New Cadet Orientation

START HERE to begin the application process…

Step 1: Create WINGS account to submit application.

       Follow the step-by-step instructions in the WINGS Application Guide to aid you in creating a WINGS account. Click on the following link to access the Holm Center WINGS Portal. You MUST input all pertinent information, uploaded all required documents and answer prior to New Cadet Orientation.

Step 2: Read the New Cadet Welcome Packet AY 2019-2020 to familiarize yourself with our program

Step 3: Schedule an appointment with your medical provider and take the Air Force Form 28 Sports Physical with you.  This document should be filled out and signed by your medical provider prior to attending New Cadet Orientation.  This application step is paid for by you! 

Step 4: Register for the appropriate NMSU or UTEP Aerospace Studies class:

  • Fall Semester
    • AS100 (Freshmen): NMSU AERO 121, UTEP AS 1231
    • AS250 (Sophomores): NMSU AERO 121 & AERO 221, UTEP AS 1231 & AS 2231
  • Spring Semester
    • AS100 (Freshmen): NMSU AERO 122, UTEP AS 1232

Step 5: Attend New Cadet Orientation, it is not mandatory, but it gives new cadets and parents a chance to meet the AFROTC cadre, staff and other cadets in the cadet corps. You can ask any questions that haven’t already been addressed and you will be provided with detailed instructions about our requirements and standards of personal conduct. Parents are welcome to come to the Q&A portion of the morning but not required. There are several forms that we will also go through and ask you to sign stating that you understand our policies and that you meet the eligibility requirements to become an Air Force Officer. 

New Cadet Orientation for AY 2019-2020

Fall 2019 – Tuesday, 20 August (8am-4pm)

Location: Hardman-Jacobs Learning Center, Room 125 and 126. Hardman-Jacobs Learning Center is located near the NMSU Horseshoe, but if you have trouble finding it, stop by the AFROTC office in Young Hall and we can escort you to the building. Give us a call at (575) 646-2136.

Spring 2019 – Tuesday, 21 January (8am-4pm)

Location: To be determine. Until a location is determined, you may stop by the AFROTC office in Young Hall and we will help you. Give us a call at (575) 646-2136.

Items to Bring if you Attend

Personal computer or tablet (if available)
Birth Certificate
Social Security Card
Selective Service Number (18+ year old males only)
ACT/SAT scores (online printout is ok)
Any previous college transcripts
If you attended High School JROTC bring your certificate of completion
or High School transcript
Any Civil Air Patrol or Eagle Scout awards
If you ever received a Department of Defense DODMERB exam, bring the results
(For many of you, this DODMERB exam will be not applicable if you’ve never
applied to a service academy or if you were never in the military)


I don’t have some/any of the items above, what do I do?

Missing some of the above items will delay your in-processing in becoming a cadet. It is in your best interest to ensure all material required is present on the day of the New Cadet Orientation. If you are missing items, you will not be considered a cadet until all items are turned in. This means you cannot engage in physical training with us. The sooner you have all materials submitted, the faster we can make you part of our team!