Air Force ROTC News

Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Meets VMI Cadets at Ceremonial Dinner

On Friday, Feb. 16, the Be Everything You Are Stars and Stripes ceremonial dinner took place in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Detachment 880 prepares for Field Training

Detachment 880 prepares for Field Training

Thirty Det 880 3rd Class cadets prepare for their upcoming summer at Maxwell Air Force Base for the 3-week Field Training program.

The Extra Mile: Arnold Air Society

By joining VMI’s Det 880 Arnold Air Society John P. Jumper Squadron, Nathan “Skye” Van Ness ’25 leadership skills have increased tenfold. The Arnold Air Society (AAS) is a service organization through the Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) that centers on professionalism, honor, and community service.

Student receives $5,000 Arnold Air Society scholarship

Arnold Air Society Awards Scholarship to Cadet

The semester's first Lead Lab commenced Jan. 18 featuring a commander’s call, expectations brief, and the presentation of the $5,000 Arnold Air Society scholarship to Cadet Mya Gaudier. 

AFROTC Change of Command ushers in new cadet leadership with Cadet Abigal Soyars '24

AFROTC Change of Command Ushers in New Cadet Leadership

Cadet Abigal Soyars '24 outlined her goals for the next semester, emphasizing increased professionalism and preparation for AS-400s. She also expressed a desire for enhanced readiness among AS-200s or Field Training Prep (FTP) cadets, focusing on honing the skills tested upon.

Members of VMI's Air Force ROTC attend the Air, Space & Cyber Conference in Maryland.

VMI Air Force ROTC Attends Air and Space Force Conference

Thirteen VMI Air Force ROTC cadre and cadets attended the Air and Space Force’s Association (AFA) 2023 Air, Space & Cyber Conference held Sept. 11 through 13 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Students commissioning into the six military branches at VMI, a military college in Virginia.

VMI Commissions New Officers: History Made as They Enter Six Military Branches

Approximately 170 Virginia Military Institute cadets, commissioned into the armed services in Cameron Hall Monday, May 15 in the annual Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Joint Commissioning Ceremony. The historic day marked the first time VMI cadets were sworn in to all six branches.

VMI AFROTC Officer is Accomplished Pianist

Growing up in Nashville, Lt. Col. Michael “Keystone” Rose, director of operations of the detachment at Virginia Military Institute, and pilot with over 1,200 combat flight hours, was naturally exposed to music.

Air Force helicopter landing on the parade ground to take cadets in Air Force ROTC for a ride.

Andrews Air Force Base Brings Helicopters to VMI

Air Force ROTC cadets took to the air on Dec. 1, thanks to the 1st Helicopter Squadron out of Andrews Air Force Base.. The squadron provided quick incentive flights over VMI and Lexington for nearly 175 cadets.

Portrait of Col. Nichole Scott, AFROTC

Scott Named First Female ROTC Commander at VMI

Col. Nichole K.A. Scott has assumed command of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) at VMI. She is the first female commander of any ROTC military branch at VMI, and arrives during the 25th anniversary of the admittance of female cadets.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders