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About Us

A University Like No Other, Producing Graduates Like No Other

Our students not only become the future leaders of the United States Air Force, but also of the nation. These eventual officers are forged out of tradition, innovation and through our core values.

Mission

To educate, train and inspire men and women to become officers of character motivated to lead the U.S. Air Force in service to
our nation.

“The United States Air Force Academy takes more than smarts and good grades. It takes grit.”

Cadet Life

History

From its establishment in 1954 to the cutting-edge advancements of today, the U.S. Air Force Academy’s rich and storied history makes it one of the leading universities in the country.

Discover the story of the Academy and how it came to be the leader in developing air, space and cyberspace officers for the number-one air force in the world.

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Family

Whether you live close by or on the other side of the country, there are many opportunities for families to get involved with the U.S. Air Force Academy and become part of our community. See how you can take a more active role in your cadet’s life while they are at the Academy.

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Famous Alumni

From astronauts and athletes to industry leaders and American heroes, the U.S. Air Force Academy has produced many remarkable alumni who have gone on to make names for themselves in their respective fields. Learn more about these former cadets and the legacy of service they created that we all strive to emulate.

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Your Path To Excellence Starts Here

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