CWUAir Force NewsAir Force Newshttp://www.cwu.edu/airforce/newsen-usFuture Air Force Leaders from CWU Learn of Fairchild's Missionhttp://www.cwu.edu/airforce/node/2496Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:30:44<p>One week ago, 39 Central Washington University Air Force ROTC cadets took part in a base visitation to Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane. The CWU contingent was led by Lt. Col. Richard L. Warr, aerospace studies professor and department chair and commander of Detachment 895, known as the Cascade Cowboys, and Capt. Amber Johnson, assistant CWU professor and operations flight commander.</p><p><br>Read this <a href="http://www.fairchild.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123445774">article</a> about the visit.</p><p><img alt="" src="/airforce/sites/cts.cwu.edu.airforce/files/CWU%20students%20at%20Fairchild-web.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 322px;"></p></br>2015 Air Force ROTC Dining-Out & Commissioning Ceremonyhttp://www.cwu.edu/airforce/node/2494Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:08:48<p>On Saturday/13 June 2015, Central Washington University's Air Force ROTC Detachment 895 "Cascade Cowboys" will host the 2015 Air Force ROTC Dining-Out &amp; Commissioning Ceremony at 5:00 p.m., CWU Student Union Ballroom.</p><p>This event consists of a formal military program with a special guest speaker, catered served dinner, slide show and commissioning ceremony.</p><p>We are scheduled to commission seventeen (17) graduating seniors/commissionees.&nbsp; These individuals will take the Military Oath of Office and be sworn in as Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force.</p><p>Dress:&nbsp; Formal/Evening Wear (Military--Mess or Service Dress and Civilian--Formal or Business Attire).</p><p>*NOTE:&nbsp; Ticket reservations are required; deadline is 29 May 2015.</p><p>For more details--contact Kendra Sterkel, Program Coordinator at (509) 963-2314.</p>3rd Annual Joint Military Ballhttp://www.cwu.edu/airforce/node/2491Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:45:49<p>The 3rd Annual Joint Military Ball will be hosted by the Arnold Air Society and CWU Wildcat Battalion on Saturday, 14 March 2015 at 5:00 p.m.&nbsp; It will be held at the Kittitas Valley Event Center, Teanaway Hall.&nbsp; This is a formal military event full of traditions and customs, receiving line, catered dinner, guest speaker, photographer and dancing.&nbsp; Attendees will be in Military uniforms and beautiful dresses/gowns. Ticket Reservations are required by NLT 20 February 2015.&nbsp; For further details--contact Kendra Sterkel, Program Coordinator at (509) 963-2314.</p>27th Annual CWU Air Force & Army ROTC Presidential Day Retreat and Awards Presentationhttp://www.cwu.edu/airforce/node/2490Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:24:04<p>The 27th Annual Presidential Day Retreat (PDR) and Awards Presentation is one of the joint events hosted by Central Washington University's Air Force and Army ROTC Programs.&nbsp; This military event will be held on Friday, 15 May 2015, CWU Tomlinson Stadium and Football Field at 1:00 p.m.&nbsp; The Air Force and Army ROTC units will hold a full military-style parade to honor the support from the university, local and national societies/organizations representatives.&nbsp; Over 88+ ROTC Cadet Awards and Scholarships will be presented.&nbsp; Dr. James Gaudino is scheduled as a guest speaker.&nbsp; An informal reception will be held immediately following the proceedings.&nbsp; This event is open to the public.&nbsp; For more details--contact Kendra Sterkel, Program Coordinator at (509) 963-2314.</p>Airman and Alumnus McAfee to Help Kick Off Striker Trident Programhttp://www.cwu.edu/airforce/node/2489Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:22:25<p><img alt="" src="/airforce/sites/cts.cwu.edu.airforce/files/images/USAF%20logo.jpg" style="width: 225px; height: 225px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Nuclear and Missile Operations officers within Air Force Global Strike Command have a new avenue of professional development available through the Command's new Striker Trident program.</span></p><p>One of the first 13Ns selected for the program is CWU alumnus Capt. Patrick McAfee, 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana.</p><p>McAfee graduated <em>cum laude</em> from CWU in June 2006. He earned a bachelor of science degree in biology with a general biology specialization and an aerospace studies minor. McAfee was an Air Force Detachment 895 Commissionee in spring quarter 2006.&nbsp; He earned the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps' Distinguished Graduate Award on June 10, 2014.</p><p>At Space and Missile Training School, he graduated as the Top Cadet in his class. His first assignment was at Minot Air Force Base, North&nbsp;Dakota. His hometown is Clinton, WA.&nbsp; His parents are CDMR (Ret) and Mrs. William (Diane) McAfee, United States Navy.</p><p>Striker Trident is an Air Force - Navy exchange program that supports professional development of company grade officers trained and qualified in similar nuclear deterrence missions, according to a memorandum of understanding between Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, AFGSC commander, and Vice Admiral Michael J. Connor, Commander, Submarine Forces.</p><p>"The idea for an intercontinental ballistic missile/submarine-launched ballistic missile officer exchange program has been around for decades, but never came to fruition," Brig. Gen. Michael Fortney, AFGSC director of operations, said. "The recent ICBM Force Improvement Program highlighted the merits of such an exchange to Lt. Gen. Wilson and Maj. Gen. Weinstein, 20th Air Force commander, and they agreed. General Wilson then engaged his counterpart in the Navy, and six weeks later we were selecting candidates."</p><p>Competition for this new program was tough, and 13 candidates were submitted to the 13N development team, which ultimately selected the participants. Capt. John Mayer, 20th Air Force at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, is also one of the first 13Ns selected.</p><p>Read more of this story from <a href="http://www.malmstrom.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123417137">Malmstrom Air Force Base here</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br>Eleven Air Force ROTC Graduates Will Take The Military Oath of Officehttp://www.cwu.edu/airforce/node/2488Fri, 23 May 2014 19:02:07<p>On Saturday/June 14th, we are commissioning eleven Air Force ROTC Graduating Seniors.&nbsp; They will take the Military Oath of Office and be sworn in as newly Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force.</p><p>This annual event is commemorating the "60th Anniversary" of CWU Air Force ROTC Detachment 895 Dining-Out and Commissioning Ceremony.&nbsp;</p><p>This year's guest speaker is Brigadier General Paul Gruver, United States Air Force with the Air National Guard at Camp Murray, WA.</p><p>It will be held at the CWU Student Union Ballroom at 5:00 p.m., ticket reservations are required.&nbsp; Deadline is: Saturday, 31 May 2014.&nbsp;</p><p>For further details, please contact Ms. Kendra Sterkel, Program Coordinator at (509) 963-2314 or by email address:&nbsp; sterkelk@cwu.edu.</p>Tradition Lives On Through The Joint Military Ballhttp://www.cwu.edu/airforce/node/2487Fri, 23 May 2014 18:22:08<p>Military uniforms, beautiful dresses, gourmet dinners, and one fun night can all be summed up into one name: Military Ball.&nbsp; Every year, Central Washington University’s Arnold Air Society and CWU Wildcat Battalion host a Military Ball for their cadets and guests.&nbsp; This formal event is not unique to CWU, in fact, the origins of Military Ball can be traced back to 1895.</p><p>During a Military Ball attendees honor Prisoners of War and Soldiers Missing in Action, give toasts to military leaders, and uphold traditional military customs.&nbsp; Once the receiving line has been introduced, the opening remarks given, and the tributes paid, people have their choice at several gourmet meals and begin dinner.&nbsp; This is followed by a guest speaker who usually shares their advice on how to smoothly transition into the leadership roles cadets are about to assume.&nbsp; Once the speeches have been made and all of the meals are concluded, cadets and their guests can take formal pictures with each other and are invited to show off their moves on the dance floor.&nbsp;</p><p>This is an awesome opportunity for cadets because it is important for them to experience these events before becoming Active Duty, and at the same time it’s an exciting evening filled with great music and dancing that’s great for relieving stress.&nbsp;</p><p>On 12 April 2014, Arnold Air Society and CWU Wildcat Battalion hosted the 2nd Annual Joint Military Ball. The night was filled with laughter, camaraderie, and friendship. Attendees enjoyed catered food, a cash bar, a photographer, and a dance floor!&nbsp; There were a total of 198 attendees, both civilian and ROTC. The honorary guest speaker, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Feltey, gave an outstanding speech concerning not only the transition to active duty life, but also overall tips for outstanding military leadership.</p><p>In conclusion, Military Ball is a lasting tradition of the US Military. It’s important to sustain our heritage and continually push our roots deeper and deeper throughout the span of time.</p>Detachment 895 Tried Their Luck At Intramual Sportshttp://www.cwu.edu/airforce/node/2486Fri, 23 May 2014 18:08:50<p>This Spring, Detachment 895 decided to try its luck at intramural sports. Our very own AFROTC cadets led by Cadet First Lieutenant Vyacheslav Ulanovskiy created an Air Force ROTC Volleyball Team named “The Spike Eagles.” According to Cadet Ulanovskiy, as of April 25th the Spike Eagles have a record of 2-2; which puts them in position to potentially make the playoffs. When asked why he thinks joining an Intramural Volleyball Team can be important to an Air Force ROTC cadet he replied with, “It is a great sport to build teamwork, trust, and communication. It is a team sport and we learn something about ourselves every single game we play.” Cadet Ulanovskiy went on to say that after the last game they played it was apparent that individual and team skills improved, and although they lost their last game, it was a close one. Playing Intramural Volleyball gives the cadets a chance to kick back and have some fun together by playing and practicing.</p><p>The Strike Eagles are also causing a splash around campus with their Intramural Softball skills. Led by Cadet Second Lieutenant Rhees, this team is undefeated with a record of 3-0. Quite an impressive record, but not as impressive as the team dynamics that go into inner workings of the group. Cadet Rhees was quoted saying “the whole team really works well together, we all realize it’s a team sport and are always helping each other out.”</p><p>The Spike Eagles and the Strike Eagles let students around campus see our cadets working together and may spark some interest in our program. The Spike Eagles play Mondays and Wednesdays from 2045 to 2130 and the Strike Eagles play Sundays at 1300 or 1400.</p>Air Force & Army ROTC Programs Held Annual Flag Football Gamehttp://www.cwu.edu/airforce/node/2485Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:00:04<p>Central Washington University's Air Force and Army ROTC held their Annual Flag Football Game outside of Nicholson Pavilion on 8 November 2013.</p><p>It was a frigid Fall afternoon; but spirits remained high.&nbsp; Both teams displayed incredible teamwork and talent as they captured every yard/touchdown/field goal.</p><p>The last half of the game was especially intense!&nbsp; The Air Force Team was passing the ball well and consistently scoring.&nbsp; Army was also making their presence known.&nbsp; Each team played exceptionally well!</p><p>However, both teams were getting extremely tired and cold by the end of fourth quarter.&nbsp; Yet, Army's offense seemed to gain some momentum keeping Air Force's defense at bay.&nbsp; Then suddenly, Air Force got their second wind.&nbsp; They caught several interceptions and gained control of the game.&nbsp; The crowd went wild as the two rivals fought for crucial yardage.&nbsp; What a game?!&nbsp; Final Score:&nbsp; Air Force 33 - Army 26.&nbsp; Air Power!!</p><p>Both teams immediately lined up to congratulate one another for playing an awesome flag football game.&nbsp; Later, they posed for a group photo to commemorate this great tradition.</p><p>For more details--contact Kendra Sterkel at (509) 963-2314.</p>26th Annual CWU Air Force & Army ROTC Presidential Day Retreat and Awards Presentationhttp://www.cwu.edu/airforce/node/2484Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:52:33<p>The 26th Annual Presidential Day Retreat (PDR) and Awards Presentation is one of the joint events hosted by Central Washington University's Air Force and Army ROTC programs.&nbsp; This military event will be held on Friday, 16 May 2014, Tomlinson Stadium and Football Field at 1:00 p.m.&nbsp; The Air Force and Army ROTC units will hold a full military-style parade to honor the support from the university, local and national societies/organizations representatives.&nbsp; Dr. James Gaudino is scheduled as a guest speaker.&nbsp; An informal reception will be held immediately following the proceedings.&nbsp; This event is open to the public.&nbsp; For more details--contact Kendra Sterkel, Program Coordinator at (509) 963-2314.</p>