Hi, I was wondering if anybody can help me answer a few questions. I spent about 22 months at the Air Force Academy before I had to leave for family reasons. I need to know if I am eligible for any type of Veteran Benefits such as GI Bill, government job preference, insurance, etc. I also need to know if I should be classifying myself as a Veteran on job applications and other paperwork. I don't want to do it unless I know for sure. My DD 214 classified me as active duty during that time, but as you all know it is just training at the Academies. I have looked all over on the internet and cannot find anything that talks about Service Academy Cadets / Midshipmen. Any information would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!