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Peterson Space Observer

CCAF recognizes recent graduates

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Peterson Air Force Base will honor the October 2011 and April 2012 Community College of the Air Force graduates with a ceremony at 2 p.m. May 17 at The Club.

The CCAF was established April 1, 1972, as a means of gaining accreditation and recognition for Air Force training. Over the years, the college has grown in prestige, numbers and recognition. Currently, there are more than 321,000 registered students enrolled, making CCAF the largest multi-campus community college in the world. These students are instructed by more than 6,100 faculty members at 105 affiliated schools located in 37 states and nine foreign locations. To date, more than 371,000 degrees have been conferred.

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools first recognized CCAF with accreditation Dec. 12, 1980. Community College of the Air Force has maintained regional accreditation, the highest level of accreditation, since this date.

This year there are 248 graduates from the Front Range who have earned 273 Associates of Applied Sciences degrees in their respective Air Force specialty from CCAF. Families and friends, commanders, supervisors and coworkers are invited to help celebrate this educational milestone and honor the achievements of these outstanding men and women.

For a complete list of graduates, go to

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