Korea Air Force Academy

Korea Air Force Academy

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Korea Air Force Academy (KAFA, Hangul: 공군사관학교, Hanja: 空軍士官學校) is a Republic of Korea Air Force institution for the undergraduate education and military training of officers. It is located at Cheongju, Chungbuk, South Korea. The current superintendent of the Academy is Lieutenant General Oh, Chang Hwan.

Seongmudae (, Hanja: 星武臺, literally Military Star Base) is another name of the academy.

History

The Academy was founded as the Aviation Academy () at Gimpo in 1949 which later in the same year was renamed into its current name. During the Korean War, the Academy was moved to Mosulpo Base, Jeju and again to Jinhae Base, Gyeongnam. The Academy was given its other name Seongmudae in 1966 by the president Park Chung-hee. In 1985 the Academy was moved to its current base in Cheongju.

KAFA became the first of the three Korean military academies to allow female cadets to enter in 1997., The Chosun Ilbo. February 2, 1996.

Campus

The campus is located in the central part of the country at Cheongju.

Organization

Cadet Wing, Faculty Board and the Base Group are the main divisions along with the Academy Head Quarters, Administration Division, and Academic Information Centre.

Education

Cadets of the Academy do not have to pay any tuition but need to serve at...
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