This will be his second visit to the Academy, as he was also the commencement speaker for the Class of 2009’s graduation ceremony.
Graduation for the approximately 1,000 members of the Academy’s Class of 2014 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, starting at 9:30 a.m. in Falcon Stadium. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will demonstrate in the skies over the stadium.
This is the 56th graduating class at the Air Force Academy.
Cadets from the Class of 2014 will have as many ceremony tickets as they need for their guests. The cadet will receive the tickets near May 1.
Availability of public tickets for the graduation ceremony will be announced in early May, according to the Academy’s website. The tickets are free, must be picked up in person and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Once we know how many tickets we have, 500 usually, we’ll work with locations downtown to make those available and let the public know several days out,” said John Van Winkle, Academy spokesperson.
“Normally, when we have the president or vice president as the guest speaker for the Air Force Academy’s graduation, the ticket inventory zeroes-out on the first day tickets are available to the public,” Van Winkle said.