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  • Air Force announces cancellation of 20OT03 OTS selection board

    The upcoming 20OT03 Officer Training School selection board scheduled for September 14-18 has been canceled.
  • Air University invests in technology to mitigate airborne pathogens at OTS

    The strategy for the current Officer Training School class included prescreening the 305 officer trainees before and after they arrived for class at the end of March, strict adherence to physical distancing, frequent sanitizing of contact surfaces, coordinated student movement and implementation of other Department of Defense and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public health measures to mitigate transmission of the disease.
  • AETC issues official COVID-19 mission essential training determination, authorizes travel

    Per the memorandum, Webb stated AETC will continue to: "recruit and access Airmen; train candidates and enlistees in Officer Training School, ROTC and basic military training; develop Airmen in technical and flying training; and deliver advanced academic education such as the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College."
  • Air Force BMT, technical and flying training mission essential, to continue with mitigation

    Air Force basic military training, technical training and flying training has been deemed mission essential and will continue operations with mitigation, Air Education and Training Command announced March 17, 2020.
  • Air Force announces specific specialties for 20OT03 OTS selection board

    Packages for the first civilian/military combined non-rated line officer board will be due May 1.
  • Air Force Total Force Recruiting hosts Rated Diversity Improvement event at Maxwell AFB

    Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1 hosted an event, Nov. 15, focused on youth engagement, community outreach, professional development and networking to encourage diversity among new Air Force pilots.
  • OTS beta courses test accelerated commissioning program for SNCOs

    Beta tests for the Officer Training School-Accelerated Commissioning Program, scheduled to run in August and November of this year, will each last 14 days, compared to the current program which lasts 40 training days.
  • OTS prepares for arrival of “Godzilla” class

    What is being dubbed the “Godzilla” class, OTS Class 19-07 will push the school to its maximum capacity by tipping the scales with the expected arrival of 800 officer trainees in mid-July.
  • Air University Fellows Program offers two-year developmental opportunity for officers as students, faculty

    Under the program, high-performing officers earn the opportunity to serve as faculty members before entering or after completing in-resident Air Command and Staff College.
  • OTS beta courses aim to test shortened commissioning program for SNCOs

    Air Education and Training Command officials are reimagining how Airmen are developed and are announcing two beta course tests that would shorten the officer commissioning program for senior noncommissioned officers, April 30.
  • OTS restructures program to increase quality, quantity of officers

    The Air Force’s Officer Training School is changing the paradigm for building officers, pivoting away from separate programs for line and non-line officers and conducting merged classes beginning in January 2019.
  • OTS revamps program creating more efficient, effective training environment

    Over the past year, Air University’s Officer Training School has been revamping its 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.
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
  • 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 comprehend their inherent value. Such was the case for me in my assignment to Officer Training School.
  • Air Force offers several paths from stripes to bars

    Our military offers many opportunities for military members to receive world class training that prepares them for a future in the military with skills and educational benefits that also prepare them for the civilian workforce. We ensure service members have the expertise and skills they need to overcome evolving security challenges. Professional development is at the forefront of building military leaders. For those who are in pursuit of higher education, commissioning programs are one of the ways future Airmen can begin their career as a company-grade officer within the military ranks.
  • Airman wins on and off the court

    The Airman’s Creed is a promise to the United States and a rallying cry for Airmen to remain the world’s greatest Air Force. The words, “My mission is to fly, fight and win,” hold true for 20th Air Force’s Tech. Sgt. Corey Rucker, a world champion who embodies the creed both professionally and personally.
  • Eglin Airman selected by Welsh for unique commissioning program

    An Airman’s cell phone rings, but he doesn’t answer because for him personal calls can wait until after work. It rings again; he lets it go to voicemail. On the third call he finally answers and is shocked to discover Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on the line. During the call, Senior Airman Markese Buckholtz learned he would become an officer through the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program.
  • Air Force announces OTS non-rated selection board 16OT01 results

    A total of 379 men and women from across America have earned an opportunity to become Air Force leaders following their selection for an officer's commission, officials announced today.
  • Campaign behind the hat

    During a push to gain military training instructors, then Staff Sgt. Chi Yi found himself donning the under-the-brim stare that welcomed him to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, years before. The former vehicle operations specialist accepted the challenge of molding future Airmen, an ambition of his since joining the Air Force.
  • Air Force announces OTS rated selection board results

    A total of 189 men and women from across America were selected for an officer's commission, officials announced Sept. 28.
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