Detachment 875 | Air Force ROTC

In addition to the training provided by the Corps of Cadets, Air Force ROTC has its own activities that allow cadets to expand their leadership experience.

Cadet Activities

Weekend Warriors

Cadets spend a few weekends throughout the year:

Base Visits

Det 875 coordinates base visits to Air Force bases typically once each year, and all cadets are welcome to go. Our most recent visit featured Langley AFB, VA, where cadets got to:

  • See first-hand how bases operate
  • Eat lunch with current Air Force officers
  • Walk on the flight line and see an F-22 up close
  • A select few cadets even got to copilot a T-38!
Langley AFB

Langley AFB, VA, Fall 2012

 

AEF Warrior Day

Each fall, cadets spend a Saturday in the woods "downrange", or in the pool developing skills in:

  • Individual Movement Techniques
  • Tactial squad movement
  • Self-Aid Buddy Care
  • Perimeter defense procedures
  • How to turn a BDU into a floatation device
  • How long they can tread water
Warrior Day

Warrior Day, Fall 2012

Orientation Flights

Every year or so, cadets have the chance to fly in a military plane or helicopter. In spring 2013, it was an Army Blackhawk helicopter; in fall 2012, it was a C-130

  • Touring the cockpit
  • Learning about navigators and pilots
C-130 Flight

Cadets After Their Flight

 

AEF Survival Weekend

Each spring, cadets spend a weekend learning things like:

  • Land navigation--it takes more than a compass
  • The rules of triage and how to use them
  • Proper procedure for assaulting a bunker
  • Group leadership problems
  • Tactical force on force paintball matches
Survival Weekend

Survival Weekend, Spring 2013

Dining Out

Dining out is a sacred tradition in the US Air Force and here at Det 875 we enjoy bringing traditions to life.

Official Party

Food

Dining Out, Fall 2012

 

Gamma Cup

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Gamma Cup is an athletic competition between AFROTC Detachments from various parts of the country. Participating Detachments included:

  • Auburn University
  • Clemson University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Tennessee
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Tuskegee University
  • Samford University
  • University of Georgia
  • Troy University
  • Mississippi State University
  • University of Southern Mississippi
GAMMA Cup=


This event takes place each spring and is typically hosted by the previous year's winner. Athletic events for Gamma Cup include:

  • 5K Run
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Track events
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Tug-o-war