Joining the Air Force is a life changing experience for Air Force members and their families. The information below will not only provide you with information relevant to OTS, but information that will help educate you about the Air Force as a whole.
Contacting your Officer Trainee
Mail will be delivered five days a week through the squadron postal officer, postal services are available on base at the Maxwell Air Force Base Post Office. If there is an emergency and your family must contact you quickly they can leave a message with the OTS Command Center, COMMERCIAL number 334-953-9675.
While at OTS your mailing address will be:
RANK NAME (COT CLASS #)
550 E. Maxwell Blvd. #9000
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-5000
Family Care Information
The following information is provided to make your transition to the Air Force as smooth as possible and help you prepare for your new assignment.
This link provides valuable information about medical care benefits for your family
Also visit the Medical Care Page on this website for additional information regarding family medical care.
DIRECTIONS TO MAXWELL AFB
DRIVING (TO MAXWELL AFB)
: From the North on I-65, take exit #172 “DOWNTOWN MAXWELL BLVD ” or from the South on I-65, take exit #172 “HERRON ST.” Follow the signs saying “Maxwell AFB” to Maxwell Blvd. Once on Maxwell Blvd, travel about one mile to the main gate. Ask the gate guard for directions or follow the signs to the OTS Campus.
If you are approaching Montgomery from the East on I-85, take the I-65 North exit. Instead of getting on I-65, stay to the right and exit “HERRON ST” exit #172. Follow the signs for "Maxwell AFB” to Maxwell Blvd. Once on Maxwell Blvd, travel about one mile to the main gate. Ask the gate guard for directions or follow the signs to the OTS Campus.
See your recruiter or your AFIT Program Manager (HPSP students). They will get airline tickets for you. Military bus transportation from the airport to Maxwell is available if at least four students will be riding. If you have a group awaiting transportation, call the military taxi dispatcher at (334)953-5038. Lastly, you may call any civilian taxi service. You must ensure they have access to Maxwell AFB. Be sure to get a receipt--this taxi ride is a reimbursable expense.
Graduation Week Events
Family and friends of COT/RCOT graduates will have the opportunity to attend various ceremonies and events during the last week of training. Unfortunately, due to time limitations, RCOT classes do not participate in a graduation parade, spouses orientation, retreat, dining in/out, or open house.
The University Inn at both Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex offer lodging. Reservations should be made in advance. If you would like to make reservations, please call (334) 953-3931 or DSN 312-493-3931, or visit the 42d Force Support Squadron website.
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