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Why Join Us?

There is no adventure quite like the career of an Air Force Officer.  The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and air, space and cyberspace. 

Experience a normal college life:

  • Take part in experiences that you will remember for a lifetime
  • Grow as an individual and gain a sense of belonging with a group of peers who share common interests
  • Develop a healthy and fit lifestyle
  • Visit Air Force bases in the United States and overseas (and get paid for it)
  • Travel free on space-available military flights as a contracted cadet
  • Take part in extreme Air Force summer adventures

Focus on school:

  • Take the classes you want at the college you want to attend. Air Force ROTC classes complement your academic major
  • Get college credit for Air Force ROTC courses
  • Once contracted, get extra spending money: $250 to $400 nontaxable monthly allowance while in school
  • Learn new organizational skills to help you succeed in other classes
  • Get the opportunity to delay active-duty entry to pursue a graduate degree

Manage your future:

  • Secure a management level job in over 150 officer career paths after graduation
  • Become part of a post-graduation network of graduates in the military and commercial world
  • Develop managerial skills through hands-on practice running the cadet corps
  • Hone your teamwork skills through group problem-solving exercises

If you are interested in joining Det 370, please visit our How Do I Join? page.


Phone: 413-545-2437