Association of Graduates

Challenge Bridge

Challenge Bridge at Doolittle Hall USAFA


Challenge Bridge along Heritage Trail at Doolittle Hall was dedicated and funded by the Class of 1959.

Plaques on the bridge offer this challenge:



To each entering cadet:

Class of 1959 The path to which you aspire has been consecrated by the blood of heroes and paved with the selfless service of countless men and women like you. If you would be worthy of this heritage:

Make integrity the bedrock value of your life

Let your actions always be guided by an unshakeable sense of duty, self-discipline and personal responsibility

Become a lifelong student of history, war, humanity and leadership

Be prepared to sacrifice everything to defend the principles upon which our nation was founded

Cross this bridge with the determination to live a life that will make all who went before proud of you.