Detachment 195, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps

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AFROTC Detachment 195 is located on the south side of Chicago hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). We were established on 9 May 1951 and have graduated hundreds of officers into a variety of career fields over the years. With almost one hundred active cadets, our detachment works hard to produce the best officers for the greatest Air Force in the world: United States Air Force.

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The last full training day of our semester arrived! To finish out this year strong, the freshman cadets were taught basi...
04/26/2021

The last full training day of our semester arrived! To finish out this year strong, the freshman cadets were taught basic first aid by our resident nurse-in-training C/Col Jakubowski. After that, they moved onto small unit tactics and, finally, an introduction to squadron marching.
Our Sophomore cadets started the day practicing squadron marching together one last time. Afterwards it was all about Field Training preparation with a Field Training Manual Kahoot, a written exam, and a panel with the Junior and Senior cadets discussing their Field Training experiences.

With only a few weeks left in the semester, the Warhawks are kicking training into high gear! With the last Lead Lab, we...
04/19/2021

With only a few weeks left in the semester, the Warhawks are kicking training into high gear! With the last Lead Lab, we began with Squadron Marching and Reveille and Retreat. Then, cadets ran through a tactical scenario. Our sophomore cadets did a great job preparing for Field Training this summer!

The Det 195 Warhawks held our eleventh Leadership Lab of the semester, and completed a variety of training exercises. Th...
04/14/2021

The Det 195 Warhawks held our eleventh Leadership Lab of the semester, and completed a variety of training exercises. The day started off with a drill review while the middle section of training tested cadets’ leadership skills in various Group Leadership Projects and tactical scenarios. The day ended with cadets conducting Flight Drill Evaluations.

In our 10th Leadership Lab, Detachment 195 came together to train squadron marching and road guard procedures. April foo...
04/06/2021

In our 10th Leadership Lab, Detachment 195 came together to train squadron marching and road guard procedures. April fooled us by bringing some extra cold weather and harsh winds leading to indoor training this week. The cadets adapted well and completed another excellent training day!

This week Det 195 was able to train outside for the first time this semester! By taking advantage of the space, we focus...
03/29/2021

This week Det 195 was able to train outside for the first time this semester! By taking advantage of the space, we focused training on Guidon Bearer procedures and flight marching. Not running into walls every 5 paces was quite the luxury!

This weekend we also held our first Dining In in over a year! The flights brought great skits and used the rare chance to make fun of the upperclassmen and cadre!

Detachment 195 came back from our Spring Break to the always fun Warrior Day! Flights competed in several competitions t...
03/23/2021

Detachment 195 came back from our Spring Break to the always fun Warrior Day! Flights competed in several competitions to earn the ultimate bragging rights!

Competition rounds included a Group Leadership Project to make shapes out of a rope with their eyes closed, Air Force Jeopardy, Cadet “Guess Who?”, and a PT competition! Congratulations to the Charlie Flight Chimps for not monkeying around and bringing their “A”pe game to win the competition!

Finally, a special congratulations to our 5 cadets selected for the You Can Fly program and our 2 cadets selected for Project Global Officer!

This week, the First Year cadets continued Advanced Drill Practice and applied their skills to a Group Leadership Projec...
02/28/2021

This week, the First Year cadets continued Advanced Drill Practice and applied their skills to a Group Leadership Project. Preparation for Field Training was in full swing as cadets covered important competencies they will perform such as Drill Evaluations, Dorm Maintenance, and Dining Facility Procedures.

This week, Detachment 195 didn't let Chicago's cold or snow stop us from bringing out our short sleeved blues for the Op...
02/22/2021

This week, Detachment 195 didn't let Chicago's cold or snow stop us from bringing out our short sleeved blues for the Open Ranks Inspection. After the first inspection of the semester, cadets continued training drill and ceremonies; the first-year cadets conducted an intro to Flight Drill Evaluations and the Field Training prep cadets performed detail marching. We finished out the day with our weekly PT session.

In our fourth Leadership Lab of the semester cadets honed their drill and ceremonies skills. IMT cadets focused on basic...
02/16/2021

In our fourth Leadership Lab of the semester cadets honed their drill and ceremonies skills. IMT cadets focused on basic drill while the FTP cadets practiced advanced drill. Finally, all cadets practiced Open Ranks Inspection to prepare for next week...

Det 195 started February off strong! We successfully held our first in-person training of the semester. Cadets were able...
02/07/2021

Det 195 started February off strong! We successfully held our first in-person training of the semester. Cadets were able to practice drill and tactics together in various scenarios.

A special congratulations to C/Peinado for contracting! An exciting mile marker in a cadet's career!

Finally, we held our first morale event - virtual Air Force Jeopardy! Cadets competed for honor, glory, and most importantly, bragging rights! C/Chrest dominated the competition, but everyone had a great time!

Last week we held another successful virtual Lead Lab. Prior to training, cadets researched Air Force assets and compete...
02/03/2021

Last week we held another successful virtual Lead Lab. Prior to training, cadets researched Air Force assets and competed in a Kahoot to test that knowledge. Then they applied that knowledge and critical thinking to work in a fictional wargaming scenario with some cadets acting as Red Country and some as Blue Country

Our first Lead Lab of the Semester! Started this Spring on Zoom briefing the semester, setting expectations, and recitin...
01/23/2021

Our first Lead Lab of the Semester! Started this Spring on Zoom briefing the semester, setting expectations, and reciting our honor code.

Congratulations and best of luck to our new Cadet Wing Commander Elise Jakubowski!
#AFROTC #det195 #leadership #chicago #honorcode

On November 19, Detachment 195 held its Thirteenth Leadership Laboratory of the semester. Activities included drill prac...
11/23/2020

On November 19, Detachment 195 held its Thirteenth Leadership Laboratory of the semester. Activities included drill practice for the IMT, Field Training Preparation for the FTP, and a Chain of Command briefing and Kahoot.

On November 7, Detachment held its Flight Leadership Exercise at Pratts Wayne Woods. Cadets received training on land na...
11/16/2020

On November 7, Detachment held its Flight Leadership Exercise at Pratts Wayne Woods. Cadets received training on land navigation, base assault, and drill.

We will be holding a virtual informational session on November 13 at 1230. Interested students can sign up for the event...
11/09/2020

We will be holding a virtual informational session on November 13 at 1230. Interested students can sign up for the event using the QR code in the image below.

We will be holding a virtual informational session on November 13 at 1230. Interested students can sign up for the event using the QR code in the image below.

On October 29, Detachment 195 held a virtual Halloween party. Activities included a costume contest, Halloween Kahoot, s...
11/02/2020

On October 29, Detachment 195 held a virtual Halloween party. Activities included a costume contest, Halloween Kahoot, scavenger hunt, and among us.

Congratulations to C/3C Petrik for receiving the AFROTC You Can Fly Scholarship! The You Can Fly Scholarship provides $3...
10/25/2020

Congratulations to C/3C Petrik for receiving the AFROTC You Can Fly Scholarship! The You Can Fly Scholarship provides $3,500 to AFROTC Cadets for flight training.

Congratulations to Cadet Pramuka, who contracted in person on October 8, and to Cadets Cassem and Kim, who contracted vi...
10/14/2020

Congratulations to Cadet Pramuka, who contracted in person on October 8, and to Cadets Cassem and Kim, who contracted virtually on October 9! All three cadets are Type 1 High School Scholarship recipients.

On October 11, Detachment 195 held a paintball morale event. Cadets were split into two teams and competed against each ...
10/14/2020

On October 11, Detachment 195 held a paintball morale event. Cadets were split into two teams and competed against each other in several games.

On October 8, Detachment 195 held its Mid-Semester Awards Ceremony, Congratulations to the cadets who won the following ...
10/12/2020

On October 8, Detachment 195 held its Mid-Semester Awards Ceremony, Congratulations to the cadets who won the following awards.
AS 100 of the Mid-Semester: C/4C Rohmann
AS 200 of the Mid-Semester: C/3C Franchi
AS 300 of the Mid-Semester: C/Capt Mathis
AS 400 of the Mid-Semester: C/Maj Jakubowski
GMC of the Mid-Semester: C/3C Kim
POC of the Mid-Semester: C/Capt Bird
Wing Staff Award: C/1st Lt McMahon
Fastest 2K Run Time: C/4C Cassem
Fastest 5K Run Time: C/4C Weyer
Fastest 10K Run Time: C/4C Trujillo
Fastest Half-Marathon Run Time: C/3C Petrik

On October 1, Detachment 195 cadets were tested on their ability to lead drill in Flight Drill Evaluations.
10/04/2020

On October 1, Detachment 195 cadets were tested on their ability to lead drill in Flight Drill Evaluations.

Congratulations to Cadet Pruss, Cadet Whitlatch, and Cadet Uebelher, who all contracted on September 17!
09/23/2020

Congratulations to Cadet Pruss, Cadet Whitlatch, and Cadet Uebelher, who all contracted on September 17!

On September 17, Detachment 195 celebrated the Air Force's 73rd birthday with cupcakes and a kickball tournament. C/Rohm...
09/23/2020

On September 17, Detachment 195 celebrated the Air Force's 73rd birthday with cupcakes and a kickball tournament. C/Rohmann, being the youngest cadet in the detachment, had the honor of cutting the first cupcake.

Congratulations to Cadet Aidan Powers who contracted on August 28! He is a Four Year Type 1 CPSLCS scholarship recipient...
09/15/2020

Congratulations to Cadet Aidan Powers who contracted on August 28! He is a Four Year Type 1 CPSLCS scholarship recipient!

On September 12, Detachment 195 had its first special event of the year, Rising Warhawk Weekend. Activities included GLP...
09/15/2020

On September 12, Detachment 195 had its first special event of the year, Rising Warhawk Weekend. Activities included GLPs, training on 4 man teams, and room clearing.

This morning, Detachment 195 held a special PT session in remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11. Eac...
09/11/2020

This morning, Detachment 195 held a special PT session in remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11. Each set of workouts was designed to represent the events of 9/11.

The Workout was:

 In 8 minutes 45 seconds...as many reps as possible of:
o 9 burpees
o 11 weighted or unweighted squats
o This time represents the time AA Flight 11 crashed into North Tower.

 In 9 minutes 3 seconds
o 9 hand release push-ups
o 11 sit-ups
o This time represents the time UA Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower

 In 9 minutes 37 seconds
o 9 weighted or unweighted lunges
o 11 - 10 m shuttle sprints
o This time represents the time AA Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon

 For 10 minutes and 3 seconds
o Plank - Every time you drop, 5 burpees.
o This time represents the time UA flight 93 crashed in PA after the passengers heroically fought back.

On September 3, Detachment 195 held its second Leadership Laboratory of the semester. Cadets received training on Revill...
09/06/2020

On September 3, Detachment 195 held its second Leadership Laboratory of the semester. Cadets received training on Reville and Retreat as well as being briefed on upcoming events and taking part in a training review Kahoot.

On August 27, Detachment 195 had its first Leadership Laboratory of the Fall 2020 semester. Cadets were briefed on the e...
08/30/2020

On August 27, Detachment 195 had its first Leadership Laboratory of the Fall 2020 semester. Cadets were briefed on the expectations for the semester, the cadet honor code, physical training, and recruiting.

On Wednesday, 19 August the incoming freshman class was introduced to the Cadet Wing Commander, along with additional se...
08/22/2020

On Wednesday, 19 August the incoming freshman class was introduced to the Cadet Wing Commander, along with additional senior Cadets, and Cadre in the New Student Orientation Program(NSOP) which is held every Fall for new Cadets. The Cadets were given valuable information about what they can expect in their first year as an Air Force Cadet and their AFROTC career as a whole. This Fall they will start the journey leading to the goal of pinning on the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Aim High Airmen!

Former SSgt Josiah Wainman, Scholarships for Outstanding Airmen (SOAR) selectee, contracted to become part of the AFROTC...
08/19/2020

Former SSgt Josiah Wainman, Scholarships for Outstanding Airmen (SOAR) selectee, contracted to become part of the AFROTC program and Det 195 today. Welcome to the Warhawk family!

Scholarships for Outstanding Airmen to ROTC (SOAR) is a program that allows MAJCOM, Field Operating Agencies (FOA), and Direct Reporting Unit (DRU) commanders to select or nominate active duty Airmen for AFROTC scholarships and provides for their discharge from active duty to enter the AFROTC program under scholarship.

05/01/2020

Here are a few great moments from our Spring 2020 semester! Well done Warhawks - ICE COLD!

Today we concluded our Spring 2020 semester! This term has been filled with multiple obstacles that our cadets continue ...
05/01/2020

Today we concluded our Spring 2020 semester! This term has been filled with multiple obstacles that our cadets continue to persevere through. With the transition into virtual training, we had Warhawks all across the USA participating and eager to train.

Congratulations to Cadet Lutz for being selected as the Fall 2020 Wing Commander and to Cadet Wendlberger as the Vice Wing Commander! We are excited to see you gentlemen continue to lead Detachment 195 to success.

Lastly, we would like to say good luck and thank you to our departing AS 400s.

Detachment 195 sent a group of cadets to the Notre Dame Flying Irish tournament this past weekend. They competed against...
02/10/2020

Detachment 195 sent a group of cadets to the Notre Dame Flying Irish tournament this past weekend. They competed against ROTC programs all over the country!

On February 1st, Detachment 195 held its annual JROTC drill competition. The competition was held at Lewis University, a...
02/03/2020

On February 1st, Detachment 195 held its annual JROTC drill competition. The competition was held at Lewis University, and showcased the greatest cadets in drill and ceremony that Chicagoland had to offer!

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AFROTC Detachment 195 is located on the south side of Chicago hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Lewis University (LU). We were established on 9 May 1951 and have graduated hundreds of officers into a variety of career fields over the years. With almost one hundred active cadets, our detachment works hard to produce the best officers for the greatest Air Force in the world: United States Air Force.

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