US Air force Academy Day 2023 is on Saturday, April 1, 2023: What is the first day of basic training called at the US Air Force Academy?
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USAFA does have Basic Cadet Training (BCT) and the first day is called Inprocessing Day.
I know you didn't ask and probably already know but since the other answerer didn't know...
BCT is a 6 week program in the summer before freshman year where cadets learn the basics of military life (how to wear a uniform, march, go through inspections, the Air Force Core Values, etc.) It is split into two halves. The first three weeks is a lot more of the learning and is done in the cadet area; the second three weeks takes place in Jack's Valley in a simulated field conditions of sorts and is much more physically demanding as you go through the Assault course, Obstacle course, Confidence course, etc. At the end of the 6 weeks you return to the cadet area, participate in the acceptance parade, and finally receive your Fourth Class Cadet shoulderboards so you are no longer a Basic Cadet.
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Well now - the US Air Force Academy is one of the most difficult colleges to be accepted to.
Its job is to educate and turn out officers for the US Air Force.
Unless you have made up your mind at the age of 13 years old that you want to attend this service academy you will be behind the "power curve."
90% of those who apply are rejected.
Only 1,500 new students are selected out of 15,000 whom apply each year.
You have to begin preparing academically starting at age 13 years old.
Your GOAL has to be the Academy and not the usual stuff that teenagers like to do.
You have to study 10 - 12 or more hours a day, no summer breaks, and learn what the Academy teaches you BEFORE you get there. The competition is that stiff.
To be competitive you should have a 3.8 - 4.0 GPA.
Your ACT score should be between 29 - 32
Your SAT score should be between 1400 - 1500
You should "Letter" in a high school sport.
And, you need a nomination letter from your US Congressman and US Senators.
And, you should take all technical math and science courses in high school as well as 4 years of foreign language.
Now, are you serious about attending the AF Academy to become an Officer?
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Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret.)