hi everyone! i´m new in this forum and i have a big question. first something to me: - i am from germany and because of that a non citizen. - in 2012 i will hopefully pass my gymnasium graduation - that´s compareable to the us college graduation, i think. (13 years of school) - now i´m 18 years old and i so much want to join the usaf academy!! - i don´t know what skills i need to join the usafa... but in the german military i would easily become allowed to join the air force becuase of my qualifications - after i finished school, i would like to join the german "grundwehrdienst" -> compareable to basic training (6 months you have to pledge by joining it and you can almost go to 2 years voluntarily), with that i want to finance my flight to the usa and the whole other stuff. why i want to join the usafa?? - because i so much want to go and maybe live in the usa - because i´d like to study there and to form me - and of course because of the dream of flying and becuase i like the us military. questions: - is it possible at all to join as a german the usafa? if not so, how can i as quickly as possible get the us citizenship? -> i read that if you join the military and do the basic traning you can get your us citizenship in a few months, and if you join the academy you have to do basic training so this problem would be checked, wouldn´t it? - what is the age limit for joining the academy? - what other costs do i have to consider beside the flight cost? - are there any other things that i have to consider or i do have to know? thanks for answeres.