Cadets at Detachment 685, attend three physical training sessions each week, with a focus on training cardio, upper body, and lower body.

Cadets also go to Leadership Laboratory every Thursday, where they learn fundamental Air Force leadership as well as proficiencies in Drill and Ceremonies, Small Unit Tactics, Land Navigation, Medical Training, and much more!

Outside of mandatory training there are several cadet-run extracurricular activities available to the Flying Beavs of Det 685.

Arnold Air Society

Oregon State University is the home of the 1st Lt James L. Badley Squadron of Arnold Air Society.

AAS is a professional, honorary, service society where cadets work to help their community and hone their leadership abilities.



Special Tactics Instructional Group

Oregon State University is also home to the Special Tactics Instructional Group "Phantoms", or STIG.

STIG hosts several classes each term, covering Physical Training, Medical Training, Land Navigation, and Firearms Training. These classes supplement the official AFROTC training and go deeper into some of the topics covered during Leadership Laboratory.


Silver Talons Drill Team

The Silver Talons Drill Team is an excellent way to hone your discipline, teamwork, attention to detail, and many other skills vital to becoming a leader.

Silver Talons performs at a variety of sporting, alumni, and veteran's events throughout the year. Additionally, Silver Talons goes to San Diego for the Southern California Invitational Drill Meet every February.

I5 Space 

I5 Space is a national student organization that operates in conjunction with the U.S. Space Force's Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM).

I5 works with the Space Force to provide Cadets with education, training, and professional development to those that are interested in pursuing a career in the United States Space Force.