Northern Illinois Parent Club

Proud sponsors of the United States Air Force Academy



As parents, we learn very quickly that the experience our sons or daughters have embarked upon is unique and challenging, and not at all like sending them off to a traditional university. No matter how well prepared we think we are, the Academy experience can only truly be understood by those who have lived it. Below are some links and handouts to help acclimate you to life at USAFA.

Most importantly, remember that there is no publication that can replace the information your Cadet will share with you. Each Cadet is different, and the sharing of this information may come quickly, or may take months or even years. The Academy, as viewed though the eyes, ears, and communications from your Cadet will ultimately become your own personal “Guide to Cadet Life”.

Learn the Lingo

NIPC Parent Handbook