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AF ROTC to Hold Prospective Cadet Open House March 21

All full-time students at Rensselaer or any of its associated Cross-Town Universities are welcome to attend Air Force ROTC Detachment 550's open house for prospective cadets!

When: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, beginning at 7:45AM
Where: Main floor of the Rensselaer Armory, located at 1650 15th Street, Troy, New York
Why: Air Force ROTC provides a head start right out of college with a job as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, and you will be assigned to a leadership position starting on Day One! 

Whether you continue in the Air Force after your commitment is fulfilled or you decide to join the private sector, your time in AF ROTC will provide you with many valuable life and leadership skills.  What's more, by joining AF ROTC as a cadet, you will also become eligible for in-college scholarship opportunities to help pay for your education.

Mark your calendar and please plan to join the members of Rensselaer's Air Force ROTC Detachment 550 on March 21!  In the meantime, please contact AF ROTC if you would like more information

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Welcome to the official website for Air Force ROTC Detachment 550, the home of the Silver Falcons, located at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

We offer a challenging in-college program to develop quality leaders for the United States Air and Space Forces. The program offers:

  • Scholarships – Over 50% of our cadets receive academic scholarship support
  • Commission as a US Air Force or Space Force officer
  • Exciting leadership careers with purpose

AFROTC cadets prepare to become Air and Space professionals alongside their degree requirements. 

Check out the article titled "Air Force ROTC Cadets Juggle School, Training, and Special Events" to learn more about how Detachment 550 spent their Fall 2022 semester!

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