Class of 2022 - Recognition

Recognition for Class of 2022 has started! This evening the cadet wing formed up on the TZO to kick off Recognition with the Wing Round Robin, which is a series of rotations of high-intensity exercises. Cadets of all classes participated in the exercises. Some of the exercises seen today were sprints, pushups, bear crawls, squats, crunches, the list goes on!

So what is Recognition? Recognition is a three-day event where fourth-class cadets (freshman) are “recognized” in the Cadet Wing as upper-class cadets. Upon completing Recognition, fourth class cadets earn the right to wear the Prop and Wings crest on their flight caps and are given more privileges and responsibilities here at the Academy. Other privileges earned are getting to wear civilian clothing while off-base and getting to walk across the TZO instead of running on the white marble strips.

This (Recognition) is a vital and traditional step in the United States Air Force Academy experience. It is a ceremonial acknowledgment that the fourth-class has successfully met military training requirements and is prepared to continue the rigorous and rewarding Academy journey. – The United States Air Force Academy

Stayed tuned as we continue our coverage of the Class of 2022 Recognition!






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Recognition - Day 1 Photos