USAF junior ROTC Flight Academy a success for TROY, partners and high school cadets

The Air Force hopes its Junior ROTC Flight Academy will address the shortage of both commercial and military pilots. (TROY photo/Joey Meredith)

The Air Force hopes its Junior ROTC Flight Academy will address the shortage of both commercial and military pilots. (TROY photo/Joey Meredith)

For the second year, TROY and SkyWarrior teamed up over the summer to host the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Flight Academy.

SkyWarrior, the Pensacola-based flight school the University partners with for its Aviation Operations minor, delivered the training to 10 high school students from across the nation and from Puerto Rico.

Through the…

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Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Boutwell named Senior Vice Chancellor at Troy University

Troy University alumnus and retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard H. Boutwell will begin his new role with the University effective Jan. 1.

Troy University alumnus and retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard H. Boutwell will begin his new role with the University effective Jan. 1.

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard H. Boutwell, a 1991 Troy University alumnus, has been named the University’s Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement effective Jan. 1. His new role will include responsibility for governmental relations, development/alumni affairs, public affairs and strategic oversight of the University’s relationship with all branches of the military services.

A native…

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TROY to pay tribute to military during Nov. 12 football game against Army

Active duty and veterans of the Army take part in the Walk of Heroes during the 2021 Military Appreciation Game. This year's game is set for Nov. 12.

Active duty and veterans of the Army take part in the Walk of Heroes during the 2021 Military Appreciation Game. This year's game is set for Nov. 12.

Troy University will pay tribute to the nation’s military on Nov. 12 as it welcomes the Army Black Knights to Veterans Memorial Stadium for the Military Appreciation Game. Kickoff for the game is set for 2:30 p.m.

TROY has a long history of service to the military and has designated one home football game as…

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Trojan alumnus Billy Jackson memorialized by Air Force ROTC Detachment 017

Air Force ROTC cadets in TROY's Detachment 017 participate in at the Col. Billy Jackson Memorial Workout. (submitted)
 

Troy University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 017 paid tribute Thursday morning to a legendary pilot and staunch Trojan with an early-morning physical training dedicated to his memory.

Retired Army Col. Billy Jackson in his restored Willis Army Jeep. (submitted)

Retired Army Col. Billy Jackson, a lifelong Pike County resident and Troy University graduate, died Jan….

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