TD-0 (New Student Orientation)

Training Day Zero (TD-0) is an orientation program that can help you be begin to your experience as a cadet on the right foot. Attendance is voluntary, but it is a great way to learn about Air Force ROTC before classes start and will teach you the basics needed to perform well as a new cadet. It will also help you feel more prepared and informed about AFROTC in general. Throughout the course of the program you will be taught basic drill movements, learn how to wear your uniform, experience your first physical training (PT) session, and meet many of your fellow cadets. TD-0 is run by sophomore cadets who will show you the ropes and be a major source of information and assistance during your first year.

TD-0 will occur on Friday and Saturday (18 & 19 Aug 2023) of Boiler Gold Rush (BGR). We would still encourage you to attend as much of BGR as you can.  To confirm your attendance at TD-0, please fill out the online RSVP Form by 21 July 2023 (see link below)



For new cadets

Bring the following to TD-0: 

  • Sports Physical (filled out and signed by physician. You will not be able to participate in physical training without a completed sports physical.)
  • State certified birth certificate with raised seal or proof of US citizenship if born abroad (original only, will be copied and returned)
  • Social Security Card (original only, will be copied and returned)
  • Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout, Girl Scout, or Cadet Senior Scout with Gold Palm Award paperwork (if applicable--original only, will be copied and returned)
  • Civil Air Patrol Award--Billy Mitchell Award, Amelia Earhart Award, Carl Spaatz Award (if applicable--original only, will be copied and returned)
  • Private Pilot's license (if applicable)
  • JROTC certificate of completion and Letter from JROTC Commander (if applicable--should contain amount of time in program and be on official JROTC letterhead signed by JROTC commander)
  • If your parents/legal guardians are current or prior military please bring the following information: branch, highest rank held, and time in service
  • Selective Service Card (males only - 18 yrs or older) or registration number
  • Name and address of any law enforcement offices that issued you a ticket or fined you, and also the dates of the incident(s)

For cadets who have been awarded an Air Force ROTC scholarship

Bring all the items above plus the Direct Deposit Form. We would also like you to review the following documents (with your parents/guardians if possible) to understand your Air Force obligations once activating your scholarship. You simply need to review the documents. We will go over all the documents and complete signatures during TD-0. 


Scholarship documents description

Scholarship Statement of Understanding


Pre Enlistment Briefing

AFROTC 1056 (if under the age of 18 prior to 19 August please contact the detachment so the proper accommodations can be made) 

Physical Fitness

There is a level of physical fitness which is expected of all of the cadets in AFROTC. To help you meet these standards and hopefully exceed them, we have included a Six-Week Physical Training Regimen to prepare you physically before the program begins.

This page current as of July 05, 2023