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The United States Air Force Academy
Located immediately north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Graduates of the four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force.
1947 The National Security Act provided for the establishment of a separate Air Force.
April 1, 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill authorizing establishment of the Academy.
July 1955 The first class met in temporary facilities at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver.
1958 The Academy's fourth (freshman) class
entered, marking the first time in Academy history that
four complete classes were enrolled.
June 28, 1976 The first class with women entered the Academy.
May 1980 The first women graduated from the Academy.
The official website of the Air Force Academy is www.usafa.af.mil.
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This page was last updated on 06/27/2018.