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Colonel Kabrena E. Rodda
5220 Cedar Drive, Suite 117
USAF Academy CO 80840-3100

Dear Cadet Candidate Select,

Congratulations on your selection to attend the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Preparatory School. This July you will enter a challenging program that will test you mentally and physically. Not all students complete it, but those who do will not only be prepared for the rigors of USAFA, but also have a firm foundation for serving as officers of character in the best Air Force in the world.

As you prepare to attend the Prep School, you should know a few things. Our staff-to-student ratio is 1-to-4…unheard of in most post-secondary academic institutions. In comparison to other university or college preparatory programs, our classes are unusually small, which allows our dedicated and professional staff to provide a high level of one-on-one attention to every single student. The physical fitness portion of our curriculum is demanding, even more so because the Academy’s altitude is 7,258 feet above sea level—far, far above that of Westpoint or Annapolis! I strongly urge you to begin a daily routine of jogging ½ to 1 hour a day and doing as many push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups as you can.

A few prohibitions: This is a military unit and you will be required to adhere to all military standards. You have already signed a form listing any prior drug use and pledged not to use illegal drugs. Be advised, the possession or use of so-called "legal highs" – such as Spice, Bath Salts, Plant Food, etc. – is also prohibited for Airmen. Shortly after you arrive, you will be tested for illegal drug use. Should you test positive, you will be disenrolled. Similarly, underage drinking and providing alcohol to minors are treated as very serious offenses and will be dealt with harshly. Finally, you may not have any dependents while attending the Prep School.

Must do: Immediately and accurately complete the information contained in this package. See the enclosed Required Items Checklist for a complete list. It is important that you return all documents promptly. The form letters are for information only and designed to familiarize you with our program.

Parents and family are encouraged (but not required) to accompany you to in-processing. While here, they will be briefed in detail about the program and have an opportunity to see our facilities. Those unable to attend in-processing will have an opportunity to receive a similar briefing during Parent’s Weekend. If you or your family have any questions concerning this package or the Preparatory School in general, please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Student Services at (719) 333-2583.

Again, congratulations on your Preparatory School Selection. We look forward to helping you prepare to be the very BEST fourthclass cadets in USAFA’s Class of 2019. Go Huskies!



Kabrena E. Rodda, Colonel, USAF


    Day of In-Processing Information

    • Your admission letter signed by Dr. Prosseda will be your key to get on base. Please ensure your driver has a current Drivers License, Insurance Card, and Registration. Vehicles are subject to search by the 10 ABW/SFS.

    • If you are delayed for any reason and will not arrive at the time required, immediately call 719-338-5648 to let the Prep School know. We will advise you what to do.

      • Priors report to the Prep School between 1000-1200 on 12 July 2015 at the F-100 Static Aircraft (near dorms/West end of campus). Do not report any earlier than 1000.

      • Directs report to the Prep School between 0730-0800 on 15 July 2015 (Use In-Processing map under general information)

  1. General Information

  2. Financial Readiness

    • Fill out and physically sign the following 2 forms and mail them back. (See address at bottom of page.)
      • Football Tickets must be purchased directly from the Air Force Athletic Department. Please go to Go Air Force Falcons. Parents and Cadet-Candidates can order seasons and single Parent’s Weekend Game tickets.
        Click Tickets at the top
        Click Promo Codes from the choices
        Enter: PREP

  3. National Guard and Reservists ONLY


  5. Public Affairs Release

    • The candidate has to sign his/her name, print his/her name and write the date in the “talent” box. Everything else should be left blank. Bring this form with you to In-processing.

  6. Association of Graduates Bed and Breakfast

    • Students may take advantage of the bed and breakfast option the Association of Graduates (AOG) offers the night before in-processing. Students can sign up and the AOG will coordinate a ride from the airport, a safe place to sleep, and a meal for them to eat all for a very small cost.



Prior to this, have you served in the military (are you prior service)?



Prohibited Items

*** The following items will be confiscated by Prep School Staff if brought to in-processing.

  • Weapons of any type. This includes pocketknives, firearms, ammunition, fireworks, clubs, batons, brass knuckles, straight razors, ice picks, airsoft/paintball guns, etc.

  • Tobacco products and lighters. Tobacco products are not allowed in basic training. These include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, tobacco, chewing tobacco, vapor or electronic cigarette products, etc. Disposable lighters and lighter fluid will be confiscated upon arrival at basic training.

  • Explosives and/or flammable items (fireworks, smoke bombs, road flares, lighters, lighter fluid, etc.)

  • Alcohol-based products. Alcohol-based products, to include alcoholic beverages and health and comfort items containing alcohol are not allowed in basic training.

  • Obscene or pornographic materials. Obscene or pornographic, and all sex-related materials are prohibited.

  • Narcotics/illegal drugs or any paraphernalia. Narcotics, illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia (pipes, bongs, syringes, masks, roach clips, etc.) are prohibited from basic training — and military service. Medication not in its original container and prescribed to member are also prohibited.

  • Expensive personal items. Items such as computers, gaming systems, cameras, radios, MP3 players or hand-held video games, jewelry and costly watches are hard to safeguard during training.

  • Gambling paraphernalia and external reading materials. Gambling paraphernalia, to include playing cards, dice and dominoes, and magazines, newspapers and books not issued by your service will be confiscated.

  • Food items. Unnecessary food items such as perishable food items, gum, candy and chips are prohibited from basic training.

  • Large photo albums. A few photos are permitted but space is limited.

  • Over-sized luggage or bags

  • Toys/game devices/stuffed animals

  • Inappropriate civilian attire (must be presentable)

  • Explosives and/or flammable items (fireworks, smoke bombs, road flares, lighters, lighter fluid, etc.)

  • Anything that poses a safety or security threat to the Prep School

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