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PAGE EIGHT THE MICHIGAN DAIL

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 1

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* New Deferred Service Plan Allows You to Continue Your Education *

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FROM coast to coast-in.the skies over America-
there is a thundering drone of fighting ships.
The mightiest air fleet in the history of the world is
mobilizing for victory!
So fast is it growing that there is a place here-an
urgent need here-for every college man in America
who can qualify for Officer's Training.
The U. S. Army Air Forces need Oficers ... Flying
Officers and Ground Crew Officers. And many of
them must come from the ranks of today's college
students-men who make their plans now for the
necessary Aviation Cadet training.
Thanks to a newly created Air Force Reserve plan,
men of all classes-within the ages of 18 to 26, inclu-
sive-can enlist for immediate service or continue
the scholastic work required for graduation before
being called for active duty.
You must meet the requirements for physical fitness,
of course. In addition, you take a new simplified test
to determine your ability to grasp the training. A
college man should pass it easily.
$75 A MONTH DURING TRAINING
Those accepted who wish immediate duty will go
into training as rapidly as facilities permit. As an
Aviation Cadet, you are paid $75 per month, with
$1.00 a day for subsistence, with quarters, medical
care, necessary uniforms, clothing, equipment, trav-
eling expenses.-
In 8 months you can win an officer's commission on
the basis of your training record in competition with
other Aviation Cadets. You can become one of the
musketeers of the air-a bombardier, navigator, or
a pilot-and be well started on your way to serve
America and advance yourself in aviation.
MANY BRANCHES OF SERVICE
There are also commissions awarded in ground crew
service. College men particularly will be interested in
the requirements for Armaments, Communications,
Engineering, Meteorology, Photography. If you have
extensive engineering experience your chances of
getting a commission are excellent.
This past year about 80% of all Aviation Cadets
were commissioned as Second Lieutenants-about

THREE ENLISTMENT PLANS
FOR COLLEGE MEN
Juniors * Sophomores . Freshmen
May Continue Their Education
1.A new plan allows Juniors, Sophomores and
Freshmen in college, aged 18 to 26, inclusive, to
enlist in the Air Force Enlisted Reserve and con-
tinue their schooling, provided they maintain
satisfactory scholastic standings. r
All College Men May Enlist
for Immediate Service
2. All college students may enlist as privates in
the Army Air Forces (unassigned) and serve
there until their turns come for Aviation Cadet
training.
3A All college students may enlist in the Air
Force Enlisted Reserve and wait until they are
ordered to report for Aviation Cadet training.
Upon graduation or withdrawal from college,
men will be assigned to active duty at a training
center as facilities become available.
If the necessity of war demands, the deferred
status in the Army Reserve may be terminated at
any time by the Secretary of War.
The new Army Air Force Enlisted Reserve lom l
part of an over-all Army Enlisted Reserve Corps
program shortly to be announced. This program
will provide opportunities for college men to enlist
in other branches of the Army on a deferred basis and
to continue their education through graduation if a
satisfactory standard of work is maintained. In case
of necessity the Secretary of War shall determine
when they be called to active duty.
It Is understood that men so enlisted will have the
opportunity of competing for vacancies in otlcers
candidate schools.
This plan has been approved in the belief 1
that continuance of education will develop 4
capacities for leadership. (Reserve enlist-
mentfwill not alter regulations regarding
established R.O.T.C. plans.) .

67% as flying officers. Those
main in the Air Forces on an
further opportunities.

As a Second Lieutenant on active duty with the Army
Air Forces, your pay ranges from $183 to $245 a
month.
AVIATION - T HE COMING INDUSTRY
The opportunities for aviation in civilian life have
barely been touched. You will bring to those oppor-
tunities not only the best training in the world-but
the executive ability of an Army officer's training and
experience, which have always commanded a pre-
mium in business life.
ACT AT ONCE
If you want to fight for America, this is where you can
strike deadly blows against our enemies.
If you want advancement-years of solid achieve-
ment and education that can never be duplicated-
this is where you belong.
If you want to be up there in the middle of things-
when the enemy cries quits-your place is here-in
the Army Air Forces.
FLY WITH YOUR FRIENDS
A special squadron for training is now forming at
this college. You and your friends can share together
the work and fun of training. If you plan to enlist
immediately, start getting your necessary papers ready
for the Aviation Cadet Examining Board when it
meets in your locality. For complete information, see
your Faculty Air Force Advisor. You can take your
mental and physical examinations the same day you
apply. Get further information now.
NOTE: If you wish to enlist, and you are under 21,
you will need your parents' or guardian's con-
sent. Birth certificates and three letters of
recommendation will be required of all appli-
cants. Obtain the forms and send them home
today-you can then complete your enlistment
before any Aviation Cadet Examining Board.

who do not qualify rev
enlisted status and have

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SEE YOUR FACULTY AIR FORCE ADVISOR FOR FULL INFORMATION
(Or Apply to Your Local Recruiting and Induction Station)
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