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The United States Air Force Academy: Founding a Proud Tradition

recounts the history of aviation and the military: aviation's entry into the military during World War I, Germany's use of air power early in World War II, Pearl Harbor, the Berlin Airlift, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and President Eisenhower's declaration that our first line of defense would be an air atomic strike force. The site examines the design of the Air Force Academy, authorized in 1954 after 30 years of struggle. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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The Chapel, completed in 1963, is the focal point of the Cadet Area.

Cadet Chapel


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