I don't know much about specific schools in the USA, but you seem to be doing your research and know what you want to do. I'm guessing that you want to be an environment artist, or some other general artist role. So just keep on doing your research and ensure that you get a balence of traditional art techniques in addition to 3D animation or whatever game-specific art you are interested in.
What was your role while you were in the air force? Have you considered being a technical artist?