Tag Archives: Air Force

USO Airman of the Year calls TROY Online experience ‘life changing’

July 4, 2017
By Greg Phillips

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bellio sighs as he looks down from the stands at Veterans Memorial Stadium for the first time.

“Wow,” he says, gripping the guardrail in front of him and turning his eyes to the scoreboard. “This is awesome.”

It’s mid-April. Bellio has been a Troy University student since 2010, but…

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TROY Air Force ROTC expanding options for all students

December 21, 2016
By Clif Lusk

Troy University’s “Det One-Seven” is flying high after its first semester in more than a decade as a four-year Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps detachment.

Last summer the Air Force upgraded the ROTC program at TROY, a move that allowed the detachment personnel to more effectively recruit Air Force ROTC students to TROY and…

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Highest ranking woman in U.S. military history is TROY alumna

August 2, 2016
By Greg Phillips

The most powerful woman in the U.S. military earned a master’s degree from Troy University.

Earlier this year, Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson was named commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM), making her the first female combatant commander in the country’s history.

“While I recognize it’s…

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