Air Force ROTC

Missouri S&T cadet named Air Force ROTC All-American 2021

Posted by on November 18, 2021

Ean Buffington, an aerospace engineering major from Jackson, Missouri, has been named the Navy Federal Credit Union Air Force ROTC All-American for 2021. Buffington, a cadet in S&T’s Air Force ROTC program, was chosen from more than 300 others who were nominated by ROTC programs across the country. He receives $6,500 scholarship, and his S&T detachment receives $5,000.

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Adapting, working hard and growing along the way

Posted by on November 10, 2021

While driving to Rolla to visit Missouri S&T, Ean Buffington, now 22, received an email notifying him that he’d received a national Air Force ROTC scholarship covering all tuition plus a stipend for books and living expenses. Last month, four years after that campus visit, Buffington was named one of 15 finalists for the ROTC All-Americans for 2021.

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Missouri S&T sends two teams to ROTC Ranger Challenge

Posted by on October 6, 2021

Twenty-one ROTC students from Missouri S&T will head to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, on Friday, Oct. 15, to push themselves to the limits in a three-day competition against teams from seven other Midwestern universities. The team that wins the ROTC Ranger Challenge will advance to the broader regional round.

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Missouri S&T ROTC groups to participate in Sept. 11 event

Posted by on September 7, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 11, Missouri S&T’s Air Force and Army ROTC groups will join local emergency services members and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) at a public memorial service honoring the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

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Missouri S&T student receives scholarship to study Russian

Posted by on April 15, 2021

Samuel Araujo, a senior in engineering management at Missouri S&T, will spend the summer studying Russian through Indiana University after winning a Project GO scholarship.

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Mathematics major first S&T graduate to commission into US Space Force

Posted by on January 28, 2021

Cory Chafin has become the first graduate of Missouri S&T to commission into the United States Space Force, the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces that was established Dec. 20, 2019.

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Missouri S&T ROTC groups to commemorate Sept. 11

Posted by on September 2, 2020

Missouri S&T’s Air Force and Army ROTC groups will hold a joint ceremony at noon Friday, Sept. 11, near the flagpole outside Harris Hall on the Missouri S&T campus. This month marks 19 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

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New commander leads Missouri S&T Air Force ROTC with focus on inclusion

Posted by on August 20, 2020

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel C. Willis has been named commander and professor of aerospace studies to lead the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (Air Force ROTC) Detachment 442 Cadre at Missouri S&T.

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The sky is no limit

Posted by on July 21, 2020

Danielle Gines comes from a musical family in Bunker Hill, Ill., and she is always singing. But it was her interest in science and aviation that drew the Illinois transfer student to Missouri S&T and the Air Force ROTC program. “I have a passion for anything related to air and space and flight,” says Gines, […]

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U.S. Air Force commander to present leadership strategies for uncertain times in Missouri S&T webinar

Posted by on April 30, 2020

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Samuel “Bo” Mahaney, chief of staff of Air Mobility Command (AMC), will present a live webinar titled “Leadership in Turbulent Times” at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 8. The virtual event, hosted by Missouri S&T, is open to the campus community and the general public.

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