Pass and Review, LEAD, and A-Mountain

  Good Evening Pistoleros!! Finishing up our second to last week and approaching finals week let’s reflect over everything that has been happening for the last couple weeks! Week of April 10th: Pass and Review, Flyover, and the Joint Award Ceremony “The tradition of parading the Troops can be traced back to the time of…
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Trips to Fort Bliss

  We are almost done with the semester! Since last week our Air Force cadets from Detachment 505 took two different trips to Fort Bliss in El Paso. The first trip was over the weekend and some of our cadets played the opposition force or the “bad guys” for JLTX (Joint Leadership Training Exercise) as…
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Small Unit Tactics and ROTC Life

    We are more than half way done with the semester! This week the cadets had a day off of physical training in preparation for another unique Leadership Laboratory opportunity for Air Force ROTC at Detachment 505. Partnering with Army ROTC cadets and joined by Air Force Junior ROTC cadets from Mayfield and Alamogordo…
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Helicopters, SABCs, and More

We end our ninth week of ROTC for the semester the cadets continue to learn and grow. This week a special operations Colonel stopped by, the cadets showed their skills with SABCs during their weekly leadership laboratory, and our Blue Knights performed reveille at 0700 this morning. Thursday morning special a operations Colonel stopped by…
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GMC Takeover

Tonight marks the end of GMC Takeover. GMC (General Military Course) Takeover is a week where the second years learn what it is like to run the Detachment. They plan, coordinate, and keep the discipline. It is also the greatest week of the year for the upperclassmen to mess around. Their games are serious though, they…
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Senior NCO Panel and Dining Out

  This week ended quickly with the Senior NCO Panel and Dining Out! On Thursday we were greeted by four Chief Master Sergeants who gave advice to our future Second Lieutenants. They watched and critiqued the GMC while they performed group leadership projects. They also helped the POC preform mock counseling sessions. Their advice was on…
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Water Survival and Career Day

    Detachment 505 had a successful sixth week of the Spring 2017 semester, it started off with high intensity water survival training and ended with a exciting day learning about all the options that the Air Force has to offer. AFROTC Detachment 505 had  several cadets attend a Joint Combat Water Survival Training (CWST),…
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Morale Cookout

As this semester nears its end, the detachment held its last morale event, offering cadets an opportunity to unwind and have fun before they begin to ramp up their studying efforts in preparation for final exams. Morale events, which are held on a monthly basis, are run by the cadets and for the cadets. They…
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Fall 2016 A Mountain Run

At Leadership Laboratory 13 on 10 November 2016 the cadets of Detachment 505 completed this semester’s semiannual A Mountain run. This run went remarkably well with no cadets falling out on the steep ascent to the top of A Mountain. Reaching the peak first was cadre member Captain Vetri followed by Cadet Third Class Hernandez…
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Honor Flight Send-off

The cadets of Detachment 505 returned this year to show their respect and admiration for the those who served before them at the Honor Flight send off on September 30th at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Over 30 cadets were in attendance to honor veterans that fought for our country. This was an excellent…
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