50th Anniversary Of AFA Cadet Chapel Groundbreaking

Its 17 spires have been a familiar sight to generations of Air Force cadets.

Sunday, the Air Force Academy celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Cadet Chapel's dedication.

Construction started with a ground breaking ceremony August 28,1959. The building was dedicated four years later, on September 22, 1963.

In a press release, Col. Robert Bruno, Air Force chaplain, said, "The Cadet Chapel serves as a symbol of the Constitutional charter of the chaplain corps of the Air Force for the free exercise of religion."

He also said diversity in the Air Force has increased greatly over the past 50 years.