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Just the Basics

U.S. Air Force Academy basic cadets from the Class of 2026 took on obstacle and assault courses at Jacks Valley in Colorado Springs, Colo., earlier this week.  

A cadet crawls under netting.
Under and Through
A U.S. Air Force Academy basic cadet from the Class of 2026 completes the academy’s assault course at Jacks Valley in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 12, 2022.
Photo By: Trevor Cokley, Air Force
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The events were part of Basic Cadet Training, a six-week indoctrination program to guide participants on their transformation from civilians to military academy cadets prepared to enter a four-year officer commissioning program.

They call it "basic" ... but completing it is anything but easy. 

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