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AIR FORCE ACADEMY GRADUATION, Apr 18, 2020, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:00 pm ET (11:00 am Mountain Time)


Update, April 17:  Vice President Pence will speak at the ceremony.  He chairs the White House National Space Council, which was instrumental in creating the new U.S. Space Force.  More than 80 of the cadets will be commissioned directly into the U.S. Space Force from graduation.

The ceremony will air on the following Internet sites:

Facebook Event Page
DVIDS Webcast
YouTube Live Stream


Update, April 12:  The AFA website now says the ceremony will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook beginning at 11:00 am Mountain Time (1:00 pm ET) and available for on-demand viewing thereafter.

Original Entry: The U.S. Air Force Academy will hold its graduation ceremony on April 18, 2020, a month earlier than planned.  Details were not immediately released.

This class will graduate the first cadets who will be directly commissioned into the new U.S. Space Force, 64 of them.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the ceremony will be livestreamed for family and friends, who are not allowed to attend.

Graduation was accelerated because of the pandemic.  The Washington Post published a troubling story of what the situation is like there at the Colorado Springs, CO campus.


April 18, 2020
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm