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U.S. Air Force Academy cadets receive presidential sendoff

Air Force cadets celebrate during their graduation ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. on May 23.
Air Force cadets celebrate during their graduation ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. on May 23.Jewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images

Graduates of U.S. Air Force class of 2012 celebrate as they are greeted by President Barack Obama during their graduation ceremony at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. on May 23.
Graduates of U.S. Air Force class of 2012 celebrate as they are greeted by President Barack Obama during their graduation ceremony at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. on May 23.Jewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images

U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets, lower their heads during the Invocation at the start of the commencement ceremony on May 23 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets, lower their heads during the Invocation at the start of the commencement ceremony on May 23 in Colorado Springs, Colo.Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

President Barack Obama salutes as he arrives to deliver commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. on May 23.
President Barack Obama salutes as he arrives to deliver commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. on May 23.Jewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images

President Barack Obama delivered his final commencement speech of the season, addressing graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Obama is keeping up a presidential tradition of speaking to one of the service academies every year at graduation time.