Scenes From U.S. Air Force Academy Parents’ Weekend

One of three sailplanes landing Friday morning on Stillman Field before the cadet parade and inspection during Parents’ Weekend at the USAFA in Colorado Springs, Colo. Photo by Nate Limback/

2020 Los Alamos High School graduate, Cadet Trystan Osburn, left, carries the 437th Airlift Wing flag while marching in the parade. Photo by Nate Limback/


This past weekend, the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colo., hosted its annual Parents’ Weekend, where parents and family of cadets come from all around the country to immerse themselves in the life of a cadet.

The jam packed weekend was full of exciting activities for parents and cadets, which culminated in a football game against the Lafayette Leopards. The Air Force Falcons dominated the game, winning 35-14.

The Academy has 48 New Mexico cadets, including 2020 Los Alamos High School graduate, Trystan Osburn. Cadet Osburn described his first year at the academy as very challenging, especially during a global pandemic but wouldn’t want to be anywhere else as he pursues his lifelong dream of being a fighter pilot for the United States Air Force.

A Howitzer cannon is fired at the start of the parade. Photo by Nate Limback/

Cadet squadrons 14, 15, and 16 stand at attention during the parade. Photo by Nate Limback/

Wide receiver Micah Davis runs into the end zone for his second touchdown of the game. Photo by Nate Limback/

During the halftime show, an American flag covers the field while the Air Force Band performs. Photo by Nate Limback/

Quarterback Haaziq Daniels runs the ball for a first down. Photo by Nate Limback/

Air Force defensive lineman Alec Mock trips up a Leopard player early in the game. Photo by Nate Limback/

Micah Davis moving the ball down the field. Photo by Nate Limback/

Falcons players celebrate after a touchdown. Photo by Nate Limback/

A member of the Air Force Academy’s elite parachuting team, Wings of Blue, brings the American flag into Falcon Stadium before the game. Photo by Nate Limback/

The Drum and Bugle Corps march onto the field in front of members of the cadet wing. Photo by Nate Limback/