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Today was US Air Force Academy Preparatory School (Official)'s In-processing Day. More than 200 cadet candidates will now begin their 10-month journey with the intent of attending #USAFA after graduation.

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Check out Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria's Ready For Takeoff podcast interview, where he talked about his passion for aviation and military career from his time at the Academy to now being the #USAFA Superintendent.

"Do not repeat after us. Do better. Aim high, Airman!"

#MotivationMonday

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Today was #USAFA Class of 2022's Field Day. Kudos to all the basic cadets, especially the Flying Tigers for winning the competition!

Check out some photos on our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/af_academy/albums

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Here is a little #ThrowbackThursday video for you!

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Basic Cadet Training Field Day is less than 2 days away! #USAFA Class of 2022, are you ready?

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#USAFA has been one of the institutions that produces hundreds of graduates slated for training to become Air Force pilots. For the Class of 2022, 520 of the 1,170 men and women accepted into USAFA have the potential to become pilots.

To read the story, visit http://airman.dodlive.mil/2018/06/27/finding-answers/.

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"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." -- Vince Lombardi

#MotivationMonday

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How's your summer going? Our cadets are spending two weeks of their summer at several military bases around the world as part of #USAFA's Operation Air Force program.

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The Core Values -- Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do -- guides the way our Airmen live and perform. This is also an important lesson we teach our basic cadets.

For more photos, visit our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/af_academy/albums

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We couldn’t be prouder of our Dean of Faculty, Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost for a job well done at The Price Is Right. Way to represent, sir. Congrats! 🎉

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We wish you a happy and safe #IndependenceDay! As we celebrate this day, may we take the time to remember our brothers and sisters who are standing watch around the world on our behalf.

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Did you know #USAFA Class of 2022's motto is "Strength in Sacrifice"

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The Class of 2022 is the most diverse class ever admitted to #USAFA. A few stats to consider: 1,170 basic cadets; 295 are women and 875 are men; and 397 are minorities.

For more photos of In-processing Day and Cadet Oath of Allegiance, visit our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/af_academy/albums

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Congratulations, Nic! Awesome effort tonight in Omaha! 💪⚾️🏆

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Here are some highlights during today's Cadet Oath of Allegiance ceremony for the #USAFA Class of 2022 basic cadets.

Check out our Flickr page for more photos from today's ceremony as well as the In-processing Day: https://www.flickr.com/photos/af_academy/albums

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Welcome, #USAFA Class of 2022. Today is the first day of your basic cadet training, where you will be physically, mentally and emotionally challenged. Be strong!

For more USAFA photos, visit our Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/af_academy/albums

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"Take 30 seconds to say goodbye to your families..." To the families and friends of #USAFA Class of 2022 appointees, are you ready?

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In 2 days, the #USAFA Class of 2022 appointees will begin their basic cadet training. They will be pushed physically, emotionally and mentally. However, this is just the beginning of their four-year journey to becoming leaders of character. Class of 2022, are you ready?

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For #MotivationMonday, we want to share General Colin Powell’s Rules to more than 1,200 #USAFA appointees who will in-process June 28 and begin their basic cadet training:

1. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
2. Get mad, then get over it.
3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
4. It can be done!
5. Be careful what you choose. You may get it.
6. Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
7. You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.
8. Check small things.
9. Share credit.
10. Remain calm. Be kind.
11. Have a vision. Be demanding.
12. Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

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Congratulations to Lt Gen Robert Caslen on his retirement, bringing to a close an incredibly distinguished 43-year career in the United States Army! I had the honor of serving with Lt Gen Caslen in Iraq, and I can tell you that he is a selfless leader who lives the Army values. His example of character has been one that not only the cadets of West Point but all leaders across our military can strive to emulate. From one Academy Superintendent to another, hats off to an outstanding career, and best of luck in the next chapter!

— Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, Superintendent of the Air Force Academy

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Surrounded by media representatives and audience members, Col. Nick Hague, a 1998 graduate of the Air Force Academy and NASA astronaut, and Alexey Ovchinin, Russian Roscosmos cosmonaut, discussed their upcoming trip to space during a news conference at the NASA's Johnson Space Center.

The two will journey to the International Space Station Oct. 11 aboard the Roscosmos Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft, launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. #YourAcademy

Jump out of a perfectly good airplane with the Wings of Blue - USAF Parachute Team! #YourAcademy

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