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  • 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: ‘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
  • Excellence In All We Do: Staff Sgt. Danielle Hawk

    Staff Sgt. Danielle Hawk is the noncommissioned officer in charge, executive assistant for the
  • 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
  • Maxwell hosts COT-restructuring discussions

    Approximately 30 personnel representing 20 organizations, ranging from the Air Force Surgeon
  • 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
  • Air University bolsters officer training

    Officer Training School cadets are now starting their curriculum before stepping onto Maxwell Air
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