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Why Should I Join?

2Thinking about your future can be scary. If you´re unsure about what lies ahead, AFROTC is a great way to go because it can open many doors to exciting opportunities, enrich your college experience and jumpstart a rewarding career. If you happen to be sure about pursuing a military career, AFROTC will give you leadership training, focused instruction, and the opportunity to enhance your personal goals.

Air Force ROTC Enhances Your College Experience

From your first day in Air Force ROTC, you will reap many benefits. First, Air Force ROTC offers life-changing experiences. You will be given the chance to grow individually and also gain a sense of belonging with fellow cadets who share common interests and academic goals. Air Force ROTC will help you develop a healthy and fit lifestyle through morale-building and motivating physical training.

Want to travel for free over the holiday breaks? Contracted cadets can take advantage of free travel on space-available military flights.

Not sure how you want to spend your summers? Fill them up with Air Force ROTC summer programs like base visits, parachute jump school, survival training, professional development courses, etc.

Air Force ROTC Enhances Your Education


Not sure how you´re going to pay for college? Air Force ROTC has partial- to full-tuition scholarships available for qualified applicants, and all contracted cadets receive a tax-free monthly stipend. For more information and specific scholarship programs, visit www.afrotc.com.

Complement your schedule with Air Force ROTC classes and get credit for the classes you take. Learn organizational and time management skills to help you in other courses. Air Force ROTC will help you develop teamwork and leadership skills. You´ll receive valuable training for your Air Force career and experience that´s highly marketable to civilian employers.

Not sure what you want to do with your education? Air Force ROTC allows you to receive a commission in the United States Air Force. This keeps you from stressing out about a finding a job after you graduate. There are also great opportunities for you to continue your education through tuition assistance and scholarship programs for graduate study. Try finding educational programs like that in the civilian world!

Air Force ROTC Enhances Your Career


First, you´ll receive a good starting salary with regular pay raises. You´ll also receive tax-free housing and food allowances, and enjoy on-base shopping at typically reduced prices.

The Air Force offers comprehensive medical/dental care for active duty members and low-cost coverage for their dependents, as well as $250,000 term life insurance that costs you about $18 per month.

Air Force members earn 30 days of paid leave each year. And there´s never a dull moment in your off-time, as each base is equipped with a wide variety of recreational facilities and programs available for free or at reduced rates. You may also take advantage of space-available travel to worldwide destinations via military aircraft.

While you work for the Air Force, you´ll get the satisfaction of both a challenging career while serving your country. You´ll also gain valuable experience because almost every job in the Air Force has an equivalent in the civilian world. You´ll get the chance to see the world and work around the globe. Thinking really far into the future? The Air Force gives you the opportunity to retire after 20 years of active duty with 50% of your base pay

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