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The fountains are officially flowing. Guess that means we are getting close to Firsties completing their finals! Here's a little #ThrowbackThursday to last year's fountain jumps! #YourAcademy

2017 Fountain Jumps

The fountains are officially flowing. Guess that means we are getting close to Firsties completing their finals! Here's a little #ThrowbackThursday to last year's fountain jumps! #YourAcademy

Posted by US Air Force Academy (Official) on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Congratulations to 1977 Academy graduate, Dr. Thomas Jones, who became 1 of only 97 astronauts inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame! A Distinguished Graduate of the Academy, Jones served as an United States Air Force officer for 6 years prior to joining NASA, accumulating 2,000 flying hours in the B-52. #YourAcademy

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#DYK: More than 435 cadets from the Class of 2018 are slated for pilot training following graduation!

A-10 Thunderbolt II

#DYK: More than 435 cadets from the Class of 2018 are slated for pilot training following graduation!

Posted by US Air Force Academy (Official) on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

No need for a motivational quote today. We are 30 days out from graduation. Nuff said!

Air Force Academy Graduation 2017

No need for a motivational quote today. We are 30 days out from graduation. Nuff said!

Posted by US Air Force Academy (Official) on Monday, April 23, 2018

Hard to beat the picturesque view of #YourAcademy from the top of Eagle Peak. #EarthDay 🌎

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Meet 11-year-old Gavin Fletcher, who spent the day with us last week as an honorary cadet as part of our Cadet for a Day program. Diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma, the Academy partnered with Make-A-Wish America to give Gavin a day he'll never forget! #YourAcademy

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The Class of 2018 has come a long, long way since Basic Cadet Training in 2014. Nearly 1,000 former basic cadets will graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy May 23 and receive their commissions as second lieutenants. #ThrowbackThursday

Class of 2018 BCT

The Class of 2018 has come a long, long way since Basic Cadet Training in 2014. Nearly 1,000 former basic cadets will graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy May 23 and receive their commissions as second lieutenants. #ThrowbackThursday

Posted by US Air Force Academy (Official) on Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Academy extends our deepest condolences to #USAFA grad and NBA Coach Gregg Popovich on the loss of his wife Erin, daughter of former USAFA head athletic trainer Jim Conboy. The two met at the Air Force Academy in 1970s when he was an assistant coach for the Falcons. #YourAcademy

Stay Strong, Finish Strong.

It's a mantra that has become synonymous with SMSgt Israel Del Toro, and it has become a rallying cry for many Warrior Games athletes, as well.

Witness it in between the lines at this year's Warrior Games from June 2-9 in Colorado Springs. #YourAcademy

Witness the Warrior Games - SMSgt. Israel Del Toro

Stay Strong, Finish Strong.It's a mantra that has become synonymous with SMSgt Israel Del Toro, and it has become a rallying cry for many Warrior Games athletes, as well. Witness it in between the lines at this year's Warrior Games from June 2-9 in Colorado Springs. #YourAcademy

Posted by US Air Force Academy (Official) on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

UPDATE (11:40 AM) The South Gate has been reopened for both inbound and outbound traffic.

Due to a security incident, the Academy's South Gate is currently closed. Passenger vehicles should use the north gate for entry and exit. Oversized vehicles should still proceed to the South Gate as normal, but should expect delays. We will provide updates as they become available.

Read about Air Force Academy cadets' first win ever last weekend at West Point - The U.S. Military Academy's Sandhurst Military Competition.

More than 700 military cadets from the U.S. and 14 other countries competed in squad assault tactics, rifle marksmanship, land navigation and other challenges. #YourAcademy

Air Force Men's Basketball participated in a basketball clinic for local children at the Briargate YMCA last weekend. The clinic was part of Air Force Athletics partnership with the YMCA of the Pikes Peak region.

Over 200 kids participated in the clinic. Team members and coaches offered instruction, drills and taught basic basketball fundamentals. #YourAcademy

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An Air Force Academy squad earned the top overall score to receive the Reginald E. Johnson Memorial Saber at West Point - The U.S. Military Academy's #Sandhurst2018. This was the Academy's first squad to win the competition.

"We're just a weird group of Air Force guys who wanted to go Air Force but wanted to play Army," said Air Force Academy Cadet Nathan Ziegler. "We have a lot of us who are interested in doing more ground force work instead of being directly in aviation."

A big thank you to West Point - The U.S. Military Academy for hosting us at #Sandhurst2018! The US Air Force Academy (Official) took home 1st place in West Point's premier international military skills competition! #YourAcademy

Sandhurst 2018

#Sandhurst2018 was about grit, rigor and the will to WIN. The final results are in!Congratulations to the US Air Force Academy (Official) for winning the 50th Annual Sandhurst competition. The competition was fierce and the scores were close. Runners up (in order) include: Canada, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst - Red, University of North Georgia, and West Point (USCC) - GoldCheck out this inside look at #SANDHURST2018: The premier international military skills competition at #USMAStay tuned for more results!

Posted by West Point - The U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, April 14, 2018

From the moment you arrive, we give you real-world challenges. You get hands-on experiences that push you to your limits — and beyond. #YourAcademy

The Academy Experience

From the moment you arrive, we give you real-world challenges. You get hands-on experiences that push you to your limits — and beyond. #YourAcademy

Posted by US Air Force Academy (Official) on Friday, April 13, 2018

Admissions status updates are going out soon. We had over 10,000 amazing applicants this year, but can only accept 1,160. To those who didn’t make it, we recommend gaining some college and military experience with Air Force ROTC and reapplying next year. Congratulations to those accepted. Don’t forget to tag us when you announce the good news!

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Take a look inside a Chilean Air Force C-130 as the Wings of Blue - USAF Parachute Team jump into the skies above FIDAE 2018. The Wings of Blue team were hosted by Boinas Azules, the Chilean Air Force parachute team. #YourAcademy

Wings of Blue FIDAE Highlights

Take a look inside a Chilean Air Force C-130 as the Wings of Blue - USAF Parachute Team jump into the skies above FIDAE 2018. The Wings of Blue team were hosted by Boinas Azules, the Chilean Air Force parachute team. #YourAcademy

Posted by US Air Force Academy (Official) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Survivors of sexual assault gathered at the Academy's Pathways to Thriving summit this week to collaborate with leaders and subject matter experts on how to not only survive an assault, but to thrive in its wake.

“We all know we have a problem. If we have one sexual assault that is a problem and I’m committed to confronting this problem and taking it on directly like having summits, meeting with survivors. I’m absolutely committed to that. This is foundational that we must treat each other with respect and dignity.” — Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. • Leonardo da Vinci #TuesdayThoughts

Air Force Academy Soaring Program

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. • Leonardo da Vinci #TuesdayThoughts

Posted by US Air Force Academy (Official) on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Inspiration. Resilience. Camaraderie.

In the words of a spectator, these are three reasons why you'll want to witness the Warrior Games at the US Air Force Academy (Official) in Colorado Springs from June 2-9.

Warrior Games: Inspiration, Resilience, Camaraderie

Inspiration. Resilience. Camaraderie. In the words of a spectator, these are three reasons why you'll want to witness the Warrior Games at the US Air Force Academy (Official) in Colorado Springs from June 2-9.

Posted by US Air Force Academy (Official) on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Air Force senior defenseman Dylan Abood has been named the recipient of the 2018 Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award by the Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA) at the Frozen Four in St. Paul. He is the second Falcon to win the award, joining Mike Phillipich in 2009.

The award was established by the HCA in honor of former Army player Derek Hines, who was a "consum­mate team player and team builder." He was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 1, 2005 in Afghanistan. #YourAcademy

ABOOD EARNS DEREK HINES AWARD

Air Force senior defenseman Dylan Abood has been named the recipient of the 2018 Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award by the Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA) at the Frozen Four in St. Paul. He is the second Falcon to win the award, joining Mike Phillipich in 2009.The award was established by the HCA in honor of former Army player Derek Hines, who was a "consum­mate team player and team builder." He was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 1, 2005 in Afghanistan. #YourAcademy

Posted by US Air Force Academy (Official) on Monday, April 9, 2018

After yesterday's Founder's Day Parade, we honored our sponsor families at a sponsor appreciation luncheon. To our sponsor families, thank you! You play a significant role in shaping our future Air Force leaders. #YourAcademy

Sponsor Families

After yesterday's Founder's Day Parade, we honored our sponsor families at a sponsor appreciation luncheon. To our sponsor families, thank you! You play a significant role in shaping our future Air Force leaders. #YourAcademy

Posted by US Air Force Academy (Official) on Sunday, April 8, 2018

Meet the Easter family with a tradition of service stretching back at least 100 years. The three Easter sisters are the fourth generation of military service on both sides of the family. But the trio does it with an individual twist. Each got accepted into a different military service academy. #YourAcademy

We're preparing cadets to encounter battlespaces as complicated and volatile as they have ever been. The Class of 2018 is ready for these challenges. They stand on the shoulders of 59 proud classes that came before them, a heritage that has formed an incredibly strong and accomplished community of alumni -- the Long Blue Line. #FoundersDay

Founder's Day

We're preparing cadets to encounter battlespaces as complicated and volatile as they have ever been. The Class of 2018 is ready for these challenges. They stand on the shoulders of 59 proud classes that came before them, a heritage that has formed an incredibly strong and accomplished community of alumni -- the Long Blue Line. #FoundersDay

Posted by US Air Force Academy (Official) on Saturday, April 7, 2018
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