Thursday was the day that the new basic cadets of the
class of 2013 showed up for their first day at the United States Air
Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The academy attracts more than
a million visitors a year, many of whom come to see its famous chapel.
On Thursday, more than 1,300 new basic cadets arrived. They spent the
day saying good-bye to their parents, getting fitted for new boots,
getting their hair cut, and getting yelled at for the smallest things.