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  • 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.
  • Air Force ROTC commissions Navajo Nation member

    One of the Air Force’s newest members to its officer corps is continuing the Navajo Nation’s proud heritage of military service.  Arizona native and Navajo Nation member Jonathan Witherspoon commissioned as a second lieutenant from Air Force ROTC Detachment 027 at Northern Arizona University, March 30, 2018.“2nd Lt. Witherspoon is the first member
  • OTS: ‘The assignment I never knew I needed’

    Sometimes there are things in life that happen to you that are so unexpected that you fail to comprehend their inherent value. Such was the case for me in my assignment to Officer Training School.     OTS was an assignment that I was not expecting and had entirely no interest in; however, since arriving at Maxwell more than two years ago, this duty
  • Excellence In All We Do: Staff Sgt. Danielle Hawk

    Staff Sgt. Danielle Hawk is the noncommissioned officer in charge, executive assistant for the commandant of the Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Before taking on that position she was the NCOIC of separations. In this role, she processed over 330 OTS students through the first DD214 self-service digital separations
  • Best of the Best: MIT cadet selected as Air Force ROTC Cadet of the Year

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology ROTC Cadet Col. Nicholas James was honored recently as Air Force ROTC’s Cadet of the Year. The award was presented to James by Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, General Stephen Wilson during ceremonies at the Pentagon on Feb. 23.
  • Maxwell Air Force Base

    Maxwell Air Force Base, officially known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, occupies the site of the first Wright brothers’ civilian flying school. It was named Maxwell Field in 1922 in honor of Second Lieutenant William C. Maxwell, a native of Atmore, Ala., who died in the Philippines in 1920 while attempting to land his DH-4 in a sugarcane field to avoid a group of children playing below.
  • Lt. Gen. Cotton assumes command of Air University

    Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton assumed command of Air University in a ceremony here officiated by Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, Feb.15. Upon taking command of AU, Cotton also became its third president and is now responsible for Air Force professional military education and professional continuing education.
  • AU, OTS honors former Air Force Surgeon General as a Distinguished Alumni

    The Air University’s and Officer Training School inducted one of their own into the OTS Distinguished Alumni, today. Air University and Officer Training School only induct honorees once a year. Retired Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Bruce Green was honored as the 2017 AU OTS Distinguished Alumni for his notable accomplishments during his time in service. Green
  • Maxwell hosts COT-restructuring discussions

    Approximately 30 personnel representing 20 organizations, ranging from the Air Force Surgeon General's office and the Air Force Personnel Center to Commissioned Officer Training (COT) instructors, met here for a three-day summit Jan. 31 - Feb. 2.    The event allowed for this diverse group of officer training personnel and leaders to discuss a
  • An OTS MTI: Shaping our Air Force 100 cadets at a time

    “Hurry up!” These are the greeting words for the newest Officer Training School cadets. The cadets quickly move up the side walk toward a group of Military Training Instructors, whose mission is to shape them into Air Force leaders. For the new cadets, this day will be remembered as their first day in their new careers, however, for their

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