Prep I Day
Prep School Cadet Candidates (CCs) were in-processed today marking the beginning of their Prep Year with the hopes of receiving a nomination to the Air Force Academy next year.
Each year, approximately 233 young men and women are chosen to attend the U.S Air Force Preparatory School, which was established in 1961 under the Command of Colonel Lee Charles Black. Today's Prep School Cadet Candidates were dropped off at Black Memorial Field, named after Colonel Black.
According to the USAFA website, the Preparatory School offers a select group of enlisted personnel and civilians, a pathway to join the Air Force Academy. The school provides the academic, leadership, and physical skills to prepare them for success as future officers.
While cadet candidates are not guaranteed an appointment to the Academy, they earn consideration and a recommendation from the Preparatory School Commander if they successfully complete the 10-month program.
Fun fact: Do you know what you have that BCT parents don't? Color coded hats with names on them!
Photographer 1 Drop off photos begin on Inprocessing oldest to newest on page 2 or Drop off photos
Photographer 2 Drop off photos begin on Inprocessing oldest to newest on page 46 or Drop off photos2
They then proceeded through different stations and the Oath of Office
First group of Oath photos start on Inprocessing Gallery page 9 or click here
Second group of Oath photos start on Inprocessing Gallery page 34 or click here
Uniform photos start on Inprocessing Gallery page 10 or click here
Then they met the cadre....
Cadre photos: Inprocessing gallery oldest to newest page 37 or click here
WebGuy will be back at Prep on on Monday for more coverage. You've got the weekend to get through the pictures, until next time!