S 33
4300 / 4604
S
24
4447 / 4559
S 34
4304 / 4444
S
25
4695 / 4798
S 35
4311 / 4606
S
26
6842 / 4766
S 36
4306 / 4476
S
27
4660 / 4424
S 37
0667 / 0337
S
28
4748 / 4408
S 38
0668 / 0338
S
29
4717 / 4488
S 39
0669 / 0339
S
30
4711 / 4465
S 40
0670 / 0340
S

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
If you have a medical, fire or police emergency, please call 911 immediately. You may reach Academy Security Forces at (719) 333-2000 or 333-4100. There are several major medical facilities in Colorado Springs to handle medical situations: Memorial Hospital Central, (719) 365-5000, Memorial Hospital North, (719) 364-5000, Penrose-St. Francis, (719) 776-5000 and St. Francis Medical Center, (719) 571-1000.

Lodging in the Colorado Springs Area
There are numerous motels and hotels in the Colorado Springs area; however, the Pikes Peak Region is a nationally known resort area, and holiday weekends are particulary popular, with many special events taking place in the city and surrounding areas. For lodging information, you may contact any of the below listed organizations or any websites that assist with lodging:

Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, (877) 745-3773

Colorado R&R, (877) 517-3381 or (719) 333-7367

Rampart Lodge, USAFA's military lodging facility, (719) 333-4910


Appropriate Dress during your Visit
Please ensure children and young adults wear appropriate clothing for a visit to a national military academy. Plan to dress sensibly and comfortably for outdoor activities such as the Cadet Wing Parades. Since a visit to the Academy may require extensive walking, wear good walking shoes. We suggest that guests bring sun block, hats and raingear for scheduled outside events. For Chapel services and official ceremonies, please dress appropriately; for example, dress or slacks for ladies, coat and tie for gentlemen and Service Dress uniform or equivalent for military members.

Local Shopping
With a population of over 400,000, Colorado Springs is the 47th largest city in the US and offers all the amenities visitors could ask for. The Air Force Academy, located on the north end of the city, is close to hotels, shopping, restaurants and tourist attractions. Academy Boulevard, accessed from the South Gate of the Air Force Academy, offers a wide variety of retail stores, services, dining and entertainment establishments, all within minutes of the Cadet Area. For Academy souvenirs, guests are welcome to shop at the USAFA Visitor Center, the Falcon Gift Shop in the Cadet Field House or at the Association of Graduates’ Doolittle Hall. Please be aware that the Base Exchange, Commissary and Service Center, located at the Academy Community Center, are only for authorized personnel (i.e., active duty or retired military personnel and authorized dependents). If you do not have a military ID card, you must be accompanied by your cadet.

High Altitude Health Concerns
The Air Force Academy Cadet Area is approximately 7,300 feet above sea level. At this altitude, it is possible to contract an illness known as acute mountain or high-altitude sickness. The common symptoms of this disorder include headache, malaise, nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath. Most cases of acute mountain sickness are mild but the altitude may exacerbate other existing medical conditions. High altitude sickness usually resolves within a few days once an individual has had a chance to adapt to the increased elevation. The best way to avoid illness is to allow yourself to acclimatize: try not to over-exert yourself in the first days after your arrival and make sure to drink sufficient fluids to avoid dehydration. Don't go sight seeing at higher elevations (i.e., up in the mountains) until after you have been in Colorado Springs for a few days. Alcohol consumption may worsen these symptoms, so make sure to drink in moderation.

Parents' Weekend Weather
Due to our location on the Front Range of the Rockies and our high elevation, weather at the Academy can be highly unpredictable and change rapidly. It can be sunny and warm one day and rainy, foggy and cold the next day. The daytime high temperature is usually in the 80's, and the evening low in the 50's at this time of year. We recommend you bring sunscreen, clear, unopened water bottles and hats for good weather and rain coats/hats for bad weather. To better plan your day, see the USAFA weather site at http://www.usafa.edu/tu/306ftg/oss/weather/sevenday.cfm for more information.

SEVERE WEATHER. Colorado has more thunderstorm days than any other state except Florida. During the summer months, flash floods can become a major weather hazard. Slow-moving thunderstorms can dump several inches of rain over a small area in a few hours, quickly saturating the ground. In steep mountain terrain, the runoff pours into streams and rivers, causing water levels to rise rapidly.

HAIL. The state's mountains and high elevation increase the likelihood that hail will form in a thunderstorm, making Colorado one of the hail capitals of the world. Northeastern Colorado and nearby Great Plains states get more hail each year than any other part of the United States.

FLOODS. Flash floods are responsible for most deaths, and nearly half of those fatalities are auto related--such as when people unwittingly try to drive through flood waters. It only takes two feet of water to carry away most automobiles, and six inches of fast-moving water can knock you off your feet. That's why, in a flash flood, it's best to leave your car, get away from the water, and climb to safety.

LIGHTNING. Lightning is Colorado's most dangerous weather hazard. Since the late 1980s, more people have been killed or injured by lightning than by any other weather-related phenomena in Colorado. In an average year, lightning kills three and injures eighteen people.

Hiking during a thunderstorm in Colorado's mountains can be very dangerous. In the summer, thunderstorms typically begin to form over the mountains in late morning or early afternoon. To minimize your risk of exposure to lightning, it's best to hike early in the morning.

WARNING SYSTEM. Here at the Air Force Academy, the "Giant Voice System" (an outdoor loud-speaker system) will activate when a thunderstorm or lightning threatens the area. When lightning poses a threat, a notification to seek shelter will be broadcast over Giant Voice, warning guests to shelter immediately or limit exposure to the outdoors. Guests should remain in an indoor location until it has been determined that lightning is out of the area or no longer a threat.

Parents' Weekend Chapel Activities
The chaplains at the Air Force Academy are privileged to minister to the spiritual and moral needs of your cadet. Their mission is to provide for and support spiritual and character development through the free exercise of religion and pastoral care. To fulfill this critical mission, we offer worship opportunities, religious education, fellowship activities, choirs, retreats and pastoral counseling.

The Cadet Chapel will be open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during Parents' Weekend, except Sunday, when services will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Parking for Sunday services is in the upper Harmon Hall parking lot. The chapel will reopen for visitors on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

A number of different worship services will be offered during Parents' Weekend. See the schedule of events for specific services and times.

Please contact the Chaplains' Office if you have any questions about Chaplain Services at the Academy or about any of the religious services or activities during Parents' Weekend.

Cadet Chapel Phone Number: (719) 333-2636

Mailing Address:
USAFA / HC
2348 Sijan Drive, Suite 100
USAF Academy CO 80840-8280


USAFA Athletics Programs and Facilities
The Air Force Academy athletics program is designed to improve overall physical fitness, teach athletic skills and develop leadership qualities such as self-confidence, initiative, teamwork and the ability to handle pressure. To achieve its goals, the Academy offers one of the most extensive physical education, intramural sports and intercollegiate athletic programs in the nation.

Because of the emphasis on athletics, the Academy provides its cadets some of the finest athletic facilities in the country. The Cadet Field House contains Clune Arena, a 6,000-seat basketball arena, a 2,500-seat ice hockey arena and a multi-purpose area consisting of an Astroturf infield surrounded by a 1/6-mile track. The Cadet Gymnasium houses three full-sized gymnasiums, an Olympic-size swimming pool and water polo pool, 30 courts for racquet sports, an indoor tennis complex and areas for weightlifting, gymnastics, wrestling, boxing and judo.

The Falcon Athletic Center is the home to the United States Air Force Academy’s Director of Athletics, administrative staff, sports medicine, the Fighting Falcons football team and the Hall of Excellence. The Center, a four-level structure, provides over 161,000 square feet of space. This state-of-the-art facility contains a two-story, 23,000 square foot weight room with a 40-yard running track for weight training and exercising, a complete sports medicine area that contains a hydrotherapy area with a Swim-Ex and lap pool, a rehabilitation area and medical treatment/taping area.

The Hall of Excellence facility highlights the history of Academy sports, including intercollegiate, intramural and physical education. This exhibit showcases the accomplishments of our graduates and substantiates the significance of athletics on Air Force officers past and present. Exhibits include general officers, political/industry leaders, astronauts, Olympians/professional athletes, women leaders, intramural/physical education, 29 intercollegiate sports, visiting academy displays, wall of champions, national team’s wall/bow games, and ultimately, interactive kiosks and a Walk of Honor. Outside are 33 tennis courts, five team handball courts, five volleyball courts, an outdoor track and an additional 143 acres of athletic fields. Falcon Stadium, which can seat 46,500 people, is the site of home football games.


USAFA Airfield Information
On Friday of Parents' Weekend, the USAFA airfield will be open to visitors from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to provide orientations and answer parent questions. Come view static displays of USAFA aircraft and visit with the staff of the 306th Flying Training Group. Cadets must escort their guests to the airfield.

306 FTG: The 306th Flying Training Group is located east of Stadium Boulevard and welcomes guests escorted by their cadet on Friday of Parents' Weekend. The airfield is closed on Saturday and Sunday and for the Monday holiday.

The 306 FTG has a long and distinguished history, beginning with an integral role in WWII and continuing to its current mission of ";developing the character, education and leadership of tomorrow's Airmen through airmanship programs in powered flight, soaring and parachuting." Originally established as the 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) at Gowen Field, ID, on 28 Jan 1942, the 306th now belongs to the Air Education and Training Command and provides support to the US Air Force Academy.

94 FTS, 98 FTS and 557 FTS: The 94th, 98th and 557th Flying Training Squadrons (FTS) are the most productive flying training squadrons in the Air Force. The 94 FTS conducts over 17,000 training and competition glider sorties annually, focused on developing officership, leadership and character of USAFA and ROTC cadets. It operates airmanship training at USAF's busiest daytime, VFR-only airfield to provide the maximum opportunity for cadet participation in a USAF operational environment, motivating them toward careers as Air Force officers. The 98th Flying Training Squadron is the Air Force Academy's parachute training squadron, which offers free fall parachute training in which students are solo and unassisted on their very first jump.

Soaring (Glider) Program: Cadets have the opportunity to take a basic soaring class called Airmanship 251 (AM251). AM-251 provides an introduction to flying through ground training and hands-on flying experience in a glider, as well as exposure to Air Force flight line operations. After 10-14 flights they may solo in a Blanik TG-10B sailplane. Cadets can also volunteer to become a soaring instructor pilot. Those who are selected for this exciting and challenging duty will receive 90 additional training flights in a glider and an evaluation by a rated Air Force officer qualifying them to teach soaring to other cadets. Cadet instructor pilots provide approximately 95 percent of all glider instruction. Soaring instructors can also compete to become members of the sailplane aerobatics team or the sailplane cross-country team.

Parachute Training: Cadets may elect to enter freefall parachute training after their Fourth-Class year. Those who successfully complete training (five jumps) earn Military Parachute Wings. Cadets who excel in the basic freefall program may be selected to continue in more advanced courses, becoming jumpmasters and members of the Academy parachute team, Wings of Blue, the top collegiate parachuting team in the country. The Wings of Blue team carries the Air Force flag in front of two million spectators annually and is recognized as the official parachute team of the U.S. Air Force.

USAF Academy Flying Team: Cadets with an FAA private pilot license are encouraged to apply for the USAF Academy Flying Team. Participation on the flying team is an extracurricular activity. The team competes in flying events such as navigation, message drop, and power-on and power-off spot landings, as well as ground events such as simulator, aircraft identification and computer accuracy. Cadets selected for the team undergo rigorous training in the specialties in which they will compete. The team has a long history of winning first-place at the regional level and has developed into one of the top flying competition teams in the country.

USAF Academy Aero Club: The USAF Academy Aero Club, through the Academy Flight Training Center, enables cadets to fly general aviation aircraft during their free time. They may obtain private, commercial and instrument certificates. Aircraft may also be used for recreational and cross-country flights. Discounts are available for Prep School candidates and USAFA cadets.

Powered Flight Program: The Powered Flight Program provides cadets an introduction into an operational USAF flying squadron environment through powered flight and solo opportunities in the T-52. Cadets progress through a syllabus where they are introduced to aircraft systems, emergency procedures, basic flying maneuvers and landings. The core learning outcomes of leadership, discipline and courage are developed as they progress to an opportunity to solo the T-52 after approximately nine sorties.


USAFA Recreational Facilities
We are pleased to offer you and your family the opportunity to use the following USAFA facilities:

Academy Falcon Club: Located on Academy Drive. Join us for a Sunday Brunch from 10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. We recommend calling (719) 333-4253 for reservations. Coat and tie are not required; however, civilian attire must be in good taste (no blue jeans or shorts). The club will be closed on Labor Day.

Peregrine Pines FamCamp: A secluded recreational vehicle park in the pines with 105 campsites, each with a table, grill, electrical, water and sewer hookups. Other amenities include shower, laundry, restroom facilities and a small community facility. Located just east of Stadium Blvd, one-half mile north of Falcon Stadium. Open year round. A dump station with water is available next to the camp. Call (719) 333-4980 for reservations and information. Parents of cadets may make reservations up to ninety days in advance.

Equestrian Center: Located in Pine Valley adjacent to Pike National Forest. Trail riding at the Equestrian Center is a real bargain. Not only are the rates unbeatable, you get access to many acres at the Academy as well as 44,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the adjoining Pike National Forest. You can ride our beautiful trails on an hourly basis or pay one price for all day. Evening guided family rides are available by reservation and limited to immediate family members of authorized military personnel. The Equestrian Center will be open on Labor Day and closed Tuesday. For further information, call (719) 333-4607.

Eisenhower Golf Course: Voted best golf course in the Department of Defense and best golf course in the Air Force. The Eisenhower Golf Course is the finest 36 holes of golf available in Colorado! The golf course entrance is located off Parade Loop. During Parents' Weekend, cadets can reserve tee times for parents and family members by calling (719) 333-4735. Rental golf clubs and carts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the high altitude in Colorado, we recommend visitors consider using golf carts. Also, you are welcome to visit our golf pro shop and snack bar.

Academy Flight Training Center: Interested in aviation for your cadet? We invite you to stop by the USAF Academy Flight Training Center for information on the immediate and long-range advantages of flight. Also available, on a prescheduled basis, is an orientation flight that is designed to demonstrate some of the aspects of flight training your cadet will be eligible to receive. Discounts are available for Prep School candidates and USAFA cadets. For more information, please call (719) 333-4542.

Farish Recreation Area: How would you like to see Mother Nature at her best? We have alpine fishing, lodging, camping, mountain biking, paddle boating and miles of beautiful hiking trails. Advanced reservations for lodging are required. For additional information, call (719) 687-9098.
Indoor Pool: The indoor pool at the Base Fitness Sports Center will be open Sat-Sun 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Mon-Fri 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Guests must be escorted by authorized military members. For more information, call (719) 333-4522.

Academy Bowling Center: Looking for some indoor exercise? Try our base bowling lanes, located at 5128 Cathedral Drive in the Community Center area. Hours are subject to change. Also, try our famous burgers along with our snack bar specials. For further information, call (719) 333-4709.

Barry Goldwater Visitor Center: The Visitor Center features electronic and photo displays on Academy history and cadet life, a 250-seat theater in which a 14-minute film on the Academy experience is shown every half hour, a gift shop and a snack bar with indoor and outdoor seating. A one-third mile paved nature trail leads from the Visitor Center to the Cadet Chapel. During Parents' Weekend, the Visitor Center and Cadet Gift Shop at the Cadet Field House offer cadets and military members a 10% discount on all regularly priced items.

Cadet Activities (Arnold Hall): Arnold Hall, the Cadet Social Center, offers facilities for your use during Parents’ Weekend. Visit our various displays, exhibits and artwork honoring Air Force leaders, heroes and Air Force history.

Falcon Gift Shop (Cadet Field House): A wonderful selection of Air Force Academy gifts and clothing. During Parents' Weekend, the Visitor Center and Cadet Gift Shop at the Cadet Field House offer cadets and military members a 10% discount on all regularly priced items.


Quick Reference Telephone Numbers:

USAFA BASE OPERATOR & INFORMATION
(719) 333-1110

CADET CHAPEL
(719) 333-2636

COMMUNITY CENTER CHAPEL
(719) 333-3300

CADET WING MEDIA
(BCT Videos/Yearbooks/Photographs)
(719) 333-4644 (closed weekends and holidays)

ASSOCIATION OF GRADUATES
Doolittle Hall
(719) 472-0300
Weekdays..................... 7:30 A.M.–4:30 P.M.

ARNOLD HALL
(719) 333-2710
Thur...........................7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Fri.............................. 7:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Sat.............................. 9:00 a.m.–1:30 a.m.
Sun, Labor Day...........9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

ARNOLD HALL FOOD COURT
Polaris Perk Coffee Shop (NEW FOR 2014!!)
Mon-Fri.......................7:00 a.m.–7:00 pm.
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Godfather's Pizza
Thurs..........................11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fri, Sat........................11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sun, Labor Day..........11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Subway
Thurs..........................10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fri, Sat........................10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sun, Labor Day...........10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

HAP’S PLACE LOUNGE
Arnold Hall
(719) 333-4690
Mon–Thu..................... ....6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Friday...............................6:00 p.m.–TAPS
Sat, Sun, Labor Day..........Closed

ACADEMY CONCERTS TICKET OFFICE
Arnold Hall
(719) 333-4497
Mon–Fri.........................8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Labor Day......................Closed

EISENHOWER GOLF COURSE
(719) 333-4735

TEE HOUSE GOLF COURSE SNACK BAR
(719) 333-2606
Daily.............................. 6:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

FALCON CLUB
(719) 333-4253
Lunch: Tue–Fri............... 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Sat & Labor Day............. Closed

FIELD HOUSE SNACK BAR
(719) 333-3321
Mon–Fri........................ 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Sat–Sun......................... Closed

ACADEMY BOWLING LANES SNACK BAR
(719) 333-4709
Mon–Thur.................... 11:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Fri–Sat.......................... 11:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Sun................................ 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

FALCON GIFT SHOP
Cadet Field House
(719) 333-2484
Thurs, Sep 2............... 12:00–5:00 p.m.
Fri, Sep 3..................... 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

BARRY GOLDWATER VISITOR CENTER & GIFT SHOP
(719) 472-0102
Fri-Mon....................... 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

VISITOR CENTER SNACK BAR
(719) 472-0689
Daily........................... 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

PEREGRINE PINES FAMILY CAMPGROUND
(719) 333-4980
Mon–Fri..................... 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

FARISH RECREATION AREA
(719) 687-9098


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