AFJROTC Calendar of Events: 2016-2017 School Year
The Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) program is a character building course which seeks to develop an informed citizen with a strong sense of self-reliance, and awareness of citizenship responsibilities in today’s global society. This is reflected in the AFJROTC mission, to “Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.” The AFJROTC is designed as a four-year program. Although participation in the entire program is encouraged, students may take one to four years if desired.
Classes are fun, active and challenging. Classes meet with the same frequency as other full-credit classes. Regulation Air Force uniforms are issued free of charge and are worn by most cadets once each week and for appropriate cadet functions. Appropriate military protocol is followed in the classrooms. Field trips to various military and aerospace facilities are taken throughout the year to observe military and civil aerospace operations first hand. Supervised orientation flights aboard military aircraft are offered when available from supporting military bases. The cadet corps color guard and drill teams compete against other JROTC units throughout the region and perform at school and community events. Cadets may be offered opportunities to attend Summer Leadership Schools and Summer Honors Programs. Corps activities and class work are designed to build camaraderie among the cadets, and students are given the opportunity to build on their social and leadership skills in a variety of challenging and enjoyable activities.
Students do not incur any military obligation with Junior ROTC. Further, the AFJROTC program is not a recruiting platform for the U. S. Military Services. Eligible students that complete a minimum of two years in AFJROTC can have a competitive edge for ROTC college scholarships, service academy appointments, and enlistment in advanced pay grades should they desire to pursue those options. ROTC college scholarships typically pay for tuition, fees and books. In addition, scholarship recipients each receive a tax-free monthly stipend (spending allowance) of $300 to $500. Finally, students can obtain college credit for completed JROTC courses while still in high school; details are at jrotccollegecredit.com.
Any Parkwood students wanting to take AFJROTC need only sign-up for it as their primary elective course. The introductory courses are JROTC IA and IB, "Journey into Aviation History".
Feel free to contact us for more information.
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
Lt Col Eric Kelly (USAF-Ret)
(704) 764-2900 ext 3394
Aerospace Science Instructor
SMSgt William Reid (USAF-Ret)
(704) 764-2900 ext 3376
Special recognition for individual or flight performance went to the following CLS cadets:
Basic cadets (Leadership School ribbon): Philip Abernathy, Brandon Crump, Josiah Davis, Eric DeGroat, Brandon Laney and Michaela Pressley
Cadre cadet (Leadership ribbon and Co-curricular Activities Leadership ribbon): Tiffany Deese, Carson King and Lincoln Cress
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