Air Force ROTC Activities
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.
Organized by cadets every semester, paintball scenarios help train cadets while under stress and pressure from oncoming paintballs. The POC cadets organizing the event will give members of the GMC class a mission which they must complete. The mission will allow the GMC cadets to refine their leadership and followership skills to accomplish the mission.
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.
Detachment 157 cadets understand that balance between ROTC and their social life is essential for them to be successful in the program. Cadets at Detachment 157 let of steam through social activities, such as beach bashes, tailgate parties, camping, and hangout out during non-official Air Force events. These events give cadets a bigger picture of what the Air Force family is all about – working together to get the mission accomplished. Some of these events can be seen on our Instagram page, @afrotc157, and our YouTube page, Det 157.
ERAU has over 350 student clubs and organizations, which give cadets the opportunity to implement and enhance skills learned from official AFROTC. Below are a few common organizations/clubs that our cadets are a part of.
- 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 club from the University that focuses on the fundamentals of Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE). The club is open to all Embry-Riddle students, whether you are part of any ROTC program or a civilian. Strike Eagle Squadron teaches a variety of lessons, including: weapon familiarization and firearm safety, small-unit tactics, escape and evasion, room clearing, close quarter combat, and wilderness survival. Being in the club allows you to better your military knowledge, improve your leadership skills, as well as your skills as team member.
- 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.
- Arnold Air Society
Arnold Air Society is a professional, honorary, service organization advocating the support of aerospace power. Arnold Air Society provides professional development and community service opportunities to travel and network with cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the senior military colleges, and AFROTC detachments across the Nation, with the objectives:
- To create a more efficient relationship among Air Force officer candidates, in particular within the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.
- To provide more opportunities for Air Force officer candidates to exercise leadership, management, organizational, and public relations skills.
- To provide opportunities for officer candidates to participate in campus and community service activities, demonstrating the close relationship between civilian and military institutions.
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