Welcome to the Friends of the Air Force Academy Library web site. Our mission is to enhance the quality of the Academy’s McDermott Library, enabling it to acquire materials, pursue projects, and broaden its scope and activities beyond those made possible by Air Force allocated funds.

We invite you to explore our site, learning about our activities and viewing the contents of some databases and collections that provide insight into the contributions of Academy graduates and the evolution of manned flight and military air power.

In this 75th year since the end of World War II, join The Friends in a salute to a band of especially heroic aviators, Jimmy Doolittle and the Doolittle Raiders.

Jimmy Doolittle on USS Hornet Bound for Japan 1942

Check out The Friends’ display of captioned photos from the McDermott Library’s Doolittle albums, and watch the award winning movie about the Doolittle Raid, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.

Please visit Supporting The Friends to see how you can join us in service to the Academy’s McDermott Library.

Learn how to become a Research Fellow in the McDermott Library.

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Air Force Academy Heritage, The Early Years 
George V. Fagan, Brigadier General, USAF (Ret)

Featured Work

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The Genesis of Flight (Richard Gimbel Collection)

The Genesis of Flight (Richard Gimbel Collection)

Pat Pateman (WASP Collection)

Pat Pateman (WASP Collection)

 

 

 

Drone Attack Reported in Stars and Stripes

Drone Attack Reported in Stars and Stripes

 

 

Reade Tilley (Eagle Squadron Collection)

Reade Tilley (Eagle Squadron Collection)

Graduate Commemoration

Graduate Commemoration

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