Our Mission

Our mission is to Develop Quality Leaders for the Air Force and we accomplish this through an integrated training program combining academics, physical fitness, and character development. The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps has a strong tradition at Iowa State as it stood up its first cadet corps in January of 1949. Since then, we have called the Armory building our home. Cyclone Squadron has produced countless top-notch leaders who have made a difference in the world we live in today.

Current Events

Dining In

Dining in is an annual Air Force ROTC dinner that only members of the detachment attend. It is going to be held at the Ames Municiple Airport on November 7th. The theme for this year is 'Dynamic Duo', which means that cadets and cadre will dress up in pairs with each other to resemble famous partners in crime. Dining In features a bowl mixed with many different ingredients varying from siracha sauce to prune juice, also known as the grog. Cadets are encouraged to “grog” another cadet that may have made a mistake or in the end just embarrassed themselves. After the grog, dinner is served and a guest speaker addresses the Cadet Corps. Dining In is an exciting event with new experiences every year. Just wait and see what will happen this year!

AAS Veterans Day 5k

Iowa State's O'Neil Squadron is hosting their first every Veterans Day 5k on November 7th. Arnold Air Society is made up of Air Force Cadets from Air Force Academy and ROTC Detachments across the nation. The 5k will be held on the ISU's campus with funds going to the ISU Student Veterans Gratuity Fund. It is our way to honor those who served before us as well as thank our student veterans for their sacrifices. For regristration, click on the link below!