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Frequently Asked Questions

fourth class cadet hugs a small child at Stillman Parade Field.

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, please reference the most common questions below. Each cadet’s experience is unique, so we ask that you first reach out to them for the most timely and relevant information. All remaining questions may be emailed to USAFA.ParentLiaison@afacademy.af.edu.

You can find information such as what is allowed in your cadet’s room, cadet rank, pass definitions etc. in the Cadet Standards and Duties Instruction

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For more frequently asked questions, visit Basic Cadet Training, Cadets FAQs, Graduates FAQs and Prep School FAQs.

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