World Class Athlete Program (WCAP)

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A1C Kelly Curtis at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Bejing

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop Department of Air Force athletes and prepare them to successfully qualify for Team USA and compete on the world stage at the Olympic Games.

Our Vision

Our vision for relocating the management offices to Colorado Springs allows us to integrate the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) and Department of the Air Force Shooting program management with the International Governing Bodies, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the US Air Force Academy (USAFA).  This move is designed to improve service and program recognition, improve athlete performance, cultivate professional skills and build resiliency as military service members.  Additionally, these programs strive to be marquee public relations and recruiting programs for the Department of the Air Force.

Maj. Chris Walsh & SSgt. Beach

Our Story

The Air Force World Class Athlete Program, known as WCAP is designed to allow elite athletes the opportunity to train and compete in national events to make the Olympics. Read our story

2024 WCAP Olympic Hopefuls

World Class Athlete Program " Road to the 2024 Paris Oympics"

Paris  I France I 2024
26 July – 11 August


Modern Pentathlon:

  • Maj Phaelen French and A1C Tyler Evans competed at the 2023 USA Pentathlon Multisport (USAPM) World Cup Qualifier in Atlanta, GA from 14-15 January
  • Mid competition, Maj French was ranked 5th and A1C Evans was ranked 7th overall
  • During the finals, Maj French overtook the 2nd place competitor for a 2nd place overall win
  • Equally competitive, A1C Evans surged to the lead in the final lap securing a 1st place finish out of 14 male athletes
  • Both members qualified to represent the USA Pentathlon team at the World Cup competition
  • For information on USAPM, please visit the website and navigate to USAPM World Cup Qualifier Atlanta, GA

Maj. Phaelen French

                  A1 C Tyler Evans


  • SrA Michael Mannozzi competed at the USA Track & Field (USATF) 35 km Race Walk Championships on 15 January in Santee, CA
  • SrA Mannozzi finished with a time of 3:18:42 and an 8th place finish
  • His finish time qualifies him for the Olympic Trials, occurring early 2024
  • SrA Mannozzi will continue to compete and train to be competitive for making the Olympic team
  • For information on the event, please click here

SrA Michael Mannozzi

Featured Programs, News Stories

Air Force Varsity and Intramurals

Air Force and Space Force service members who are interested in competing at the Armed Forces Championships or as part of the U.S. Armed Forces Teams need to apply here.  This program is open to active-duty, reservists, or Air National Guard on active duty orders. If you have any question, please email the All -Air […]
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The Air Force World Class Athlete Program is open to Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve Air Force Personnel who rank the highest in their sports. Only the best are selected to train with the best for a spot on the USA Olympic team.Do you have what it takes, or want to find out more […]
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Air Force Training Camps

From basketball to wresting, the Air Force offers the opportunity for athletes to compete for a position on our All-Air Force Sports teams. Once selected, the All-Air Force Sports teams compete against the Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. The Athletes with the best play can earn a position on the National’s or CISM team. […]
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FSS Gift Cards

Give the gift of fun – the right size for any occasion! It’s easy to purchase a FSS gift card for family & friends for special occasions, the holidays or for everyday use while on base. Load or use your gift card at your on-base: Bowling Clubs Golf Outdoor Recreation Arts & Crafts Information Tickets […]
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Discover new places at affordable prices

Visit your nearest  Air Force Information Tickets Travel and (ITT) offices for sizzling hot deals on Airfare, Car Rentals, Discounted Tickets, and Cruises.  Many on-base Information Tickets and Travel offices have full-service travel agents to help you set up your travels. If you are opting for a staycation, your ITT office can help with discounts […]
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WCAP Features A1C Kelly Curtis

Air Force Athlete Flies Down a Tube of Ice Imagine sliding down a mountain in a tube of ice. On your stomach. Face first. At about 80 miles an hour. And being among the best in the world doing this adrenaline-filled sport. Enter the world of Airman 1st Class Kelly Curtis, a member of Team […]
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is WCAP?

The Air Force World Class Athlete Program, known as WCAP, is designed to allow elite athletes the opportunity to train and compete in national events to make the Olympics. For the duration of the time the member is in WCAP, they sole focus is to train and stay ready to compete in their respective sport.

How do I become a part of WCAP?

Contact DAF Sport 
Or contact
Mr. Dale Filsell
World Class Athlete Program Manager

What are the requirements to enter the program?
What is the application process?
How do I contact WCAP?

Email WCAP

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How do I contact Air Force Sports?

Email Air Force Sports

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