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Definition of the noun air force academy

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  1. an academy for training air force officers


  1. Air Force Academy a.k.a. The United States Air Force Academy, is a military academy for officer candidates for the United States Air Force. Its campus is located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The Academy's stated mission is "to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation." It is the youngest of the five United States service academies, having graduated its first class in 1959. Graduates of the Academy's four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science degree, and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force. The Academy is also one of the largest tourist attractions in Colorado, attracting more than a million visitors each year.
  2. Air Force Academy is a census-designated place in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The CDP includes a large portion of the grounds of the United States Air Force Academy, including the cadet housing facilities. The population was 6,680 at the 2010 census. The USAF Academy Post Office serves the area.
    • also known as Air Force Academy, Colorado; El Paso County / Air Force Academy CDP
    • part of El Paso County, Colorado

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Air force academy: An air force academy or air academy is a national institution that provides initial officer training, possibly including undergraduate level education, to air force officer cadets who air preparting to be commissioned officers in a national air force. The world's first air academy was the RAF College which was founded on 1 November 1919 on the site of a Royal Navy flying training station.

Phrases with Air Force Academy

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  2. united states air force academy

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Google previewDaddyisms (2000)

Lessons from My Father, Lessons for My Children by Robert Carey

Air Force Academy is the Honor Code. It's a tough code and takes a good deal of courage to live it. But in a sea of bad behavior and dishonesty it is an island of fair play and honorable actions. Golf is like that in the world of sports. It is a game ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (2016)

by Paul Joseph

Air Force Academy is a military institution, it is also an undergraduate college.

Air Force Academy is the newest of the service academies, because the air force did not become a separate service until 1947 ...

Google previewDaily Comprehension: June

women medical military leaders test 300 The Air Force Academy is a where young men and women are trained to become in the U.S. Air Force. lt is located near Colorado Springs, .

Google previewThe Best Value Colleges 2013 (2013)

by Robert Franek, Laura Braswell, Princeton Review, David Soto

The United States Air Force Academy is a hardcore, strenuous leadership laboratory and an incredibly prestigious institution that provides rigorous academic and military training for future Air Force oflicers. — Oklahoma 112 Oklahoma State ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] (2011)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

Air Force Academy George J. Gabera Independent Scholar Charles J. Gaspar Department of Humanities and Communication Arts Brenau University John M. Gates Department of History Wooster College Captain ...

Google previewHeadquarters Army Civilian Personnel System: HQ ACPERS Data Element Dictionary, December 2000

Air Force Academy AF0D U.S. Air Forces, Europe AF0F DCON U.S. Air Force Logistics Comm AFNG DCON U.S. Air Force National Guard AFZG ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of War and American Society (2005)

by Peter Karsten

Eisenhower signed legislation that formally established the Air Force Academy. One year later, the school—setting up a temporary home at Denver's Lowry Air Force Base—swore in its first class of 306 cadets.

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

cast: John Garfield, Gig Young director: Howard Hawks Air Force__: 3 One 5 Cross Air Force Academy athletes: 7 Falcons freshman: 6 doolie locale: 8 Colorado Air Force Base: 5 Altus, Beale, Dover, Dyess, Minot, Moody, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Federal Agencies and Commissions (2009)

by Kathleen Hill, Gerald N. Hill

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY The Air Force Academy was authorized on April 1, 1954, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In several ways it is patterned upon the format of West Point and the Naval Academy. There are 4,000 ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Military History (2004)

by James C. Bradford

Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs. Blake Dunnavent teaches in the department of history and social sciences at Louisiana State University ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea (2015)

by James E. Hoare

The Korean Air Force Academy, like its army and navy counterparts, is designed to provide training in civilian and military skills to the officer corps ...

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