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  • 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 puts the ‘E’ in AETC

    Air Training Command was the eventual product of the Air Corps Flying Training Command established by the War Department in the midst of the Second World War nearly 80 years ago on Jan. 23, 1942. It took several name and mission changes over the next few years before the department settled on the name Air Training Command in 1946.
  • Air Force Junior JROTC advances new Career Technical Education pathway for services’ counterparts

    MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala -- Air Force Junior ROTC cadets along with JROTC cadets from the other services now have a new Career Technical Education pathway at high schools across the nation and many countries and U.S. territories around the world, effective Sept. 1, 2021.
  • New AFJROTC director takes helm of worldwide student citizenship program

    Col. McGonigal is the leader of one of the largest, wide-reaching and most diverse organizations in the entire Department of Defense. Air Force JROTC encompasses approximately 125,000 eighth grade and high school students with roughly 1,900 retired officer and senior non-commissioned officer instructors at about 880 high schools in the United States, Europe, Asia and Puerto Rico.
  • San Diego high school unit wins Junior ROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl

    The Air Force Junior ROTC unit at Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, Calif., took home the honor of being the 2021 joint service academic champions at the Junior ROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl, July 22, 2021, Washington, D.C.
  • 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.
  • Campus Dining System (CDS) set to arrive at Maxwell Air Force Base 1 Aug 21

    The Air Force continues to deliver innovative and desirable customer programs testing an already popular program, Air Force Campus Dining System (CDS) at traditional legacy Food & Beverage operations.  The Air Force Services Center (AFSVC) has collaborated with the 42 FSS team at Maxwell/Gunter, AL to continue to expand and test customer acceptability and desires at participating Force Support (FSS) activities.
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