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Ceremonial groundbreaking for new visitor center

A ceremonial groundbreaking is scheduled Monday, July 25, at 9 a.m. for the new Air Force Academy Visitor Center and True North Commons Development outside the Academy’s North Gate. The new center is part of a public-private partnership bringing a new visitor experience to the Academy through private funding. The development is planned on 57 acres of Air Force property and includes a publiclyaccessible commercial hotel, conference center and office space.

Planned speakers at the event include Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, Jr.; Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations Mr. Robert Moriarty; Colorado Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera; Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers; Project Developer Mr. Dan Schnepf; and representing the Association of Graduates and Air Force Academy Foundation, Mr. Jerome Bruni.