2018 Air Force Academy Graduation

Nearly 1,000 cadets graduated from the Air Force Academy Wednesday in a ceremony that features a speech from Mattis and a performance of the Air Force Thunderbirds flying team.

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Air Force Academy cadets toss their hats in the air as the Thunderbirds fly overhead. About 980 cadets graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke at the ceremony. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)