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The Academy's Story


Every airman has a story. The stories of nearly 50,000 commissioned second lieutenants have an important chapter that took place on the campus of the United States Air Force Academy because before these lieutenants were officers, they were cadets, and they were educated and trained at the country’s most unique commissioning course.

Learn more about the advantages of the Academy and how this school has helped each airman craft his or her own story.

4,000+ Current Cadets
30 Programs of Study
27 Division I Athletic Teams
8:1 Cadet to Faculty Ratio
24 Research Centers and Institutes
#3 Top Public Liberal Arts College
51,691 Commissioned Officers Since 1959
42% Graduates Enter Flight Training
2 Members of Congress
42 NASA Astronauts
Every Airman Has a Story

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