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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Air Force Seeking Academy Applications
Air Force leaders are seeking young, hard-charging Airmen to apply for admission to the Air Force Academy, according to an article from the Air Force News Service. The Academy sets aside up to 85 slots for active-duty Airmen and up to 85 more slots for Guard and Reserve members in each cadet class for young, hard-charging Airmen to join its cadet ranks. Likewise, the Academy's Preparatory School offers 60 slots for Airmen to join the one-year prep school. Completing the prep school earns graduates entry into the Academy's next class of cadets.The basic application criteria for Airmen is they must be less than 23 years of age by July 1 for entry to the Academy or less than 22 years of age by July 1 for entry to the Preparatory School; be unmarried; be a U.S. citizen or be able to obtain citizenship prior to entry; and have no dependents. An Airman wishing to apply for an Academy Preparatory School appointment must complete and return an Air Force Form 1786 by Jan. 31, 2009. Upon completion, the form and commander's endorsement should be mailed to: HQ USAFA/RRS, 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 2400, USAF Academy CO 80840. Additional information is available on the Academy Admissions Web site at www.academyadmissions.com or at each base education office.