Develop the Best to Lead the Rest!

Welcome to the home of Detachment 685, "The Flying Beavs". Here you can find information about Detachment 685 and the AFROTC program at Oregon State University.

Who We Are.

Since 1949, Detachment 685 has prepared Oregon State University students for service in the US Air Force. We were recognized as one of the top ten Air Force ROTC detachments in November 2010, continuing our tradition of excellence. Our cadets excel in training, and our alumni make a profound difference every day.

What We Do.

We train prospective Air Force & Space Force officers for jobs including, but not limited to, pilots, navigators, doctors, engineers, scientists and nurses. Two-, three- and four-year programs are available for motivated and capable cadets. If you succeed, you will earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the best Air Force on the planet.