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AFROTC Warrior Knowledge


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Mission of the Air Force
To defend the United States and protect its interests through aerospace power.
Vision of the Air Force
Global vigilance, reach, and power.
Mission of Air Education and Training Command (AETC)
To recruit, train, and educate people needed to ensure that the Air Force can perform its national defense role.
Mission of AFROTC
To produce leaders for the Air Force and build better citizens for America.
High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there
I've chased the shouting wind along and flung
My eager craft through the footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace,
Where never lark or even eagle flew;
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
Air Force Song (Verse I)
Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At em boys, giver the gun!
Down we dive spouting our flames from under,
Off with one hell-uv-a-roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame,
Nothing'll stop the US Air Force!
Air Force Song (Verse II)
Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,
Sent it high into the blue;
Hands of men blasted the world asunder,
How they lived God only knew!
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wing, ever to soar.
With scouts before and bombers galore,
Nothing can stop the US Air Force!
Air Force Song (Verse III)
Here is a toast to the host of those who
Love the vastness of the sky;
To a friend we send the message of his
Brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast
The US Air Force.
Air Force Song (Verse IV)
Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
Keep the wings level and true!
If you'd live to be a gray haired wonder,
Keep the nose out of the blue!
Flying men guarding our nation's borders,
We'll be there followed by more.
In echelon we carry on!
Nothing'll stop the US Air Force
Article I of the Code of Conduct
I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.
Article II of the Code of Conduct
I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.
Article III of the Code of Conduct
If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
Article IV of the Code of Conduct
If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information nor take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will
back them up in every way.
Article V of the Code of Conduct
When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.
Article VI of the Code of Conduct
I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.
Honor Code
We will not lie, steal, or cheat nor tolerate among us anyone who does.
Core Values
Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in all we do
Phonetic Alphabet
A- Alpha
B- Bravo
C- Charlie
D- Delta
E- Echo
F- Foxtrot
G- Golf
H- Hotel
I- India
J- Juliet
K- Kilo
L- Lima
M- Mike
N- November
O- Oscar
P- Papa
Q- Quebec
R- Romeo
S- Sierra
T- Tango
U- Uniform
V- Victor
W- Whiskey
X- X-ray
Y- Yankee
Z- Zulu
Oath of Office
I, (Full Name), having been appointed a (Rank), in the United States Air Force, do solemnly swear (or affirm)
that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter,
so help me God.
Chain of Command (from President to COC of Det 538)
President of the United States: The Honorable George W. Bush

Secretary of Defense:
The Honorable Donald Rumsfeld

Secretary of the Air Force:
Dr. James G. Roche

Chief of Staff United States Air Force:
General John P. Jumper, USAF

Commander, Air Education and Training Command:
General Hal M. Hornburg, USAF

Commander, Air University:
Lieutenant General Donald A. Lamontagne, USAF

Commander, Air Force Accession and Training School (AFOATS):
Brigadier General Paul M. Hankins

Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC):
Colonel Stefan Eisen, Jr., USAF

Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps NorthEast Region:
Colonel Frank Shreck, USAF

Commander, Det 538, Rochester Institute of Technology, Colonel Lansing Dickinson, USAF

Commandant of Cadets, Det 538, Rochester Institute of Technology, Maj Erika Foster, USAF
Air Force Major Commands (MAJCOMs)
Air Combat Command (ACC): Langley AFB, VA
Air Education and Training Command (AETC): Randolph AFB, TX
Air Mobility Command (AMC): Scott AFB, IL
Air Force Material Command (AFMC): Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Air Force Space Command (AFSPC): Peterson AFB, CO
Air Force Special Operation Command (AFSOC): Hurlburt Field, FL
Pacific Air Forces (PACAF): Hickam AFB, HI
United States Air Forces Europe (USAFE): Ramstein AFB, Germany

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