2017 U.S. Air Force Academy graduation

Nearly 1,000 cadets graduated from the Air Force Academy in a Wednesday ceremony that featured a speech from America's top general and a performance of the Air Force Thunderbirds flying team. Photos by Dougal Brownlie and Mark Reis

AFA cadets Sam Sapita, left, and fellow cadets celebrate as the Air Force Thunderbirds fly overhead at the conclusion of graduation ceremonies Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Air Force Academy. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette