Air Force Academy accepting applications

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It is that time of year for outstanding Airmen to apply to the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). 

Our USAFA and its Preparatory School offer extraordinary opportunities to the most qualified enlisted Airmen who meet the criteria to enter the commissioned ranks. 

Those qualified and selected for an appointment will earn their Bachelor of Science degree while stationed at the Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.  Upon graduation, LEAD Airmen are commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force.  The minimum post graduate service commitment obligation is five years.  In the aviation career path, the minimum obligation is 10 years after completion of Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT).

Interested Airmen must be academically qualified, of high moral character, possess exceptional leadership potential, and meet all USAFA entry requirements.  Airmen cannot be past their 23rd birthday by 1 July 2015 for USAFA entry, or not past their 22nd birthday on 1 July 2015 of the year of entry to the Preparatory School.  Airmen cannot have dependents, and must be a U.S. citizen upon entering the USAFA.  Airmen are encouraged to retake the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and/or American College Test (ACT) to ensure the most recent standardized test scores are submitted.  As part of the application process, Airmen must complete an AF IMT 1786 with their Commander's recommendation.  The completed 1786 form must be received by the Admissions Office no later than 31 December 2014. 

For further information and to apply online, please visit the Academy Admissions website at  Airmen can also call 1-800-443-9266, email, visit USAFA Admissions on facebook (,  use the USAFA Admissions iPhone/Android app (free download available from I Tunes Store/Android Market), or visit their local base education office. 

The Air Force Academy is for those who want a challenge--to learn, to achieve, and to be future leaders for our U.S. Air Force!  

We look forward to working with you in the future!