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James Delivers Commencement Address at Air Force Academy

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • The U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 enters Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015. More than 800 cadets walked across the stage to graduate as second lieutenants. U.S. Air Force photo by Bill Evans
  • The U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 enters Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015.  U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan
  • The U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 enters Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan
  • The U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 marches to their seats at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Liz Copan
  • Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III enters the U.S. Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium for graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Lizi Copan
  • Air Force Secretary Debrorah Lee James enters Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015, to deliver the commencement address to the academy's Class of 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan
  • Air Force Secretary Debrorah Lee James delivers the commencement address for the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan
  • Air Force Secretary Debrorah Lee James congratulates Rebecca Esselstein, the top cadet in the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2015, at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan
  • Rebecca Esselstein, the top cadet in the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2015, salutes after receiving her diploma from Air Force Secretary Debrorah Lee James, left, during  graduation ceremonies at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015.  U.S. Air Force photo by Liz Copan
  • Cadets of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 sit with their diplomas during their graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Jason Gutierrez
  • Cadet Kaitlin Butler waves her diploma during the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015.  U.S. Air Force photo by Bill Evans
  • Cadet Kaz Moffett gives a thumbs-up after receiving his diploma from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015.  U.S. Air Force photo by Bill Evans
  • The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform an airshow after the U.S. Air Force Academy's graduation ceremonies at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015.  U.S. Air Force photo by Bill Evans
  • Cadet Kayla Vildosola salutes a classmate after receiving her diploma from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015.  U.S. Air Force photo by Bill Evans
  • The U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 cadets take the oath of office during graduation exercises at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015.  U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan
  • Members of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 toss their hats in celebration as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds roar over Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Liz Copan
  • Members of the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2015 celebrate after sending their hats skyward as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds roared over Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015.  U.S. Air Force photo by Liz Copan
  • Members of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 celebrate after tossing their hats skyward as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds roar over Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015.  U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan