Air Force Academy Chapel Marks 50 Years

Last month the US Air Force Academy marked the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the iconic USAFA Cadet Chapel:

“The celebration…highlight[ed] not only the legacy of those responsible for building this facility, but…also highlight[ed] the religious plurality of America’s demography and the Air Force Academy’s demography today,” said Academy Chaplain Col. Robert Bruno…

Chaplain Bruno also said the attendance by the Air Force Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (MajGen) Howard Stendahl, demonstrated the 

importance of the free exercise of religion in the lives of our officer corps and in the mission of producing second lieutenants for the Air Force.

The USAFA Cadet Chapel may not be as old as some of the buildings as West Point or Annapolis, but it is far more recognizable as both a fixture of USAFA — and a fixture of the spiritual mission involved in forming future Air Force officers.