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Academy Facilities

View of Air Force Academy from Eagles Peak

A place for exploring

There are many cutting-edge learning centers, historic sites, and outdoor retreats to explore at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Each contributes to the unique experiences by cadets, visitors, faculty, and more.

Start your experience at the Barry Goldwater Visitor’s Center. View our Cadet Chapel, with its towering spires reaching 150 feet in the air, or our newest addition to the cadet area, Polaris Hall, home to the Center for Character and Leadership Development.

Whether you’re here as a cadet, visitor, or one of the many people who support them along the way, one thing is certain. The Academy experience, decades in the making, is unlike any other.

image of Polaris Hall at the U.S. Air Force Academy.


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

Visitor Center


Cadet Chapel

Arnold Hall


image of Vandenberg Hall at the U.S. Air Force Academy.


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

Polaris Hall

Fairchild Hall

McDermott Library

Mitchell Hall

Sijan Hall

Vandenberg Hall

Davis Airfield

Jacks Valley

The Terrazzo

Research Centers

Athletic Facilities

Athletics are a critical part of the Academy experience. Every cadet is expected to play Division I intercollegiate sports or participate on an intramural team. As a result, the athletic facilities here are some of the finest in the nation.