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  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Air University’s “Godzilla” class graduates OTS

    Air University’s Officer Training School class 19-07 has run its course, boosting the number of Air Force commissioned officers by 651 after the graduation parade Sept. 27, 2019, in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Record Breaking OTS "Godzilla Class" complete Pennant evaluation

    An Officer Training School trainee affixes his flight’s newly earned pennant onto their guide-on, Aug. 9, 2019, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The OTS Pennant evaluation examines the ability of the officer trainees to perform both stationary and transitionary drill movements. The evaluation is administered 10 days after their arrival to OTS
  • OTS prepares for the arrival of “Godzilla” class

    This past March, Air University’s Officer Training School celebrated the graduation of its largest class in school history: 340 officer trainees. Just a few months later, though, the radar is reading a class more than twice that size.What is being dubbed the “Godzilla” class, OTS Class 19-07 will push the school to its maximum capacity by tipping
  • 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.
  • VCSAF speaks with OTS staff, instructors

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, speaks with Officer Training School instructors about the Officer Instructor and Recruiter Special Duty program April 18, 2019, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Benefits officers can expect to receive while, and after, participating in the special duty positions include
  • 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.
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