Det 590 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (aka Blue Heaven) invites you to take control of your future, do something amazing and join the ranks of the men and women of the United States Air Force.
Our exceptional cadets coupled with the superior instruction and guidance from our cadre has given Detachment 590 the honor of being the best small detachment in the country by winning the 2013 “Right of Line Award” as well as 2013 and 2014 (back-to-back) winner for the southeast region. This award is given out annually to the small detachment in the Air Force who best excels in the areas of “Training, Education, Recruiting and Retention, University and Public Relations, and Cadet Activities.” Our cadet wing will continue to plan exciting events that develop leadership skills and create an environment to build camaraderie and lasting friendships. Come and join our team!
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A Message from the Det 590 Commander
Thank you for visiting the home page for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Det 590 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We seek to fill our nation’s requirements for future Air Force leaders by providing students the opportunity to achieve their goals in an exciting and honorable profession. As a cadet you will experience training in leadership, officership, and physical fitness while gaining an understanding of Air Force life and culture. The Air Force has over 40 career fields from which to choose and assignment locations around the world.
AFROTC scholarships are available to high school seniors as well as to currently enrolled students. Please visit the main AFROTC web page for more information (http://www.afrotc.com). Non-cadet freshmen and sophomores can also enroll in an AFROTC class to check out our program with no obligation.
UNC-Chapel Hill is consistently rated one of our nation’s top public universities and a “best buy.” The combination of AFROTC and a Carolina education is hard to beat. Please contact Captain Henry Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 962-2074 for more information.
John W. Collins, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF