AFA Class of 2006

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The Air Force Academy was buzzing with more than just new cadets Thursday.

The hair clippers were also put to good use.

Over 1,200 basic cadets said goodbye to mom and dad, they'll spend the next six weeks in boot camp.

Over 16,000 students applied to the air force academy, the class of 2006 is made up of 11 international students from as far away as Bulgaria, Korea, and Lithuania.