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  • VCSAF speaks with OTS staff, instructors

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, speaks with Officer Training School instructors about the Officer Instructor and Recruiter Special Duty program May 18, 2019, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Benefits officers can expect to receive while, and after, participating in the special duty positions include
  • Air Force OTS graduates largest class in school history

    Air University’s Air Force Officer Training School graduated its largest class ever as more than 340 new officers tossed their hats into the air March 15, 2019, celebrating their completion of the program. The increased size of the class was a result of a paradigm shift the schoolhouse implemented at the beginning of 2018, pivoting away from separate programs for line and non-line officers and conducting merged classes.
  • 42nd MDG Airmen assist OTS inprocess new trainees

    Officer Training School begins in processing their newest trainees with a blood draw Jan. 9, 2019, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. 42nd Medical Group Airmen temporarily stepped away from their primary duties to assist OTS with getting their first classes of the year integrated into the program. In order to ensure all of the new trainees are in
  • OTS restructures program to increase quality, quantity of officers

    The Air Force’s Officer Training School is changing the paradigm for building officers, pivoting away from separate programs for line and non-line officers and conducting merged classes beginning in January 2019.
  • Cadet finds challenges, path to leadership at OTS

    Cadet Jacob Turner decided to attend Officer Training School because he wanted to become a part of something much bigger than himself. A recent Clemson University graduate with no military experience, Turner said completing the challenging and rewarding leadership school is the first step toward his aspirations of being an aviator in the U.S. Air Force.
  • Guardsman Caught Off-Guard: OTS experience becomes a pleasant surprise

    With thousands of Cadets graduating Officer Training School every year, it’s inevitable that experiences will vary drastically from one person to the next. Cadet Eric Keller from New Paltz, NY has a unique perspective of one of the Air Force’s main officer training programs. Keller, a member of the Air National Guard for nearly nine years, acted as a guardsman as well as an active duty service member. His experience as a prior service member prepared him for the rudimentary facets of Total Force Officer Training (TFOT), namely dorm maintenance, marching, customs and courtesies, and dress and appearance. These aspects, tedious as they may sometimes seem, have their utilities in instilling discipline, attention to detail, and situational awareness in the Cadets who graduate from the program.
  • 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.
  • OTS flight commander positions open to reservists

    The Air Force has opportunities for air reserve component members to tap into the Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program in the Officer Training School at Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
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