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Cadet Life

Follow in Their Boot Steps

Learning about the United States Air Force Academy’s requirements and how you can prepare is important, but understanding what life on campus is really like can help give you a bigger picture. Meet cadets who were once in your shoes and learn about their own unique experiences at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

It’s More Than a University, It’s a Way of Life

The best way to discover the U.S. Air Force Academy is through the eyes of the cadets who experience it every day. Get a closer look at everyday life on campus and find out how cadets spend their time at work and at play.

Especially during your first year, you’ll find the U.S. Air Force Academy’s environment is one of structure, rules and regulations—but the rewards are lifelong friends, personal development, pride and an exciting career.

  • Fitness
  • Instructors and Classes
  • Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
  • Falcon Stadium
  • Diversity
  • Colorado Springs
  • Cadet Fitness Center
  • Center for Character and Leadership Development
  • Intramural Sports

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What Makes a Student a Cadet

See how our cadets excel in academics, athletics and character.

Facts and Figures


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