Message from the Wing Commander

Welcome to the Flying Jayhawk Wing, AFROTC Detachment 280 at the University of Kansas. As a cadet in the Flying Jayhawk Wing you'll be afforded amazing opportunities to grow and develop mentally and physically. You'll not only develop the leadership skills needed for your entry into the world's greatest Air Force, but you'll have a rewarding college experience as well.

Once a week you'll have the opportunity to wear the uniform and train to become a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. You'll work out with your peers two or three times a week and have the opportunity to be a part of some great organizations, such as Arnold Air Society or Drill Team. There are also opportunities to participate in orientation flights, base visits, and other activities that will help you get a feel for the Air Force.

Soon, you'll find yourself leading other cadets in field exercises, working out at challenging physical training sessions, cheering on the Jayhawk basketball team, going to class, and hanging out with friends, all in the same week! You'll make friends that last a lifetime and be a part of some great KU traditions along the way. Being a part of the Flying Jayhawk Wing is exciting, challenging, fun, and it's well worth it!

Please explore our website. If you are in Lawrence, stop by the Military Science Building and check us out. There are usually plenty of cadets in our cadet lounge, and any of them would be more than willing to chat with you. If you have more specific questions about our program (scholarships, requirements, etc.), please contact us at afrotc@ku.edu1. I hope to see you soon as a member of our wing. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!



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Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times


current as of January 12, 2016