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ELEVATING OUR FUTURE LEADERS

Unique Academy Facilities

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A place for exploring

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

View our Cadet Chapel, currently under construction, 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.

PUBLIC FACILITIES

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

Planetarium

Cadet Chapel

Polaris Hall

Arnold Hall

Multi-Use Trails

CADET FACILITIES

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.

Fairchild Hall

McDermott Library

Mitchell Hall

Sijan Hall

Vandenberg Hall

Davis Airfield

The Terrazzo

RESEARCH FACILITIES

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.

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 Academy curriculum and it is tested each quarter.

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