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Training Day Zero

Welcome to Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Detachment 370!  We are dedicated to providing cadets a program that develops personal leadership skills while also introducing Air Force culture. We have designed Training Day Zero (TD-0) as an orientation program to help you begin your experience as a cadet on the right foot. Attendance is voluntary, but it is a great way to learn about AFROTC before classes start. During TD-0, we will teach you basic drill movements and how to wear your uniform. You will experience your first team-oriented physical training (PT) session and meet many of your fellow cadets. Upperclassmen cadets organize TD-0 while our sophomores show you the ropes.  These sophomores will be a major source of information and assistance during your first year.

TD-0 will be Saturday, Sept 8. To confirm your attendance at TD-0, please fill out the online RSVP Form, click here. 

For ALL new cadets:

Please bring the following: 

  1. Previous college transcripts or transfer college credits (includes dual credited courses)

  2. High School AP credit transcripts

  3. State certified birth certificate with raised seal or proof of US citizenship if born abroad

    • original only, will be copied and returned
  4. Social Security Card

    • original only, will be copied and returned
  5. Boy Scouts Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Cadet Senior Scout with Gold Palm Award paperwork

    • if applicable--original only, will be copied and returned
  6. Civil Air Patrol Award--Billy Mitchell Award, Amelia Earhart Award, Carl Spaatz Award

    • if applicable--original only, will be copied and returned
  7. Private pilot's license

    • if applicable--original only, will be copied and returned
  8. JROTC certificate of completion and letter from JROTC Commander

    • if applicable--should contain amount of time in program and be on official JROTC letterhead signed by JROTC commander
  9. If your parents/legal guardians are current or prior military please bring the following information: branch, rank and time in Service

  10. Selective Service Card (males only) or registration

  11. Name and address of any law enforcement offices that issued you a ticket or fined you, and also the dates of the incident(s)

  12. ***** Complete the uniform sizing survey No Later Than 15 August 2018, click here. For assistance, please use the sizing guide, click here. *****

  13. Sports Physical

    • Complete the sports physical and questionnaire before TD-0. You can schedule to have it done with your family physician over the summer. If you do not have this done, you will not be able to participate in some TD-0 activities. Your physician’s office may fax the completed forms ahead of time to 413-545-7576 or mail the form to ATTN: AFROTC DET 370, 155 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003. Please bring the hard copy as well even if you fax or mail your sports physical and questionnaire.

For all cadets who have been notified of and have accepted an Air Force ROTC scholarship: 

Please bring all the items above plus the direct deposit form. We would also like you to review the following documents (with your parents/guardians if possible) to understand your Air Force obligations once activating your scholarship. We will complete all forms and signatures during the first week of class and during TD-0

If you have any questions, please contact Detachment 370 by phone at 413-545-2437, or by email at


  • RSVP for TD-0,
  • Bring the required items listed above in the new cadets section. Scholarship cadets must bring all items listed in the new cadets section and the direct deposit form

  • Fill out the Uniform Sizing Survey (item number 12 above) No Later Than 15 Aug 2018,

  • Fill out the sports physical and questionnaire (item number 13 above) and bring your completed copy to TD-0 with the physical signed by your physician.

  • Register for AEROSPACE 191 (Advanced Physical Training, T/TH, 0630-0730) and AEROSPACE 111 (Foundations of the USAF, TH, 0830-0920)


REMINDER: All incoming freshmen need to add AEROSPACE 191 (Advanced Physical Training, T/TH, 0630-0730) and AEROSPACE 111 (Foundations of the USAF, TH, 0830-0920) to their Fall 2018 schedules. If you are a new cadet who will be starting as a sophomore, please contact the detachment for more information.


Phone: 413-545-2437