CCT/Newcomer's Instructions


On behalf of Commander, Colonel Michael Hough, Welcome to Air Force ROTC at Detachment 890. First, Thank you for your interest in the program, as well as your potential desire to be an officer in the United States Air Force. The first step in your journey starts in just a few short months. Summer Cadet Candidate Training, or CCT, is a voluntary, but HIGHLY recommended, 3-day orientation program, where you will gain basic AF knowledge, form bonds with your fellow cadet candidates, and fill out all mandatory paperwork necessary to administratively in-process into the unit. Those who don’t complete CCT won’t officially become cadets or get issued uniforms until they’ve mastered the basics taught during this course. It is much easier to learn this information during the summer with all your Wingmen than during the school year when you’re already behind. That said, CCT is voluntary—you won’t be penalized if you cannot make it. CCT happens on-site at each campus except for PVCC. PVCC candidates will follow UVA reporting times and locations. Note: this year the THIRD DAY is voluntary, meant for team building and leadership reflection.

Your first step is to head over to the Program Info section and thoroughly read all sections to know what we expect of you in this program.

Then, fill out the Newcomer Info form with all your pertinent data and make sure to use your school email address.

Additionally, please review the Inprocessing Required Documents section closely. You will find a list of documents that you are required to fill out and bring with you PHYSICAL COPIES to CCT. We are preparing for another year of amazing growth in the detachment, so please ensure you have everything ready to go prior to your arrival. We take physical fitness very seriously in the detachment, so please don’t come horribly out of shape; it will be a miserable fall semester if you do. All new arrivals who do not have a completed/approved DoD Medical Evaluation Review Board physical MUST have a current sports physical, completed on the Form 28 and signed by your physician. If you do not have a valid AFROTC Form 28 sports physical, you will NOT be allowed to do any training with us. Also, you will be required to take a Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) during CCT, so come prepared. Review the PFA scores sheets in our Program Info Physical Fitness section so you can be training for perfect scores now. In the event COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, we will proceed with conducting our orientation program through virtual means, so please monitor our website for updates.

Also, ensure you are enrolled into the correct courses before the semester begins. The course codes are under Program Info under AIRS Freshman course codes.

You will also need to create a WINGS Account prior to CCT.  WINGS is the official database for AFROTC, and your account is vital to all the administrative processes necessary to qualify you for entry into AFROTC and the USAF/USSF.  Please follow the directions in the Cadet Inprocessing WINGS Account Creation PowerPoint under the Inprocessing Section and answer ALL the questions.  NOTE:  Make sure you use your university email address (the one ending in .edu) and NOT your personal email.

CCT dates and Commanders for each of our universities is as follows:

Lead CCT Cadet Commander William Brinkley and Lead CCT Deputy Cadet Commander Andrew Verdin

  • Liberty University – 18-21 August, Cadet Commander Evangeline Forister
  • James Madison University – 19-22 August, Cadet Commander Jonathan Owen
  • UVA and PVCC – 16-19 August, Cadet Commander Jessica Bachman

Early Move-In should already be approved for candidates attending Summer CCT. Verify with your registrar and if there is any problems, reach out to your respective commander and notify them.

Reporting Times and Locations for first day of CCT (TD-0) - Inprocessing

Inprocessing will be divided into 4 time blocks starting with the first letter of your last name. See the chart below for directions. There will be an informational meeting after inprocessing starting promptly at 1600, along with a Parent-Commander Q&A session.

School Name Date Location/Directions Last Name: A-G Last Name: H-N  Last Name: O-U  Last Name: V-Z 
Liberty 18 August DeMoss Hall, Room 1286 1300-1345 1345-1430 1430-1515 1515-1600
JMU 19 August Madison Union 404 1300-1345 1345-1430 1430-1515 1515-1600
UVA 16 August Chemistry Engineering Building, Room 005 1300-1345 1345-1430 1430-1515 1515-1600

For UVA Astronomy Building AFROTC offices, Look for the American flag in the parking lot and enter through those doors.

Inprocessing paperwork must be printed out and in-hand. Remember, you will not be permitted to attend CCT if you do not have a valid Form 28/Sports Physical signed by a physician. Parents may accompany their candidates for a Q&A session with Colonel Hough.

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