student of the Officer Training School, your family members are
eligible for medical care under TRICARE. To ensure they
receive the proper care, you must first make sure they are
enrolled in the Defense
Eligibility Enrollment System (DEERS). The information
below will provide you with all you need to know to ensure your
families are properly care for in your absence.
is a computerized database of military sponsors, families and
others worldwide who are entitled under the law to TRICARE
medical benefits. DEERS registration is required for TRICARE
eligibility. The DEERS record will indicate the dates
of eligibility. All uniformed services sponsors (active duty or
retired) should ensure that their family status (marriage,
divorce, new child, etc.) and residential address are current in
DEERS. DEERS enrollment is completed at uniformed services
personnel offices, not TRICARE service centers. For more
information about DEERS, contact the Defense Manpower Data
Center Support Office (DSO) Telephone Center from 6 a.m. to 5
p.m., Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, at the following
toll-free number: 1-800-538-9552.
Duty Personnel: Active-duty and
retired service members are automatically registered in DEERS,
but they must take action to register their family members and
ensure they’re correctly entered into the database. Mistakes
in the DEERS database can cause problems with TRICARE claims, so
it is critical to maintain your DEERS information.
Service Personnel: Officer Trainee
dependents are eligible for TRICARE if
they are registered in DEERS. Enrollment typically occurs
at your local MEPS center. If for some reason it does not,
enrollment will occur during your in processing to OTS. To
ensure enrollment occurs expeditiously and correctly, you
must provide the following source documents: the dependent's
social security number, marriage and birth certificates, and
court decrees for dependency determination on individuals like
illegitimate children, parents or other
Information: For more information, this link will take
you to the official DEERS site or access the online version of the TRICARE
For JROTC related questions please call Comm (334) 953-7513
For OTS - AMS related questions please call Comm (334) 953-8424
For OTS - BOT related questions please call Comm (334) 953-9675
For OTS - COT/RCOT related questions please call Comm (334) 953-0349
For those interested in attending BOT or COT, please utilize www.airforce.com to locate a recruiter in your area.
If you are having problems contacting a recruiter or have questions regarding what a recruiter has provided you, please contact 1-800-423-USAF(8723).
For ROTC and BOT Enlisted related questions please call your local Education Office. Not going through your local Education Office can prevent acceptance into a ROTC/BOT program.
For all other ROTC related questions please call AFROTC Recruiting at 1 (866) 4AFROTC