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  • AFROTC, AFPC host virtual career fair, a first of its kind

    Headquarters AFROTC and the Air Force Personnel Center, a field operating agency responsible for managing personnel and policies throughout the service, hosted the first ROTC-wide virtual career fairs on Dec. 2 with one also scheduled for Dec. 4. The event aims to help cadets learn more about each career field as they decide which professional goals to pursue.
  • CSAF delivers keynote address at Air Force ROTC Symposium

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., spoke with Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps leadership and detachment commanders Nov. 3 at the annual AFROTC symposium here.
  • Air Force opens new enlisted special duty opportunity assignments at AFROTC detachments

    Air Force Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) will have the opportunity to directly influence the development of future officers with the release of a new Special Duty.
  • Airman and astronaut: Bluford receives 2021 AFROTC Distinguished Alumnus Award

    Retired Col. Guion “Guy” Bluford Jr. received the 2021 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Distinguished Alumnus Award during a ceremony at Penn State on Oct. 6, 2021. Bluford studied at Penn State from 1960 to 1964, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. A distinguished graduate, he earned his commission through the university’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 720 program.
  • Air University Office of Sponsored Programs: One-stop shop for collaboration, coordination

    Air University’s new Office of Sponsored Programs is the one-stop entry point for off-campus stakeholders seeking academic research and expertise and for on-campus academics seeking help finding the best audiences for their research.
  • AFROTC Field Training LRC compels cadets to lead, follow or get out of the way

    A critical element of the Air Force ROTC Field Training encampment curriculum is the Leadership Reaction Course. The LRC is a series of obstacles that challenge cadets’ leadership and followership skills, problem-solving acumen and physical abilities.
  • Air University commander experiences AFROTC Field Training

    Lt. Gen. James Hecker, commander and president of Air University, visited Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Mississippi, July 13 to observe the training and evaluation of cadets at Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Field Training 2021. Though the training usually takes place at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, a combination of factors including impacts to the 2020 training cycle from COVID-19 led to the decision to move the encampment to Camp Shelby. Hecker was accompanied by commanders and stakeholders in the training enterprise.
  • Holm Center’s ‘Purple’ summer project

    As a former “foreign kid” in Brazil’s National War College, I was challenged with learning and operating in a language not of my own. I experienced the very real fear that my intellect would be surmised from my inability to smoothly converse, convince and direct others in Portuguese. These are the same challenges many of our Air Force ROTC cadets experience when English is their second language.
  • Maxwell Air Force Base host the Puerto Rico Project Language

    Maxwell AFB hosts cadets from Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Project Language began May 28, 2021.
  • Air Force ROTC takes over Camp Shelby for field training

    Air Force ROTC will train and evaluate nearly 3,500 ROTC cadets, or 1.5 times the traditional number, during an “extraordinary” version of field training this summer at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Mississippi, from May through July.