Hickam Air Force Base

One of our cadets describes his favorite base. This history-rich base is located sunny Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Air Force Challenge Coin

A brief history of the challenge coins and why they hold such importance.

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Commitment to Excellence

One of the Air Force's core values is "Excellence in All We Do." Learn how one of our cadets is striving for fitness excellence.

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Who We Are.

Since 1949, Detachment 685 has prepared Oregon State University students for service in the US Air Force. We were recognized as one of the top ten Air Force ROTC detachments in November 2010, continuing our tradition of excellence. Our cadets excel in training, and our alumni make a profound difference every day.

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What We Do.

We train prospective Air Force officers for jobs including, but not limited to, pilots, navigators, doctors, engineers, scientists and nurses. Two-, three- and four-year programs are available for motivated and capable cadets. If you succeed, you will earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the best Air Force on the planet.

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Hear it from the cadets.

Cadet Derek LaFave describes his experiences in Air Force ROTC and his favorite part of being a cadet.