United States Air Force Academy

Go to home page

Academy News Quick news from around the Academy


July 19, 2019

AF Academy professor, astronaut reflects on space program, Apollo 11 mission

By Jennifer Spradlin, July 19, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- What does the Air Force Academy have to do with man’s first flight to the moon? A lot, actually, if you ask Gary Payton, a NASA astronaut and distinguished visiting astronautics professor at the Academy. “We’re preparing cadets for a space domain that has transitioned from a sanctuary – pretty much since the Apollo era – to what is now considered a warfighting arena,” he said. He’s right. In 2019 alone, two cadet-designed satellites are slated to join a collection of U.S. space assets. FalconSAT-8 will carry a new...

Continue Reading AF Academy professor, astronaut reflects on space program, Apollo 11 mission

July 18, 2019

Operations Air Force: Cadets volunteer at equine therapy center

U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets Zack LaRocque, left, and Evan Place, dig post holes to place a sign at the Therapeutic Riding Institute.  LaRocque, Place and 18 other cadets traveled to Spring Valley, Ohio, July 6, to volunteer with the institute. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Van Winkle) By John Van Winkle, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs, July 18, 2019 SPRING VALLEY, Ohio – Twenty Air Force Academy cadets hit the farm July 6, helping the Therapeutic Riding Institute prepare its new Spring Valley location for operations. The cadets were visiting Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as part of an Academy immersion...

Continue Reading Operations Air Force: Cadets volunteer at equine therapy center

July 18, 2019

The Weekly Lead: ‘Walking on the moon’ and other hot topics

Staff Reports, July 18, 2019 Walking on the moon We’re celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the lunar landing July 20. Check out what we’ve got in store at:  www.usafa.edu/news/af-academy-to-celebrate-50th-anniversary-of-lunar-landing Paying tribute Every day is the “right” day to remember D-Day for cadets at the Air Force Academy. Read about their recent educational trip to the Beaches of Normandy at:  www.usafa.edu/news/feature/ All secure! Defense Department security experts stopped by the Academy to check out our security clearance procedures for new cadets. The story isn’t classified, so you can read about it here: www.usafa.edu/news/defense-digital-service-team-visits-academy-to-observe-security-clearance-processes Hittin’ the dirt Basic cadets are about to...

Continue Reading The Weekly Lead: ‘Walking on the moon’ and other hot topics

July 17, 2019

Field training begins July 21 for AF Academy’s basic cadets

Staff report, July 17, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Basic cadets at the Air Force Academy are scheduled to begin the field portion of their training when they march out to Jacks Valley, July 21. Upon arriving at Jacks Valley, the cadets will be welcomed by the commandant of cadets and construct a "tent city" where they will live until they complete field training and march back to the main campus July 31. During field training, cadets will hone their mental, team, and physical conditioning skills critical to being welcomed into the Cadet Wing as cadet fourth class.

Continue Reading Field training begins July 21 for AF Academy’s basic cadets

SEE FULL NEWS LISTING

News Features