To celebrate, the band, based out of Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, commissioned two new works.
Air Force Academy
David Higgins will compete in prone rifle after becoming the first cadet-athlete to make the U.S. Olympic team.
- The Air Force Academy did not adequately investigate allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct by football players, a new report says.Read more
The demonstration squadron had flown over the Air Force Academy's annual commencement exercises, where the president spoke.
- "Oceans alone cannot protect us," the president said in his commencement address to U.S. Air Force Academy.Read more
- "We couldn't be more excited about it," said academy spokesman John Van Winkle.Read more
- Some 49 cadets -- 44 women and five men -- filed reports in the 2014-2015 school year, according to a new report.Read more
A Defense Department survey found that one in 10 female cadets reported unwanted sexual contact in the 2013-2014 academic year.
The figure is essentially unchanged from the previous academic year, according to the Defense Department survey.