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Junior ROTC cadets off and flying in Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program
The inaugural class of Air Force Junior ROTC cadets participating in the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program this summer are off and flying, many already hitting their solo milestone.
Air Force celebrates three-peat win at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership and Academic Bowl
The Air Force took top honors for the third year in a row at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership and Academic Bowl in Washington, D.C., June 23-25. The Air Force Junior ROTC team from Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, battled it out to take home the trophy for a third time.
Aviation pioneers encourage innovation, resiliency during annual Gathering of Eagles
Air University’s Air Command and Staff College welcomed 10 distinguished visitors who have made significant contributions in aerospace history to visit the school May 29-31, for the 37th annual Gathering of Eagles event here. The event, now serving as a capstone for the ACSC curriculum, invited these prominent speakers to share their stories of courage, perseverance and innovation with the officers and civilians attending the school in an effort to inspire today’s military leaders to achieve greatness in support of their country.
Air Force Cyber Strategy Conference sparks innovative ideas for cyber warfare
Air University’s Cyber College hosted the 2018 Air Force Cyber Strategy Conference, May 22-23, here. The event welcomed cyber experts from around the nation to discuss the importance of innovating cyber strategy within the Air Force.
Air University releases summer’s ‘Strategic Studies Quarterly’
Air University Press announces the release of the summer 2018 edition of “Strategic Studies Quarterly,” an Air Force-sponsored strategic forum on national and international security. Lieutenant Col. Garry Floyd Jr. from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence wrote the feature article: Attribution and Operational Art: Implications for Competing in Time. It creates a model for cyber attribution, analyzing the risks and opportunities of an attribution advantage.
AFCLC professor hopes to return ‘good luck flag’
Fitted in a frame for preservation, Jessica Jordan is both haunted and intrigued by the tattered Japanese war flag in her office. The worn national flag covered in personal handwritten messages dates to World War II. The flags are known in Japan as a “hinomaru yosegaki” and in English as “good luck flags.” “They are known as ‘good luck flags’ because they were signed by friends and family and carried by Japanese WWII soldiers and sailors into battle,” said Jordan, assistant professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Asia) at the Air Force Culture and Language Center here. “This one appears to be stained by sweat and blood.”
OTS revamps program creating more efficient, effective training environment
Over the past year Air University’s Officer Training School has been revamping program in order to provide a more efficient and effective training experience for its cadets. One of the major changes the school has made has been the implementation of pre-requisite courses designed to cover topics, which otherwise would be done during a mass-lecture when the cadets arrive.
From Africa to America: Perseverance paves the way for a future officer
There are many ways to distinguish yourself from a group of people. Maybe you’re the smartest, most athletic or funniest person in a group. Maybe you have a different background or speak a different language. If you’re Gabirele McStanislav-Cudjoe, a cadet in Air Force Officer Training School, you’re from a different country, your first spoken language isn’t English and you came from a different branch of the U.S. military. Of all the differences between McStanislav-Cudjoe and his fellow cadets, however, the one thing that truly makes him stand out is his heart.
Air Force Junior ROTC teams ‘stellar’ at competition
Teams of young students from across the U.S. competed in a national-level high school space challenge competition here April 18-20 as a way of inspiring students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education careers.
Air Force soars during 2018 National High School Drill Team Championships
The nation’s top Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida, May 4-6, for the 2018 National High School Drill Team Championships. The high school students showcased their skills in both armed and unarmed categories in front of judges and military training instructors from all branches of the military during the three day event.