Acceptance Day Parade Class of 2026 - Part 1
According to the USAFA website, Acceptance Day occurs once the Basic Cadet passes Basic Cadet Training (BCT). This takes place prior to the start of the academic year and is celebrated with a parade.
During the ceremony, basic cadets are accepted into the Cadet Wing, become fourth-class cadets and are placed into their academic year Cadet Squadron.
Acceptance Day is the first time that many family members have seen their sons or daughters since In-Processing Day over 2 months ago. Today was a joyous day for everyone involved!
The official motto for the class of 2026 is: "No Quit, All Grit".
During the Parade, outstanding Basic Cadets were recognized. Their names are listed below:
Aggressors: Angelina Harris
Barbarians: Hailey Tucker
Cobras: Daniel Russell
Demons: Jacqueline Spencer
Executioners: Tyler Suess
Flying Tigers: Nathan Goethal
Guts: Elayna Caron
Hellcats: Nicholas Gierach
Photos are organized by event. More photos of families and of the picnics will be posted tomorrow.
To view photos, go to CLASSES > 2026 > Acceptance Day. Sort order must be first set to OLDEST to NEWEST.
March to Parade Field - Pages 1 - 70
Acceptance Day Parade - Pages 70 - 141
Post-Parade Events - Pages 141 - 151