United States Air Force Academy – Eastern Michigan

Welcome to the USAFA Parents Club of Eastern Michigan


Parent’s Weekend Information

  • Detailed schedules have been released for Parents Weekend for both Academy and Prep School.
    • USAF Academy Parents’ Weekend 2017  Schedule of Events
    • USAF Academy Preparatory School Parents’ Weekend 2017 Schedule of Events
    • Football Game Traffic Guidance from USAFA Security Forces:
      • Parent Weekend Football Game Traffic Guidance: Cadets must return to the Academic Area to catch buses to the Stadium. Ensure you leave enough time for your cadet to catch a bus and make the accountabilty check (see below). Security Forces requests that parents do not drop off their cadets at the stadium. If you do decide to drop them off at the stadium please know that due to traffic patterns designed to get guests to the game in an expeditious manner, you may not be able to leave and would then have to stay until after the game begins.

        Show times for accountability formation for the football game Saturday, 2 Sep 17.
        C2C – C4Cs: Report by 8:30 am at the Stadium
        C1Cs : Report by 9:30 am at the Stadium

  • Complete Parents’ Weekend information can be found at https://www.usafa.edu/about/traditions/parents-weekend/

Cadet Budgets for 2017/2018 Published

Click here to download the cadet budgets for 2017/2018. Complete financial information can be found at https://www.usafa.edu/parents/cadet-financial-information/.

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USAFA Parent’s Club of Eastern Michigan — Summer Picnic

Please save the date and join us for a summer picnic at the home of Margaret and Loran Brooks, parents of Aaron Brooks class of 2020, located at 763 Lakeview Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009 on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

Our festivities will begin at 1:00p and will end at 4:00p. Come when you can and leave when you need. All family members and friends of our Eastern Michigan USAFA cadets are welcome to come and enjoy the opportunity to meet fellow Cadet families.

The Parent’s Club will provide paper products, soft drinks and main dish. We ask that you supply the side dishes to complete the meal.

If your last name begins with:

  • A-M – please bring your choice of either an Hors d’oeuvre, Salad or Side Dish
  • N-Z – please bring a dessert

Our goal is to provide an enjoyable welcome for our newest parents of the incoming class of 2021. Please come ready to meet and greet and fellowship with fellow Cadet parents and families. The only people who can truly understand what you are experiencing as a Cadet Parent.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 16, 2017 with the number of your attending party via email: president@usafapcmi.com or via phone/text: 313-506-6555

Cadet Wing Strategic Calendar for 2017-2018 Released

The Cadet Wing Strategic Calendar for 2017-2018 has been released.  This calendar shows the Blue and Silver Weekends.  This calendar can change so be flexible in your plans.


Generally two weekends per month are devoted to military training (Silver Weekends).

  • Training is from Friday afternoon through early Saturday afternoon.
  • Activities during this time include room and uniform inspections, parades, marching practice, military briefings, guest speakers, and professional military education and training.
  • The Academy refers to liberties and authorizations as permission for cadets to leave the Academy during off duty periods.
  • Cadet individual passes on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will depend on your cadets class and overall squadron performance.  Authorizations and liberties are gradually increased by class in recognition of added maturity and responsibility.

Blue Training weekends means cadets should have free time with no official training.

  • These weekends may change based on the cadet wing requirements/needs.
  • Always check with your cadet for the latest updates.


Academic Calendars

Important Dates for Parents



About the United States Air Force Michigan Parents Club

Welcome to the United States Air Force Michigan Parents Club website. Parent Clubs exist because the Academy experience is unlike any other. Parent Clubs exist to provide support and help pass on information to new Academy parents, as well to ensure parents know what is going on at the United States Air Force Academy.

To join our club, or to find out more information, please contact our president at president@usafapcmi.com. Before the Air Force Academy will provide us with your contact information, both Cadet and Parents must sign the Privacy Act Parents Club form. We look forward to hearing from you.


The mission of the USAFA Parents Club of Eastern Michigan is to support families throughout their Cadet’s experiences at the United States Air Force Academy and instill them with an appreciation for their role in the “Long Blue  Line” (connection to the Air Force) while providing recognition and support to our Cadets.

To Promote:

  • Long lasting friendships across past, present and future parents of USAFA cadets in a relationship built from unique experiences and mutual interests while parenting a cadet and US Air Force Officer.
  • Mentoring to families and appointees as they prepare to leave for Basic Cadet Training and their Doolie year at the Academy.
  • An understanding of life at the USAFA and Prep School through education of appointees, cadets, parents and the community.
  • Support for Eastern Michigan USAFA families while their cadet is away attending the USAFA and Prep School.
  • Recognition of cadets across milestones in their USAFA life.
  • Financial support for emergency cadet travel in a time of crisis, via the Rando fund.  The Annual All Academy Holiday Ball to recognize all Michigan cadets attending all the military academies.

USAFA Parents Club of Eastern Michigan

Original date of 501c3 approval- 2008