It’s important that students serving in Air Force ROTC also serve those around them who could use a helping hand. Air Force ROTC students actively contribute to their local community through volunteer work addressing social, educational and environmental concerns. Not only can this help build character, but it can also build positive relationships beyond the Air Force ROTC experience.
Arnold Air Society
Arnold Air Society (AAS) is a national, professional, honorary service organization of selected Air Force ROTC cadets from over 140 of the nation's colleges and universities, including the Air Force Academy. AAS is a private, nonprofit group with approximately 3000 members.
AAS community projects include:
- Serving the disadvantaged
- Fostering environmental awareness
- Promoting awareness of the plight of Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action.
Service projects range from joint national projects to local community or campus service projects.
It seems like a sports activity is always brewing in Air Force ROTC. From pick-up games to formal intramural sports like flag football, basketball, volleyball, running and softball, you are likely to find the activity that interests you. Many Air Force ROTC detachments field sports teams that compete in university intramurals, as well as competing against local Army ROTC and Navy ROTC teams.
This detachment extracurricular team is designed to train you in precision drill and ceremonies with arms. You will learn all aspects of drill and ceremonies, customs and courtesies and military professionalism. Many of these teams travel to local and regional competitions against other universities.
Color Guard is an extracurricular Air Force ROTC team responsible for presenting the flag in a variety of settings. The members of Color Guard practice drill and ceremonies, proper wearing of the military uniform, as well as the proper ways to show respect to our nation's flag.
Typical Color Guard functions:
- Football games
- Volleyball and soccer matches
- Eagle Scout Courts of Honor
- Memorial services
Furthermore, Color Guards often present the colors at events like the World Series, televised college football/basketball games and other professional sporting venues.
Get a taste of time-honored military traditions with functions such as military parades, drill, ceremonies and military balls.
Dining In – CadetsCadetsMembers of the student population of AFROTC and cadrecadreMembers of the AFROTC faculty population. participate in a military-only banquet, complete with requisite customs and courtesies (uniform is semiformal dress or mess dress). You will hear a distinguished guest speaker and experience unique military traditions.
Dining Out – Cadets and cadre, with spouses and guests, attend a formal banquet with many of the same customs and courtesies as dining in. It is a time to honor cadet accomplishments during the year and hear a fascinating guest speaker in an enjoyable black-tie setting.
Warrior Dining In – A less formal and more fun version of the Dining-In. You will wear the Airman Battle Uniform with camouflage face paint. Unlike dining out, a Warrior dining in usually does not have guest speakers. A variation of this, the Combat dining in, can involve water gun battles and trips to the infamous grog bowl.
Balls – Military balls are a great combination of military tradition and fun. You and your date come in formal military dress. Military balls usually include meals, distinguished speakers and music.
Social Activities – You will work hard. But you will also play hard. From football tailgates before the big game to skit nights or just hanging around with your friends, there are plenty of opportunities to meet new people and develop lifelong friendships. Not to mention, you can still be fully involved in other university social clubs, organizations and activities.
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