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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 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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May 17, 2018

206 cadet candidates graduate USAFA Prep School

  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Holden Faul) By Ray Bowden / May 17, 2018 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Families, friends and faculty celebrated the graduation of 206 Air Force Academy Prep School cadet candidates May 17. “It’s our highest graduation rate in 15 years,” said Prep school commander Col. Jaqueline Breeden during the graduation ceremony in Arnold Hall. Two-hundred-thirty-seven cadet candidates were admitted into the Prep School. Of the graduates, 195 received appointments to the Academy and are scheduled to report for Basic Cadet Training in June. The other graduates will pursue other educational paths. Successful completion...

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