Det 847 uses FTX incentive tool to promote commitment

Two Angelo State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 Cadets carry a “wounded” Airman after encountering an Improvised Explosve Device during a field training exercise at Camp Sentinel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 22, 2017. During the first half of day-one, the cadets learned a variety of skills to include Self-Aid and Buddy Care, weapon familiarization and leading group movements, which were tested in mock combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Two Angelo State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 Cadets carry a “wounded” Airman after encountering an Improvised Explosve Device during a field training exercise at Camp Sentinel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 22, 2017. During the first half of day-one, the cadets learned a variety of skills to include Self-Aid and Buddy Care, weapon familiarization and leading group movements, which were tested in mock combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Philips Dixion, field training exercise instructor, teaches a cadet how to properly hold and aim a M4 Carbine during a field training exercise at Camp Sentinel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 21, 2017. The cadets and their adversaries used blanks to simulate a combat enviroment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Philips Dixion, field training exercise instructor, teaches a cadet how to properly hold and aim a M4 Carbine during a field training exercise at Camp Sentinel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 21, 2017. The cadets and their adversaries used blanks to simulate a combat enviroment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christina Rucoba, 316th Training Squadron instructor, gives a M4 Carbine to an Angelo State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 Cadet during a field training exercise at Camp Sentinel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 21, 2017. Instructors taught the cadets how to properly hold and use the rifles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christina Rucoba, 316th Training Squadron instructor, gives a M4 Carbine to an Angelo State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 Cadet during a field training exercise at Camp Sentinel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 21, 2017. Instructors taught the cadets how to properly hold and use the rifles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Philips Dixion, field training exercise instructor, teaches cadets how to properly hold and aim a M4 Carbine during a field training exercise at Camp Sentinel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 21, 2017. The cadets and their adversaries used blanks to simulate a combat enviroment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Philips Dixion, field training exercise instructor, teaches cadets how to properly hold and aim a M4 Carbine during a field training exercise at Camp Sentinel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 21, 2017. The cadets and their adversaries used blanks to simulate a combat enviroment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Angelo State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 Cadets patrol a field during a field training exercise at Camp Sentinel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 22, 2017. The FTX is designed to give cadets a broader understanding of what the Air Force is truly like before committing to serve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

Angelo State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 Cadets patrol a field during a field training exercise at Camp Sentinel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 22, 2017. The FTX is designed to give cadets a broader understanding of what the Air Force is truly like before committing to serve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing Vice Commander, visits Angelo State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 cadets during a field training exercise at Camp Sentinel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 21, 2017. The FTX lasted more than 24 hours and tested the cadet’s leadership capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Hernandez/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing Vice Commander, visits Angelo State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 cadets during a field training exercise at Camp Sentinel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 21, 2017. The FTX lasted more than 24 hours and tested the cadet’s leadership capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Hernandez/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Angelo State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 cadets participated in their annual field training exercise at Camp Sentinel April 21 and 22.

Detachment 847 uses this annual FTX as an incentive tool for cadets who are unsure if they want to pursue an Air Force commission. Air Force ROTC offers programs such as these to give cadets the opportunity to experience what the Air Force is about before committing to service.

“The cadets are going to do some weapons, Self-Aid Buddy Care and Law of Armed Combat training,” said Tech. Sgt. Christina Rucoba, 316th Training Squadron instructor. “The purpose is to provide actual training as an incentive to join the Air Force.”

During the first half of day-one, the cadets learned a variety of skills to include SABC, weapon familiarization and leading group movements, which were tested in mock combat conditions.

“I think Camp Sentinel is a good representation of what I may see as a deployed officer,” said Cadet Geoffrey Steinhower, ASU ROTC Det. 847 Cadet Commander. “I look forward to gaining actual knowledge I may use later on in my career.”

Through Friday night and late Saturday morning, Goodfellow Army, Marine and Air Force instructors ran the cadets through a series of operations and exercises leading to a final scenario that tested their knowledge.