W-G grad Chloe David appointed to U.S. Air Force Academy

hloe David, 18, of Granger has received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Chloe David, 18, of Granger has received her appointment — that is, she was accepted for admission– to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

David was the salutatorian of the 2020 Woodward-Granger High School graduating class and is the daughter of Don and Susanne David of Granger.

She is the third eldest of six children. Her eldest sister, Savannah David, is a junior at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and her second-eldest sister, Sophia David, is a Yuk (sophomore) at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Chloe David will report to Colorado Springs for boot camp and in-processing at the end of June.

David was nominated for an appointment by her Congressional representatives, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Axne, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley and U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst.

The process toward earning a nomination/appointment is a multi-step and parallel application process. Several components — class standing, grade-point average, SAT/ACT scores, physical fitness test, medical review, interview with an Academy liaison officer and gathering recommendations — are taken into consideration in order to qualify for admission.

Established in 1954, the U.S. Air Force Academy is a coeducational, public, liberal arts college, offering students a strong background in military training and leadership experience that prepares them to become officers. Students graduate with a rank of second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.


  1. A choral group I was part of was invited to the Air Force Academy, and our interdenominational group sang two songs for a Mass said at the Academy Chapel. According to the priest officiating and others in the know, ours was the first ever choir to receive an applause during a religious service at the chapel. A former member of our group was in his second year as a cadet and was instrumental in arranging our visit. This was back in June 1973. They arranged a tour for the 50 of us as well as a wonderful lunch free of charge at a visitors cafeteria. The facilities at the Air Force Academy are magnificent. This was before the F15 Eagle was in service. We were shown a full-size model of the fighter on the Academy grounds. Kudos for the young lady here as well as her siblings. This seems to be a family tradition and 100% voluntary. I have no problem with this, and I’m actually quite happy about it all. My only complaint is about the thousands of low-income young people who now have no chance for a secondary education until and unless they enlist. When I was a young man, there were ample opportunities for lower- and middle-class kids to get a college education. Not so now. What I hate is military service being virtually the only path to a higher education for the lower classes these days. Still, I’m quite glad for the young lady.


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