Welcome to PARKWOOD AFJROTC
2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2021-22
AFJROTC Special Announcements
Congratulations to the cadets who attended and completed the Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) on 12-17 June 2022. All graduates will receive the Cadet Leadership Course ribbon.
Cadre Cadets: Aiden Simpson, Carson Simpson, Grady Crumpler, and Casey Evans
Basic Cadets: Keanu Cruz, Jordan Rodriguez, Chrystian Cooley-Rabun, Cameron Welch, Connor McCann, Raizel Plummer, Abigail Carpenter, Destayech Rivers, Kendal Belk, and John Bagdasarian.
Visit the CLC link to the left for more information and pictures.
About the program:
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.
Any Parkwood students wanting to take AFJROTC need only sign-up for it as their primary elective course. The introductory courses are Journey into Aviation History I and II.
Feel free to contact us for more information.
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
Maj Gregg Jones (USAF-Ret)
(704) 296-0154 ext 3359
Aerospace Science Instructor
MSgt Bryan Marvel (USAF-Ret)
(704) 296-0154 ext 3376