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Designed for the future, the United States Air Force Academy campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratories, observatories and a library containing over 700,000 volumes. Other landmarks include the cadet chapel with its seventeen spires that soar 150 feet toward the Colorado sky. Spanning 18,000 spectacular acres nestled against the Rocky Mountains, the Academy draws thousands of visitors from around the world each year.
The Air Force Academy Mission is to educate, train and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation.
Our nation requires intelligent, assertive, well-rounded young men and women as leaders and defenders of freedom. The mission at the United States Air Force Academy is to inspire and develop outstanding young men and women to become Air Force officers with knowledge, character, and discipline. Rock solid integrity is essential for honorable military service to our country. A cornerstone of cadet life at the Academy is the Cadet Wing Honor Code that states: 'We will not lie, steal or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does.' Rigorous military training, a stimulating academic curriculum, and challenging athletics highlight the four-year Academy program. The Academy's world-class military training and academic curriculum prepares graduates to meet the diversified and specific challenges of military service. From survival school to flying sailplanes, you'll have opportunities to demonstrate 'excellence in all we do' while learning and growing physically, mentally and spiritually. It's not easy to get into the Academy; it's even tougher to make it through to graduation but it's more than worth every bit of the effort."