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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo., – The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Center for Character and Leadership Development building here is schedule for 10 a.m. Oct. 19 on the north end of the Honor Court. The Air Force Academy’s CCLD has served as the focal point of the Academy’s commitment to developing leaders of character since its creation in 1993. Its mission is to advance the understanding, practice and integration of character and leadership development in preparation for service to the nation in the profession of arms. The center does this through high-quality daily interactions for cadets with faculty and staff. The building is a $40 million project, funded by the annual military construction budget, with more than $10 million from donors. The facility is modeled on the design of an existing architectural icon, the Academy Chapel. Once built, the Academy’s two structural icons will be adjacent to each other. The CCLD building is being built in a National Historic Landmark District, therefore the Academy has actively worked with the historic preservation community in the planning of the construction. The event is open to the general public.