Welcome to the 217th Training Squadron

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  • Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

217th CommanderWelcome to the 217th Training Squadron (217 TRS)
Lt Col Sharon L. Harris


Our team provides world class training that includes both flight room and field activities designed to produce leaders who are committed to the Air Force Core Values and are equipped to lead and ready to win! This will be a demanding but rewarding assignment. There are a few things to be aware of as you prepare to in process.  First, Officer Training School (OTS) falls under the Holm Center and AU.  As a result, our orderly room is located at the Holm Center in building 836 located at 551 East Maxwell Boulevard and NOT on the OTS complex.  In addition, we receive TMO and Finance support through the 42d ABW located in building 804. Coordinate with your sponsor to check-in at the OTS complex first and then you can proceed with in-processing.

New instructors can expect to receive three months of training once in-processing is complete in order to become a certified instructor.  This training is comprised of the Academic Instructor Course (AIC), Instructor Qualification Training (IQT), and Mission Qualification Training (MQT).  Additionally you may receive training as an Air Force combative instructor and a high ropes facilitator.

Please see the following links for further assistance:

  • The Maxwell AFB website is a great resource for familiarizing yourself with the base.
  • The Right Start website is specifically designed for new arrivals.

Welcome to the 217th Team!


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