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Welcome to AFROTC Detachment 842 - our nation's premier detachment! We are a large, diversified, active and award-winning detachment focused on building the next generation of Air Force and Space Force officers.

Our detachment accepts students from across the San Antonio area including Alamo Colleges, Trinity University, UT Health Science Center, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of the Incarnate Word, St. Mary's University, Texas A&M University – San Antonio, and Schreiner University.

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Vision 2020 Building Exceptional Officers

Read our vision for the detachment.

Recruiting Video Join the Best in Blue!

See what it's like to be part of one of the best Detachments in the country. Det 842's cadre and cadets are continuously recognized as the best in the nation. Det 842 has earned the Right of Line Best Large Detachment in the nation award for 2009 and 2014 and recognized as the Best Large Detachment in the Southwest Region for 2018 and 2019. In addition, Lt Carlos Martinez received the Air Education and Training Command's Cadet of the Year award in 2021!

Runners Up! UTSA Athletics

UTSA Football team with cadets in front

Detachment 842 supports UTSA Athletics by presenting the colors at numerous sporting events.