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  • Record Breaking OTS "Godzilla Class" complete Pennant evaluation

    An Officer Training School trainee affixes his flight’s newly earned pennant onto their guide-on,
  • OTS prepares for the arrival of “Godzilla” class

    This past March, Air University’s Officer Training School celebrated the graduation of its largest
  • A New Home for One of the Brave

    In the early 2000s, escalating tensions in Iraq caused severe damage to the region. Many Iraqi citizens fled the country’s borders, fearing for their lives under Saddam Hussein’s rule. It’s doubtful too many had hopes of one day becoming an American, and even fewer, an American Airman.
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • Brig. Gen. Niemi takes command of the Holm Center

    Brigadier General Christopher J. Niemi took command of the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development in a ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, commander and president of Air University, August 23 at the Maxwell Club on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. As head of the Air Force’s largest officer accessioning source, Niemi leads more than 3,200 Airmen and is responsible for the training and development of 163,000 cadets at 2,140 global locations.
  • 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.
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9/6/2019
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9/6/2019
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9/6/2019
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