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June 14, 2018

‘A great stepping stone’: 16 Airmen graduate CCAF

      (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Story by Laurie Wilson, June 14, 2018 U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo -- Sixteen Airmen received their Community College of the Air Force degrees and professional certificates June 13 the Air Force Academy. Thirteen earned their associates in five career areas and three earned professional manager certificates. "The CCAF was the instrumental piece to me being able to become an officer," said commencement speaker 2nd Lt. Tyler Gulleton at the graduation ceremony. "I want to remove any possible perception that the CCAF is just a box to check on the way to making master sergeant,"...

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May 24, 2018

Secretary of Defense Mattis tells USAFA’s Class of ‘18 to safeguard the Air Force’s legacy

Newly-commissioned second lieutenants celebrate as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Falcon Stadium at the culmination of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2018 graduation ceremony, May 23, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo/Chris DeWitt) Story by Ray Bowden, May 23, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Secretary of Defense James Mattis told nearly 1,000 graduating cadets to take charge of the Air Force during the Air Force Academy’s Class of 2018 graduation ceremony, May 23. “The warrior ethos and the fierce character that you now inherit as your own character will now have to stand between us...

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May 22, 2018

The breakdown: The stats on USAFA’s Class of 2018

(U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) By Ray Bowden/May 22, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- (Editor's note: This report is based on the latest Class of 2018 statistics compiled May 21.) Here’s the breakdown for the Class of 2018 graduating from the Air Force Academy May 23. - 1,498 were offered appointments to the Academy - 1,206 men and women were inducted into the Academy, including 14 international cadets - There were 942 men (78.1 percent) and 264 women (21.9 percent) in the class - There were 323 (26.8 percent) minorities - There were 585 (48.5 percent) cadets who...

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May 21, 2018

8 things to know about USAFA’s Class of ’18 graduation

U.S Air Force Academy Public Affairs U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. --  -- Base gates open at 6 a.m. -- Gates to the stadium open at 7 a.m. -- A government-issued ID card such as a drivers’ license is required to access the base and Falcon Stadium. -- Food must be carried in a clear one-gallon plastic bag. Refreshments will be available from vendors at the stadium. -- Drinks or liquid are not allowed except in clear, sealed water bottles. -- Sunscreen is restricted to one 6-ounce non-aerosol container for each person. -- Cameras are allowed. All camera equipment may...

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