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ELEVATING OUR FUTURE LEADERS

ACADEMY FACILITIES

There are many cutting-edge learning centers, historic relics and outdoor retreats to explore at the United States Air Force Academy, and each contributes to the unique experiences had by our visitors, cadets, faculty and more.

Visit our renowned, all-faiths Cadet Chapel, with its towering spires reaching 150 feet in the air, or sneak a peek at Polaris Hall, home to our new Center for Character and Leadership Development. Head over to Falcon Stadium to catch a game or attend a STEM outreach event at one of our 19 research centers.

Whether you’re here as a visitor, cadet or staff member, one thing is certain, the Academy experience—decades in the making—is unlike any other.

Visitors may enter through the North Gate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

UNIQUE ACADEMY FACILITIES

Our campus features striking examples of modern architecture, many of which make use of aluminum, mirroring the outer skin of air and spacecraft.

Polaris Hall

Cadet Chapel

Barry Goldwater Visitor Center

Academy Airfield

The Terrazo

Multi-Use Trails

Polaris Hall

ACADEMIC FACILITIES

The Cadet Area houses most academic buildings where cadets study a challenging liberal arts curriculum, infused with STEM competencies.

Fairchild Hall

McDermott Library

Preparatory School

Fairchild Hall

OTHER CADET FACILITIES

The Academy base is home to thousands of cadets and we provide several amenities to help it feel that way.

Arnold Hall

Mitchell Hall

Vandenberg and Sijan Halls

Cadet Gym

Vandenberg and Sijan Halls
ATHLETIC FACILITIES

The Academy fields 27 different men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports—but that’s not all. Every cadet plays on an intramural team, physical education is part of the curriculum and physical fitness is tested each quarter. So get on your game.

Cadet Field Holaday Athletic Center
Cadet Field House Indoor Rifle Range
Cadet Gym Indoor Tennis Courts
Cadet Ice Arena Multi-Purpose Area
Cadet Gym Weight Room Natatorium
Clune Arena Outdoor Tennis Courts
Eisenhower Golf Course Outdoor Turf Practice Field
FAC Weight Room Soccer Stadium
Falcon Athletic Center Upper Boxing Room
Falcon Stadium Water Polo Practice Pool
Hall of Excellence 400-Meter Track
10th ABW FACILITIES

The 10th Air Base Wing supports more than 25,000 medical and civilian personnel who work at the Air Force Academy, helping us achieve our mission of developing leaders of character. The 10th ABW maintains medical, engineering, logistics, communications, personnel, security and other key services.

Medical Group
Base Library Mission Support Group
Community Center Chapel Mortuary Affairs
Eisenhower Golf Course Small Business Office
THE BRIGHTEST STAR

POLARIS HALL

Crowned with an intricate, modern framework of glass and steel, the 43,000 square-foot Polaris Hall features a large, centrally-located lecture hall, state-of-the-art meeting and collaboration rooms and the Honor Board Room.

The 105 foot tower is positioned to face Polaris—the North Star—and symbolizes the core values of the Academy. It’s here that cadets, instructors, military leaders and public and private officials work to instill in cadets the integrity and moral compass that will guide them for years to come.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT