The Detachment Drill Team performs a choreographed routine using replica M1 Garands. Being part of the Drill Team not only lets you stand out in the detachment, but you showcase the Air Force heritage along with it. The precision of your performance represents the Air force mission, and a respect to the past, current, and future Airmen of the Air Force. There is always something new to be learned or perfected. Being on the Drill Team will give you a sense of accomplishment before you even know it.
The Honor Guard is the official ceremonial unit of Air Force ROTC Det. 250. The Honor Guard’s primary mission is to represent the U.S. Air Force at all public and official ceremonies within Ames, IA. Ceremonies include, but are not limited to, Reveille and Retreat, POW/MIA Awareness Day, ISU Sports Games and Events, Air Force ROTC Leadership Laboratories, Retirement Ceremonies, and Commissioning Ceremonies.
The Honor Guard voluntarily chooses to represent every member past and present of the United States Air Force. While on ceremony, the movements are sharp, crisp, and motionless by choice. The Honor Guard must have high standards of conduct and professionalism in and out of the uniform. Members of the ROTC Honor Guard learn how to march with the precision of the Air Force Honor Guard. Cadets are taught how to respect and care for the National Colors. Cadets who are chosen to perform embody a strong sense of dedication and have earned the right to wear the ceremonial white Fourragère.
Arnold Air Society
The Arnold Air Society is a professional, honorary service organization advocating the support of aerospace power. The “service” aspect is perhaps the foremost in the mind of many members, because of the society’s continuing contributions to our campuses, our communities, and our corps–but it should always be remembered that our primary mission is to improve ourselves as future Air Force officers.
The following three objectives were adopted by AAS to enhance the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) and the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), and to project the image of the United States Air Force on the university campus and in the surrounding community.
- First Objective:
- To create a more efficient relationship among Air Force officer candidates, in particular within the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.
- Function of the First Objective:
- To provide opportunities for a greater interaction among collegiate level Air Force officer candidates and to encourage increased communication with Air Force officers and leaders in national defense, government, and industry.
- Second Objective:
- To aid in the development of effective Air Force officers.
- Function of the Second Objective:
- To provide more opportunities for Air Force officer candidates to exercise leadership, management, organizational, an d public relations skills.
- Third Objective:
- To further the purpose, traditions, and concepts of the United States Air Force.
- Function of the Third Objective:
- To provide opportunities for officer candidates to participate in campus and community service activities, demonstrating the close relationship between civilian and military institutions.
Recruiting team is the face of the detachment on campus and in the community. The team visits local high schools and works at campus events to spread awareness for Air Force ROTC and answer questions that prospective cadets may have. Being on the recruiting team gives you the opportunity to help young men and women make smart and informed decisions about their future.