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  • OTS commissions first Space Force officers

    Air University’s Officer Training School commissioned its first two U.S. Space Force officers Oct. 16, 2020, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.The OTS mission has historically been to properly educate and train Air Force officers to be prepared for the field, that mission has now been expanded to accommodate space professionals as well.Second
  • Air Force ROTC opens summer field training despite COVID-19 pandemic

    Air University is hosting more than 1,100 Air Force ROTC cadets from universities around the country this summer for their required field training despite the coronavirus pandemic.That number is less than half the number of cadets that would normally show up for field training in a non-pandemic year, and it reflects the aggressive COVID-19
  • Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, former OTS commander visits campus

    Matthew Donovan, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, addresses officer trainees at Officer Training School during his visit to Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, June 3, 2020. While here, Donovan toured the OTS facilities, observed officer trainees taking part in expeditionary skills training and was briefed on the
  • Air University’s Holm Center welcomes new commander

    The former senior military assistant to the secretary of the Air Force took command of the service’s largest officer accessioning center during a change of command ceremony, May 21, 2020, on Maxwell.Brigadier Gen. Leslie Maher took charge of Air University’s Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development from Brig. Gen.
  • OTS conducts COVID-19 testing during in-processing

    Officer Training School conducts COVID-19 testing May 19, 2020, during in-processing of class 20-06. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trey Ward)
  • Air University invests in technology to mitigate airborne pathogens at OTS

    Air University has added to its investment of a multilayered preventative health strategy at Officer Training School to allow it to safely continue its mission of producing Air Force officers while in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.The strategy for the current class included prescreening the 305 officer trainees before and after they arrived
  • Officer Training School has plan in place to minimize COVID-19, maximize safety

    The Officer Training School at Air University will execute an aggressive plan at the start of its next class March 31, 2020, to help mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of staff, incoming officer trainees and the community.
  • Base Services Reductions and Closures

    Updated service reduction & closure list for Maxwell AFB and Maxwell-Gunter Annex
  • Officer Training School suspends public attendance for upcoming graduation

    Air University’s Officer Training School has suspended guest presence at the awards ceremony and graduation parade this week out of caution to minimize potential spread of COVID-19. The Department of Defense and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend implementing social distancing measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and minimizing large gatherings.
  • Airmen trade blue stripes for gold bars, silver wings

    Few things tell an Airman it’s time for a fresh uniform quite like swapping enlisted stripes for second lieutenant’s rank. For a pair of former airmen first class, now second lieutenants, their gold bars come with silver pilots’ wings.
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