The 2017 Priors Have Arrived

Hello Prep Families!

This is your first official blog entry for the Prep Class of 2017.  This blog, along with the prep galleries located under the Classes tab above will be your eyes and ears during the next ten months of the prep school year.  Our Basic Military Training photos start each year with the arrival of the "Priors" appointed directly from the active duty enlisted ranks of the Air Force through the LEAD program.

LEAD Program

The Leaders Encouraging Airman Development (LEAD) Program is an ongoing effort to give our best and brightest airmen the opportunity to excel by offering them appointments to the United States Air Force Academy. There are 170 appointments available for the Academy and the Academy Prep School for regular and reserve airmen.

The program, initiated by Gen Fogleman in 1995, delegates authority to Unit Commanders to nominate highly qualified airmen to attend the Academy or Prep School. Commanders have the opportunity to identify outstanding and deserving airmen with officer potential for this commissioning program.

So hear they are!  Alpha, Bravo, & Charlie Squadron Priors.  Welcome!  The arrival photos are located in the Prep AY 16-17 tab under the Prep School Class above.  I'll have more about I-Day tommorrow, so check back here often.