Air Force ROTC Detachment 465

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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is an introductory training event focused on preparing new students for success in AFROTC. This year, NSO will be held on Friday, 23 August at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln while the first day of training will begin Tuesday 27 August.  

NSO gives cadets insight into what it is like to be in Air Force ROTC, as well as teach the basics of military life, and introduce them to the vast opportunities available as they work towards becoming an officer in the world’s greatest Air Force. NSO also helps cadets transition from being a high school student to a college student, and will provide tips and advice from upperclassmen on managing the demands of academics, ROTC, and the host of other extracurricular activities the schools offer. NSO is an incredible opportunity to meet other new cadets and get a head start into the first semester.

If you plan on joining the program beginning in the Fall 2024, make sure to Register ASAP! 

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Leaders aren't born. They're made in Air Force ROTC. At Detachment 465, we develop the leaders of tomorrow by preparing them to become officers in the US Air and Space Force while earning a college degree. 

In AFROTC, you'll not only build lifelong friendships, but you may also have the opportunity to pay for school through our scholarship programs.  At this award-winning detachment located on a Big Ten campus, discover how your unique skills and specialized education can help your career that is waiting for you after graduation. 

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Career of your Dreams

Our program delivers 100% job placement rate post graduation. Whether your dream is to fly, become a lawyer, academia, work with innovative technology, or practice medicine, our students are successful at obtaining their personal goals and ambitions.

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Best College for Veterans

Nebraska is consistently ranked among the top 30 U.S. universities for supporting veterans and their dependents.

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Scholarship Money

100% of all qualified AFROTC cadets will be granted a CMLA scholarship. 

Additionally, all out-of-state ROTC students pay the same net tuition as Nebraska residents through the Husker Salute Scholarship

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Learn to Fly

Earn thousands of dollars and take advantage of the many opportunities to gain real-world flight experiences

Learn more about specialized classes and flying opportunities

There is No Place Like Det 465

Detachment 465 at University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a rich history of people, ideas and legacy, 
written over more than 70 years. Flying Huskers have done, and continue to do, 
amazing things to advance our nation and the world. Here are just a few.

Paths for Every Passion

How do you want to create your future? Learn by doing. Skip entry level and go straight to management. Develop essential leadership skills. Travel the world. Learn to Fly. Climb to new heights. Prepare for grad school. No matter your goals, Detachment 465 is here to help you reach them and do B1G things.

University of Nebraska has nine academic colleges that offer a broad range of options with the chance to shape your own path to a Nebraska degree. Not sure you’re ready to choose? We can help! A large number of students work one-on-one with a professional advisor in our Explore Center to make the most of each semester and to choose the best major.




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Find Your Law Degree

Reach New Heights

Prepare For Your Career

Get hands on training and develop essential career skills. We will support you every step of the way of your professional success. 

Explore the Different Types of Air and Space Force Careers

Make Lifelong Friendships

Make meaningful relationships with faculty who care about you ad peers you can rely on and bond with your future brothers and sisters in arms. 

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Meet Academic Goals

Customize Big Ten academics and specialty programs to build a solid foundation for your career or potential graduate school. 

Explore the Many Majors UNL Offers


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"I am very prepared for my career as a nurse only because of the training and resources I gained through ROTC. The training environment has prepared me to be able to adapt to new challenges and lead in high-intensity situations."

2Lt Ethan VanEnkevort (2024), Medical Surgical Nurse (46N), Nursing Major

"AFROTC presented me with continuous challenges that helped shape me into a stronger individual... The constant support and guidance from my cadre and fellow cadets motivated me to constantly strive for self-improvement."

2Lt Markus Case (2023), Pilot (92T), Mechanical Engineering major

Read what Lt Case is up to now




“If you have a dream job, a really good way to figure out how to get there is to research the folks in those roles and learn the paths they took...And one of the things that kept coming up in my research was the JAG Corps, so I came here with a number one goal of becoming a JAG officer.”

2Lt Grant Jones (2024), Judge Advocate (51J), Law School
Read more about Lt Jones' story

Student at Nearby College?

You can join AFROTC at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and still attend your college full time! 

UNL has a "cross town agreement" with Concordia University, Doane University, Nebraska Wesleyan

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If you have questions about the Air Force ROTC program or navigating the application process, contact us.

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