Please read over this webpage in its entirety before departing for training
Plan to arrive within the appropriate time-frame. If you are unable to report by 1500, contact the 23d Training Squadron Registrars as soon as possible at (334) 953-0347 or 0349. However, to the fullest extent possible make travel arrangements to arrive within the specified time frame.
COT 14-06 (18 Aug 14 - 19 Sep 14)
Trainees attending Commissioned Officer Training (COT) class 14-06 must report to Bldg 1491 (Morehouse Hall) between the hours of 1100-1500 (CST) for in-processing on 18 August. Please make sure to have lunch before arriving.
COT 15-01 (06 Oct 14 - 7 Nov 14)
Trainees attending Commissioned Officer Training (COT) class 15-01 must report to Bldg 1491 (Morehouse Hall) between the hours of 1100-1500 (CST) for in-processing on Monday, 06 October. Please make sure to have lunch before arriving.
RCOT 15-01 (06 Dec 14 - 20 Dec 14)
Trainees attending Reserve Commissioned Officer Training (RCOT) class 15-01 must report to Bldg 1491 (Morehouse Hall) between the hours of 1100-1500 (CST) for in-processing on Saturday, 06 December. Please make sure to have lunch before arriving.
The specific Uniform and Equipment Checklist for Commissioned Officer Training can be found under the Expenses Link. All uniform items you are unable to pre-purchase will be available for purchase once you arrive at OTS.
COMPUTER USAGE AND INTERNET CONNECTIVITY
It is highly encouraged to bring your own laptop or tablet devices
All trainees are highly encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablet devices to training. Please ensure these devices are equipped to produce memos and presentations for use during training.
Additionally, personally procured/purchased access to internet (e.g. MiFi, 3G/4G device, etc.) is recommended as government provided wireless internet connectivity is currently limited on the OTS campus and Maxwell AFB. Wireless internet is available in various locations on the campus, but connection speeds may become impaired based upon the number of students using it. There are other locations on the base that offer free wireless network access, but you will have very limited access to these locations for at least the first 2 weeks of training.
Computer access for personal services such as Skype and Ovoo are not available on government computers. These services, along with social media and all personal business, must be conducted on a personal computer or hand held device. Again, personal computers and or tablet devices are highly encouraged.
Printing capability is also very limited at OTS if you need to print additional items that are outside the scope of training it is highly encouraged that you bring your own printing device.
Personal computers WILL NOT be plugged into the military network.
DoD INFORMATION ASSURANCE TRAINING
In order to help facilitate your in-processing, you MUST complete prior to arrival
If you are registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), you must complete DoD Information Assurance Training within the Advanced Distributed Learning Service (ADLS) prior to arriving to COT. Clickhere to complete the training. Anyone unable to complete the training will be required to complete it immediately upon arrival.
Once completed, email the training certificate of completion to 23TRS.Workflow@us.af.mil. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact the 23d Training Squadron Registrars at (334) 953-0347 or 0349.
If you have not in-processed at your duty station and have not been registered in DEERS then you will be unable to complete this training on ADLS. You will receive additional information on how to complete this training after you in-process at OTS.
ADDITIONAL ITEMS YOU MUST BRING
In addition to the money needed for uniform items and cash for Dining Facility Meals the first week, you must have $60 cash upon arrival to pay for Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), Boxed Breakfasts, and additional training items. Guard/Reserve personnel will not receive the EZ Pay card and must pay for all meals in the dining facility with cash (small bills). An ATM machine is available, however have enough cash on hand for meals and additional uniform items as needed.
If flying, it is recommended you bring a personal change of clothes in your carry-on luggage in the event your luggage is lost.
In order to gain access to Maxwell Air Force Base, you must have a picture ID (military ID preferred) with travel orders, proof of vehicle insurance, and vehicle registration (if driving). If you drive, look for OTS directional signs, which will lead you to the OTS campus.
Before the class start date, please ensure your financial obligations have been met and any urgent personal business has been settled. Your time and ability to tend to these matters during training will be limited. Your ability to travel off base will also be limited during training.
Your first training day will be long and will consist of a lot of walking and marching. Wear athletic shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) and neat, comfortable conservative clothing.DO NOT report in uniform. Trainees (Male & Female) will report in accordance with Personal Grooming standards as specified on the Dress & Appearance Page of this website.
If you have questions or concerns, or if you encounter problems while traveling that will impact your arrival date/time, please call the ADO at (334) 953-0304.
Upon arrival you need to bring the following items and we will need the following information:
Your Commander's full name and telephone number
Air Force Specialty Code
Vehicle Registration/License Plate # (If driving)
Base and unit to which you'll be assigned after graduation
It is highly recommended that you bring copies of formal education, training, and clinical experience records in the event corrections to your Air Force records are required (they do not have to be notarized with a raised seal):
Active Duty, AFRES, ANG and IMAs who have already in-processed into their base need to bring:
Travel Orders plus amendments (minimum 10 copies)
Valid Military ID card
For DEERS System Updates
Copy of spouse's Driver's License or Passport
Individuals who have not in-processed into their base:
Travel Orders plus amendments (minimum 10 copies)
2 forms of identification - One must be a picture ID (Military ID card, Drivers License, Passport, etc.) and one must be a social security card.
All official documents
Marriage certificate (3 copies)
Birth certificate (3 copies)
Children's birth certificates (3 copies each)
Copy of spouse's Driver's License or Passport (For DEERS system updates)
Spouse's SSN (For DEERS system updates)
Any recent medical tests or records
Immunization record (if you have one)
Without a verifiable immunization record, you will receive a full set of immunizations within the first four training days
Contact information (Names, addresses, phone numbers and Social Security Numbers) for immediate family members or close personal friends that you may list as points of contact on official paperwork or beneficiaries of Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI).
Voided Check (to start your payroll record)
Form 2231 completed & signed by financial institution (Direct Deposit Form found HERE)
If prior service:
DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
DD Form 368, Request for Discharge or Clearance from Reserve Component
NGB Form 22, Report of Separation and Record of Service (if applicable)
DD Form 93 (Emergency Data Card)
Original SGLV 8286 (SGLI, life insurance form)
- Addresses of Servicemen’s Group Life Insurance beneficiaries
Military ID card, if you have one
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (AFIT) OR HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (HPSP) GRADUATES:
Advanced Training Certificates
NOTE: Air Force Instruction 44-119 “Medical Service Quality Improvement and Risk Management,” specifies that anyone independently providing direct health care services to a patient, i.e., PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, NURSE PRACTITIONERS, NURSE ANESTHETISTS, MIDWIVES, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS, SOCIAL WORKERS, OPTOMETRISTS, PODIATRISTS, or others, need to bring a reproduced copy of their formal education, training, and clinical experience records for entry into their Air Force records.
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