Activities

Base Visits

The base visit program is designed to motivate applicants toward entry into AFROTC and members of the General Military Course (GMC) toward entry into the Professional Officer Course (POC).

The base visit program does this by acquainting cadets with specific duties performed by Air Force officers to assist them in selecting a specific career field and allowing cadets and applicants to observe Air Force operations and experience Air Force life.

Lead Lab Incentive Program (LLIP)

Every year, AFROTC provides funding to detachments across the nation to execute fun, leadership-orientated events under the Lead Lab Incentive Program (LLIP). LLIP provides another dimension to training by emphasizing teamwork and leadership through hands-on events.

Detachment 157 has hosted the following exciting LLIP events: NASA trip, night kayaking, paintball, indoor skydiving, rock-climbing, and a trip to the Florida Air National Guard in Jacksonville, Florida.

LLIP enables cadets to get away from the rigors of school a few times a semester, make stronger friendships, and gain a better appreciation for AFROTC training.

Additional Activities

Paintball

Organized by cadets every semester, everyone including beginners is welcome to participate in this event. The team that eliminates all of the players on the opposing team wins.

Commander's Cup

Every semester, Detachment 157 is presented with a challenge of winning the title of Commander's Cup Champions. Commander's Cup is an interservice competition between Air Force, Navy, and Army, which takes place once a semester.

Winning the cup is a source of pride carried by the champions until the next semester's showdown. The services are called into fierce competition during an ERAU soccer game (Fall semester) or basketball game (Spring semester).

The services compete in events such as the tug-of-war, pull-ups, trivia knowledge, attendance, and warrior spirit. 

Dining In and Dining Out

Det 157 hosts a dining in each Fall term for the Professional Officer Course (POC) cadets and a dining out for all cadets and guest in the Spring term. The dining in and out gives cadets the opportunity to meet socially and creates bonds of friendship and a better working relationship in an atmosphere of fellowship and camaraderie.

Socials

Detachment 157 cadets live by the motto "work hard, play hard." Balance is an essential part to success in the ROTC program.

Cadets at Detachment 157 let off steam through social activities, such as beach bashes, tailgate parties, camping, and hanging out during trips to Air Force bases. These social events help give cadets a bigger picture of what the Air Force family is all about — working together to get the mission accomplished.

Clubs

ERAU has approximately 120 student clubs, which give cadets the opportunity to implement and enhance skills learned from official AFROTC activities. Below are a few examples.

  • Silver Wings
    Silver Wings is a national, co-ed, professional organization dedicated to creating proactive, knowledgeable, and effective civic leaders through community service and education about national defense.
  • Strike Eagle Squadron
    Strike Eagle Squadron is a military-oriented organization that focuses on small-squad tactics and is open to all branches of ROTC and civilians. Areas of training covered include escape and evasion, close-quarter battle, fire team operation, hand-to-hand combat, and physical training. Warrior knowledge, leadership, and professionalism are incorporated into all exercises.
  • Red Rope
    Red Rope is an organization that operates under the motto: "First There, That Others May Live" — a saying taken directly from Special Operations Command.
    The purpose is to prepare individuals for entry into military Special Operations through:
    • Networking with graduates from this program and those in the field.
    • Education from lessons in each school of the military SpecOps training, including: medical terminology, nutrition, nutrition performance, and lifetime fitness principles.
    • Physical training utilizing techniques from various schools of the military, including: run, swim, underwater confidence, calisthenics, circuit training, rucksack marches, field drills, and rope climb.

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