Today we drove around the Academy again for more pictures and a tour of the Chapel. We took the Chapel path down from the Visitor Center. Never tire of visiting the Chapel..find it so calming. The upper level is the Protestant nave and in the lower level are the Catholic,Jewish and Buddhist worship areas.
|Overall View of USAFA|
|Signage on Path of Wildlife at the Academy|
|Interesting Rock Formation on Path|
|Chapel View From Path|
|Another View From Honor Court|
|Interior of Protestant Chapel|
|View of Organ|
|Plaque Going into Jewish Chapel|
The Chapel affords a very nice view of the Cadet area. The Chapel was completed in 1962 and is the most popular man made attraction in Colorado with more than 1/2 million visitors each year. It soars more than 150 ft with 17 spires.
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Near the Chapel between Harmon and Arnold Halls is the construction in progress of The Center for Character and Leadership Development. The skylight tower is angled so that it points toward the Polaris or North Star. The funding is through private donors and appropriated funds. Below the tower will be offices and classrooms consisting of state of the art, world class digital media equipment and technology.
|Signage for Center|
|What it will Look Like (Arnold Hall is in Front)|
|View Through the Trees|
We then drove over to Doolittle Hall which is owned and supported by the Association of Graduates. This is where cadets begin their journey. We walked the Heritage Trail, visiting the Challenge Bridge, Memorial Wall and SE Asian Pavilion.This is a short walk and do take time to enjoy this.
|Poster Depicting Graduation Day..Note Thunderbirds|
|Memorial to Cadets Fallen in Battle|
|Southeast Asian Pavilion|
|Prisioner of War Memorial (Vietnam)|
|Pegasus with Chapel in Background|
A stop by the Cadet Field House where an Ice Hockey Game was being played as part of the Sports Camp in progress and a refreshing lemonade, we called it a day.
|Cadet Field House|
|Ice Hockey Game|