Research significantly enhances the cadet’s Academy experience by providing rich, independent learning opportunities, and fostering the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed as leaders in the Air Force.
The Academy fields 27 different men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports teams. Every cadet is an active participant or within an intramural sport. Physical education is a part of the Academy curriculum and it’s tested each quarter.
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.