afa graduation 2019

A spectator uses a program to shield himself from the bright sun before the start of the commencement ceremony for the 61st graduating class at the U.S. Air Force Academy Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The Air Force Academy consistently graduates exceptional cadets who move on to serve as leaders in the U.S. military. Here's a glimpse at the Class of 2019, members of which will accept their diplomas Thursday.

  • 989 graduating
  • 258 female graduates
  • 304 minority graduates, the highest in at least three years
  • 10 international students
  • 132 attended the Air Force Academy Preparatory School
  • 56 are previously enlisted airmen
  • 3.07 average cumulative GPA
  • 527 to attend pilot training
  • 2 to attend air battle manager training
  • 5 to attend combat systems operator training

More of The Gazette's coverage of this year's graduation:

-Live Blog

-Air Force Academy graduation survival guide: Everything you need to know

-Air Force Academy worried about weather for Trump's graduation visit — and a logistical nightmare

-Graduation Vignettes: 'He's someone you're gonna read about'

-Air Force cadet conquered cancer to get lieutenant's bars

-2019 Air Force Academy graduation marks 58th year of flyovers by the Thunderbirds

-Air Force Thunderbirds: When and where to watch Thursday's air show

-Assignments for Air Force athletes from the Class of 2019: Where they are going

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