Daily Archives: July 11, 2015

U.S. Air Force Academy swears in first class of cadets in Colorado 60 years ago today (July 11 1955)

Video: 'First Air Force Academy Class 1955 Lowry Air Force Base Colorado'

(Monday, July 11, 1955; during the Cold War) — 306 young men, awkwardly earnest in their new khaki uniforms with blue caps and blue shoulder boards, swore today to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” becoming the first cadets at the new Air Force Academy at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado.