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The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) provides cadets with both military training and a four-year college education similar to that offered at civilian institutions. Unlike at civilian institutions, however, USAFA academic classes are taught by a mix of active-duty military officers and civilian professors.
In this Congressional Briefing held on March 1, 2010, behavioral scientist Anita Chandra shared findings from the largest study to date on how children whose parents serve in the U.S. military are faring academically, socially, and emotionally during this extended period of wartime.