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New class at the Air Force Academy begin military career Wednesday

Posted at 10:14 PM, Jun 26, 2024

AIR FORCE ACADEMY — The new class at the Air Force Academy began day one of their military career Wednesday. It's known as In-Processing Day (I-Day).

It marks the arrival of 1,132 appointees who were selected from more than 10,000 applicants.

The academy says the Class of 2028 is projected to be 29.7% women and 38% appointees of color. The class also includes 16 appointees from the following countries:

  • Angola
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Moldova
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Romania
  • Senegal
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia

After families dropped off the appointees, they were introduced to the Air Force's customs and standards. They then take an oath and earn the title of Basic Cadet.
Wednesday was just the first step of their four year journey to becoming Second Lieutenants in either the U.S. Air Force or the U.S. Space Force.

Congrats to the Class of 2028!

Last year, 1,026 appointees were accepted, including 14 international students.

United States Air Force Academy welcomes Class of 2027

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