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Parents Weekend crowd

We understand being the parent of a cadet isn’t easy. Not only is your child being challenged to cope with the demands of college, but they must also balance rigorous military training to successfully graduate as Second Lieutenants in the United States Air and Space Forces. To ensure you have all the resources and knowledge to support your cadet during their academic career, we’re here to help.

Your role as a proud, supportive parent is an important one. To help you effectively communicate and support this new chapter of your cadet’s life, we’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions. Each cadet’s experience is unique, so for all remaining questions we ask that you first reach out to them for the most timely and relevant information.

Local parent clubs and class spirit committees are an essential part of the Academy experience, as they facilitate communication between the university and parents of cadets. These organizations provide opportunities to ask questions, voice opinions and grow personal networks, while supporting cadets by purchasing gifts and sponsoring morale events.


Parent Liaison Team
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3100
United States Air Force Academy, CO 80840
Phone: (719) 333-3828 | Toll-Free: (877) 268-3383