Challenge to be annual event for ROTC cadets


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May 5, 2007

Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., hosted the first Props and Wings Challenge on Tuesday, a test of ROTC cadets’ mental and physical abilities that will become an annual event.

The challenge followed 27 days of intense field training and classroom instruction for the 330 rising college juniors in attendance. The event drew cadets from universities across the country and will be a future test for cadets who wish to receive a commission, organizers said, similar to the watershed challenges held in basic military training....


Brig. Gen. Alfred Flowers, Air Force Officer Accessions and Training commander, pins the Prop and Wings pin on Cadet Group Commander Jefre Potterbaum (right) and Deputy Group Commander Ashley Currie on July 17 at the conclusion of the Prop and Wings Challenge at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. The challenge tested more than 330 cadets with mental and physical activities during the 27-day field training event.