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CADET LIFE OVERVIEW

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE AS A CADET?

Cadets at the United States Air Force Academy face a rigorous schedule of academics, athletics and military training, extremely high expectations and strict rules of conduct. It will be hard and you will be constantly challenged, but if you succeed, in the end you will join the Long Blue Line of more than 48,000 exceptional graduates that came before you.

The Academy’s military environment requires structure, rules and instructions to train you as a professional Air Force officer and leader. Within the Cadet Wing, the Commandant of Cadets and his staff oversee military training, extracurricular activities, clubs and various other aspects of life at the Academy. No matter what your background, the cadet lifestyle will be different from anything you’ve experienced before.