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Air Force Academy Chapel
In Colorado Springs
Massed like a group of
fighter jets shooting up
into the sky, the Air
Force Academy Chapel
is one of the most photographed
man-made structures in Colorado.
Soaring 150 feet toward the
C o l o r a d o s k y , t h e A i r F o r c e
Academy Chapel is an all-faith
house of worship designed to meet
the spiritual needs of cadets. It
contains a separate chapel for each
of the three major religious faiths
r e p r e s e n t e d i n t h e A i r F o r c e
Protestant, Catholic and Jewish plus
two all-faiths worship rooms. Each
chapel has its own entrance, and
services may be held simultaneously
without interfering with one another.
The aluminum, glass and steel
structure features 17 spires. There is
no significance to this number.
Original designs were judged to be
too expensive, so changes were
made, among them a reduction in
the number of spires. However, the
changes did not alter the basic
design or the interior square footage
of the chapel.
The shell of the chapel and
surrounding grounds cost $3.5 million
to build. Furnishings, pipe organs,
liturgical fittings and adornments of
the chapel were presented as gifts
f r o m i n d i v i d u a l s a n d v a r i o u s
organizations. A designated Easter
offering was also taken at Air Force
bases around the world in 1959 to
help complete the interior.
The Cadet Chapel is open to
visitors from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Saturday and from
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Visitors may attend worship services.
For more information, call the visitors
center at 719-333-2025 or 719-472-
Open and free to the public daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located just north of Colorado Springs; take I-25 exit 156.
Visit www.usafa.af.mil or call 719-333-2025.
FOR INFO ON FALCON ATHLETICS: GOAIRFORCEFALCONS.COM OR CALL 719-472-1895.
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States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado and discover how this world-class
develops innovative, committed airpower leaders of character for our Air Force and the nation.
beauty of the Front Range and see cadets in action as you tour the Academy. Spend
Goldwater Visitor Center to learn about the history of the Academy, see exhibits and displays
view a short documentary about the Academy, and pick up souvenirs from the gift shop,
Visit the United States Air Force Academy
in Colorado Springs, Colorado and discover
how this world-class institution develops
innovative, committed airpower leaders of
character for our Air Force and the nation.
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Front Range
and see cadets in action as you tour the
Academy. Spend time in the Barry Goldwater
Visitor Center to learn about the history
of the Academy, see exhibits and displays
detailing cadet life, view a short documentary
about the Academy, and pick up souvenirs
from the gift shop, which features the largest
selection of Air Force and Falcon Athletics
apparel and merchandise.
Take a short 1/3-mile walk over a paved
trail to the Cadet Area and tour Colorado’s
number one man-made tourist attraction, the
world renowned Cadet Chapel, an all-faith
house of worship with architectural detail
that is certain to capture your attention.
Drive over to the Falcon Athletic Center and
see how cadets train to compete in 27 NCAA
Division 1 level sports. Tour the Athletic Hall
of Excellence, a 4,500 square foot exhibit
which showcases the accomplishments of
our graduate athletes.
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