All students are required to enroll in Sure-Pay, a direct deposit program for your military pay. Your pay record will be established during the first or second week of training. Often times, there are delays when creating your pay records, for various reasons. It is highly recommended that you have enough money set aside to pay all of your bills for up to a month in advance, in the event you do not get paid on time.
To ensure your record is built accurately and in a timely manner, please bring the following items to training:
An established checking account (IMPORTANT: You will ONLY get paid through Electronic Funds Transfer directly to your financial institution.)
Copy of Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
Copy of Birth Certificates for children (if applicable)
Completed & signed by financial institution Form 2231 (Direct Deposit Form found HERE)
Air Force Reserve (AFRES), Air National Guard (ANG), and Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) students should be paid by their home units before or after attending COT. To assist with the payment process, please out-process through your unit finance office prior to arriving to COT. Reservists, ANG, and IMAs may receive a $200 clothing allowance after serving 14 days on active duty and submitting proper paperwork. Upon arriving to COT, your orders will be certified by COT staff personnel. Fax your certified orders to your reserve pay office or finance office within 2 working days or 48 hours. (Further details will be given in briefings at COT.)
You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions about pay and allowances when the Accounting and Finance personnel meet with you during the first few days of training. Please prepare as much as you can by writing down your questions in advance.
You will be required to eat most meals at the dining facility while at COT. Active duty trainees will be issued an EZ pay card preloaded with approximately $300.00 (which will be deducted from your pay) to pay for meals at the dining facility. If you are not issued an EZ pay card, you will need small bills ($1s and $5s) to pay for your meals. Checks, travelers’ checks, and credit cards are NOT accepted. Approximate cost per meal is $2-$5. There will be times when meals in the dining facility are not feasible, for which purpose you are required to purchase approximately 10 Meals Ready to Eat (MRE's).
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