November 8, 2023

Chronicling history and teaching core values at the U.S. Air Force Academy

The Cadet Wing “Honor Oath” added to The U.S. Air Force Academy’s Code of Honor in 1984.

NPR Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Listen to the conversations here.

Wilmer spoke with U.S. Air Force Academy Historian Dr. Laslie about his passion for chronicling the Air Force and Academy history.

NPR Correspondent Tom Wilmer (right) visits with Dr. Brian Laslie (left), U.S. Air Force Academy Command Historian at the McDermott Cadet Library.

Wilmer also sat down in the Honor Board Room in Polaris Hall, home to the Center for Character and Leadership Development, to talk with Lt Col Joseph Scholes, Honor Program Director; Cadet 1st Class Matt Alt and Cadet 1st Class Maya Mandyam–both members of the Class of 2024 who will graduate as commissioned officers in May 2024. Wilmer explores the Academy’s Honor Program that instills core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in all the cadets do.

At Air Force Academy’s Polaris Hall’s Honor Board Room, Cadet Matt Alt (right), Cadet Maya Mandyam (right), LT Col Joseph Scholes (left), NPR Correspondent Tom Wilmer (center).