US Air Force Academy

The only areas non-military personnel can access without special permission (or to attend sporting events) are the Barry Goldwater Visitor Center, which contains many photos and displays addressing life, training and discipline as a cadet, and the iconic Chapel.

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The Air Force is the only military branch to prominently utilize sabres as part of their ceremonies.

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The Air Force mascot is the falcon, and falconry plays a part in a cadet’s training.

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From the visitor center it is only a short walk to the Chapel, which hosts services for all denominations.

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And the cross over the altar is actually a huge sabre.

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