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The Association of Graduates is the alumni association of the U.S. Air Force Academy. It is a nonprofit organization devoted to serving its members, improving the Academy by enriching the cadet experience and funding programs not supported by appropriated funds.


The DOD Medical Examination Review Board schedules and evaluates more than 30,000 medical examinations annually. The board determines the physical qualification or disqualification status on all applicants applying for appointment to the five U.S. service academies, four Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship programs and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. The board also provides an option for direct Army commission applicants for the Army Medical Department, Judge Advocate General Corps and the Chaplain Corps for the active, reserve and National Guard components.


The Dean of Faculty consists of more than 750 military and civilian personnel and oversees the academic development of cadets. It is home to 20 academic departments, five staff agencies, the McDermott Library, the Office of the Registrar and Directorate of Education, and numerous research centers and working groups.

Faculty members, who represent nearly every Air Force career field, facilitate cadet learning and serve as role models through their teaching of 500 undergraduate courses in 27 academic disciplines. Faculty members also perform cutting-edge research; serve in leadership roles for cadet clubs, squadrons and teams; and are flight instructors at the Academy airfield.


With 27 men’s and women’s Division I intercollegiate sports teams, the objective of the Academy athletic program is to provide all cadets a realistic leadership experience in a mentally and physically challenging environment. The teams are members of the highly competitive Mountain West Conference, Atlantic Hockey Association, Big 12, Western Athletic Conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and Western Water Polo Association.


The 10th Air Base Wing provides quality support to enhance the education and development of future Air Force leaders. As the largest organization at the Academy, the 10th Air Base Wing is responsible for ensuring medical, engineering, logistics, communications, personnel, services, security and other key support for close to 10,000 military, civilian and family members on base.


The mission of the Academy endowment is to provide efficient and perpetual stewardship of donated gifts. While the Academy attracts the best young men and women and provides the best academic experience, the endowment upholds the permanency and efficacy of donations in accordance with the donor’s intent.


The United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School’s mission is to motivate, prepare and evaluate selected candidates in an academic, military, moral and physical environment to perform successfully and enhance diversity at the Academy.

Through a rigorous 10-month schedule of academics, military training and athletic conditioning, cadet candidates are instilled with the skills and character necessary for success at the Academy and in the Air Force.

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