Air Force Cadet Caleb J. Anderson has completed basic cadet training and earned the rank of cadet fourth class at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Anderson completed the rigorous six-week orientation program. The training prepares cadets to enter their first academic year at the academy.
The cadets completed the training in two phases. Phase one consisted of military and physical preparation which focused on the transition from civilian to military life. Phase two involved three weeks of field training on the academy grounds to participate in activities to extend their physical limitations and build self and group confidence.
The U.S. Air Force Academy curriculum offers education in the basics, engineering and social sciences, the humanities and 30 other academic majors. At graduation, the cadet receives a bachelor of science degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the Air Force.
He is the son of Dawn and Timothy Anderson of Globe Court, Bel Air, and grandson of Myrna and Clarence Anderson of Teddy Bear Trail Northwest, Ellerslie. He is also the grandson of Suzanne Deffinbaugh of East El Sendero Drive, Cave Creek, Alaska.
Anderson graduated in 2012 from John Carroll School in Bel Air.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun