What is Officer Training School?

The purpose of Officer Training School is to train and commission new officers to fulfill Air Force active duty, Reserve and Guard requirements, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Typically an interested member will go through a boards process to get accepted into OTS, with the process normally being started by a recruiter.

How long is OTS?

The program length consists of 30 hours of prerequisite distance learning and eight weeks of military training and leadership development with its location at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The goal of this training is to instill high standards of conduct and provide officer trainees with the essential military knowledge and skills needed for effective performance as Air Force leaders.

What do I need to pack for OTS?

It's all here based on the official reporting instructions and recommendations of OTS grads.

What if I run out of something while at OTS?

Most of the required and recommended items can be purchased at the Shoppette on base, should you run out of toiletries or forget a uniform item. Make sure you arrive with enough to get you through few weeks, as your class may not be able to visit the Shoppette for a few weeks.

Can I get alterations or dry cleaning done at OTS?

Yes, you can have alterations and dry cleaning done at OTS. However, they can take some time, so plan accordingly. There are irons and ironing boards in each dorm room.

How much civilian clothing should I bring?

2 Days worth should be enough. Don't bother to bring an extra pair of shoes, just report in wearing Khakis, Polo, and your PT sneakers.

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