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University of Nebraska at Omaha. Air Force ROTC


Air Force ROTC Detachment 470 "Wolfpack" is the detachment of the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (prior to 1968, the Municipal University of Omaha). Discussion about establishing a ROTC unit on the University of Omaha campus began as early as 1936. In 1948, the OU Board of Regents authorized an application for an Air ROTC unit at the university. In 1951, the Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) unit at OU was assigned its first U.S. Air Force officer, Major R. E. Whaley, Assistant Professor of Air Science. AFROTC Detachment 470 remains active at the University of Nebraska at Omaha today.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

AFROTC Flag, circa 1970

 Item — Box: AFROTC [2]
Scope and Contents One navy AFROTC flag 5' x 8' in size.

AFROTC Scrapbooks

 Collection — Box: 1-18
Identifier: UNO-0220
Scope and Contents The Air Force ROTC scrapbooks include photographs, news clippings, programs, and other ephemera documenting the activities of the OU and UNO AFROTC. A scrapbook was usually assembled to document an academic year.

Air Force ROTC 50th Anniversary Mug, 2001

 Item — Object: AFROTC [4]
Scope and Contents One white mug with blue text marking the 50th anniversary of the UNO Air Force ROTC in 2001. Includes the Air Force ROTC unit's shield and an out of date depiction of a Native American "dancing" on the reverse side.

Angel Flight Records

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: UNO-0222
Scope and Contents The Angel Flight collection includes matted portraits of honorary colonels and flight leaders from the 1950s and three scrapbooks from the 1950s through 1978. Two of the three scrapbooks have been disassembled; each of the scrapbooks has customized covers including decorations. The scrapbooks include photographs, news clippings, programs, artifacts, and other material documenting the activities and members of the Angel Flight and Air Force ROTC at the university.

Eva Swanson Papers

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: UNO-0224
Scope and Contents The papers of Eva Swanson include material about OU and UNO especially Air Force ROTC. The collection includes two scrapbooks about AFROTC, an unidentified reel-to-reel audiotape, a copy of Swanson's Reflections in Time interview, reunion material, a UNO calendar, and other material produced by and about the university and AFROTC.

UNO Air Force ROTC Flight Banners, circa 1975

 File — Box: AFROTC [3]
Scope and Contents Four UNO Air Force ROTC flight banners labeled A.B, C, and D.