The application window for the scholarship is open from 1 June through 1 December of your senior year of high school. High School Scholarship Recipient cadets have until the start of their sophomore year to withdraw from ROTC without having to either pay back their scholarship or enlist in the Air Force. Non-scholarship cadets will not incur a service commitment until they return from Field Training which typically occurs during the summer after sophomore year and sign a service contract pledging to successfully complete the program and commission on time. Cadets will incur a service commitment of four years time is greater for select career fields such as pilot after they commission. However, keep in mind that nearly all cadets participate in three or four year programs and shorter durations are dependent on the current needs of the Air Force.
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The application window for the scholarship is open from 1 June through 1 December of your senior year of high school. High School Scholarship Recipient cadets have until the start of their sophomore year to withdraw from ROTC without having to either pay back their scholarship or enlist in the Air Force.
Non-scholarship cadets will not incur a service commitment until they return from Field Training which typically occurs during the summer after sophomore year and sign a service contract pledging to successfully complete the program and commission on time. Cadets will incur a service commitment of four years time is greater for select career fields such as pilot after they commission.
However, keep in mind that nearly all cadets participate in three or four year programs and shorter durations are dependent on the current needs of the Air Force. Each detachment has a staff, called a "cadre," comprised of active-duty officers and non-commissioned officers.
The cadre team — typically the active-duty officers — are responsible for instructing the Aerospace Studies courses, supervising training, and counseling each cadet as they progress through the program. Boot camp or basic military training BMT is for Airmen who choose to enlist. Sophomore cadets will compete on a national level to earn an enrollment allocation EA to attend FT.
During this time, cadets are evaluated on their leadership and communication skills, professional qualities officership , judgment and critical-thinking skills, and resiliency. Cadets also receive unique training such as marksmanship, combatives, convoys, small unit tactics, land navigation etc.
All cadets participate in a minimum of two hours of physical training PT each week. PT workouts vary greatly, but typically encompass running, calisthenics push-ups, sit-ups, lunges, etc. Each semester, cadets will take the Air Force Physical Fitness Assessment PFA , which consists of one minute of push-ups, one minute of sit-ups, and a 1.
It is highly encouraged that you work out during your free time as well. Cadets will wear PT uniforms to each physical training session. Additionally, on training days Tuesdays and Thursdays at Detachment , the entire cadet wing wears their uniforms on campus.
The proper uniform to wear, such as blues or the airman battle uniform ABU , is standardized by the cadet wing leadership. This allows cadets an opportunity to practice proper uniform wear and customs and courtesies in a practical way.
If you have a lab or an art class, then you are able to change out of your uniform before the class and change back into it at the conclusion of the class. Also if you are going off campus you are not required to wear your uniform, but once you return to campus if it is still within the business hours, you need to change back into your uniform of the day UOD.
All AFROTC training is conducted in a professional manner in accordance with Air Force training regulations which ensures that all cadets receive professional, quality, and effective training that is beneficial to their development as a leader and officer.
Cadets are challenged to become innovative leaders who take initiative and think independently. While cadets may be placed in stressful situations, they are never put in circumstances that compromise their safety or well-being.
Every Second Lieutenant will be sent to their first duty station and begin working in his or her career field within one year of commissioning.
Cadets, like civilian students, have the opportunity to choose living arrangements conducive to their lifestyle and preferences. Training at Detachment takes place at various places on campus. Doing so provides additional opportunities for learning and leadership and helps cadets become more well-rounded.
Ultimately, we cannot commission you as a 2nd Lieutenant if you do not earn a bachelor's degree. Cadets who are student athletes should talk to their cadre to find ways to accommodate their training and competition schedule. Again, academics is the priority for cadets, and student athletes should be able to balance the demands of their coursework, sport, and AFROTC.
There are many ways to become involved in the detachment outside of mandatory training. The U. Space Force is still in the process of being stood up and will begin accepting direct commissions beginning Spring In the meantime, cadets will commission into Air Force space units and transfer over at a later date.
Once the Space Force begins to accept direct commissions, the path to pursuing a career as an officer in the Space Force involves enrolling in AFROTC and competing for an assignment in the Space Force during your junior year. If I do receive a scholarship, what are the different types? A Type 7 scholarship may be converted to a 3-year Type 2 scholarship if the student wishes to attend an out of state or private school.
Do cadets experience hazing? Will I have time to join campus organizations such as clubs, Greek life, intramurals, and student government?
How do I join the U. Space Force in particular? Still have a question?
Uniforms of the United States Air Force
Male Requirements. Female Requirements. The hair must be neat, clean, and well groomed in appearance. The hair above the ears and at the nape of the neck must be tapered.
This webpage is a one-stop reference to help answer questions regarding proper wear of approved Air Force uniform items, insignias, awards and decorations, etc. It also provides the latest updates and changes to policy from Air Force senior leadership and the Uniform Board. For local guidance, Airmen are encouraged to consult their immediate chain of command for clarification on standards and policies. Airmen should also note that any dress and appearance standards not listed as explicitly authorized in AFI , or subsequent guidance updates, are unauthorized. Higher headquarters and unit patches will be mandatory on April 1, , or when color conversion to spice brown is completed, whichever is soonest.