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Bluebards present All Shook Up

The United States Air Force Academy Bluebards presents All Shook Up. The show is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley. This is the first time the cadet theater troupe will be staging a live musical since 2019. The performances are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. […]

’26 In-Processing Day

Four-degree (freshman) cadets will in-process on the last Thursday of June. In-Processing Day (I-Day) begins with these appointees lining up by squadron. Guests may watch as their appointees board buses, as this will be the final opportunity to see them before Parent’s Weekend. Appointees will be dropped off at the Cadet Area and begin immediately […]

’26 Swearing In Ceremony

After in-processing, appointees take the Oath of Office and become a Basic Cadet. The Commandant conducts a ceremonial class Swearing In ceremony, formally kicking off 6-weeks of Basic Cadet Training (BCT).

’26 Doolie Day Out

Doolie Day Out provides Basic Cadets with the opportunity to regroup and get ready for Jacks Valley and the final push to complete Basic Cadet Training.

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

July 16 is Academy day at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo! The edge-of-your-seat rodeo action will include Steer Wrestling, Bareback Bronc Riding, Tie-down Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, and more. This event is held at the Norris-Penrose Event Center

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 […]

Prep School BMT Graduation

Cadet candidates graduate from an 18-day Basic Military Training (BMT) program. Upon graduation of BMT, they are ready to start the academic year. Learn more about the Prep School.

Basic Cadet Training (BCT) ends

The first of many challenges at the U.S. Air Force Academy is Basic Cadet Training (BCT). A six-week indoctrination program has guided the transformation of new cadets, also known as Basic Cadets, from being civilians to military academy cadets prepared to enter a four-year officer commissioning program. With a commitment to pushing physical, emotional and […]

Basic Cadet Training Culminating Event

Family, friends and members of the public are invited to cheer on the Class of 2026 basic cadets as they complete a major milestone in their Academy experience and prepare to become a part of the Cadet Wing. The cadets start their run at the back side of Stillman Field at approximately 8 AM. The […]

Classes resume

The new academic year has commenced and the cadets are back in session. Take a peek into the lives they lead.

75th Air Force Legends Tour

The Air Force Association’s 75th Anniversary Legends Tour is coming to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Cadets will meet five Air Force “Legends” and the event doubles as the 2022-23 National Character and Leadership Symposium fall theme kick-off. The confirmed legends are: Gen (Ret) Richard Myers (Former CJCS)​ Gen (Ret) John Jumper (Former CSAF)​ Gen […]