AIM HIGH! FLY! FIGHT! WIN!
AFJROTC sheet banner (USAF graphic, Andy Yacenda, Defense Media Activity-San Antonio) with added Unit Crest.
Mission: Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.Goals: Citizenship, service to the nation, personal responsibility, and sense of accomplishment.
Personnel and Resources
The AFJROTC staff includes 31 headquarters’ personnel and more than 1,910 retired Air Force officer and enlisted military instructors. There are about 890 Air Force Junior ROTC units with more than 120,000 cadets in high schools across the United States and select Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Europe and the Pacific as well as public schools in Puerto Rico and Guam. The Air Force plans to continue expansion efforts to 955 units by 2020 when funds are available, with expected enrollment of over 135,000 cadets.Organization: Air Force JROTC is not a recruiting tool for the military servicesl students who participate in AFJROTC do not incur any obligation to the Air Force.
Objectives: The objectives of Air Force Junior ROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill a sense responsibility; develop character and self-discipline through education and instruction in air and space fundamentals and the Air Force’s core values of “integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.”
What is Girls Go CyberStart?
Girls Go CyberStart is a fun and interactive online program composed of digital challenges to introduce high school girls to cybersecurity. Over 10,000 high school girls have taken part in the Girls Go CyberStart program so far and loved it!
Key stages and dates
Registration began 2 Dec 2019
Girls Go CyberStart is made up of three stages. You start by participating in a fun online tryout called CyberStart Assess. Clubs that meet the program's selection criteria will move on to CyberStart Game where they'll master all of the techniques needed to compete in an online game of Capture the Flag in CyberStart Compete!
13 Jan 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
Initial assessment invites students to take on a set of fun, interactive challenges representive of realistic scenarios and threats faced by cybersecurity practitioners.
10 Feb 2020 - 17 Apr 2020
Focusing on self-learning, CyberStart Game uses hundreds of online challenges to develop interest in security disciplines, such as Linux, cryptography and programming.
"As the game progresses, students visibly develop the drive to solve that next challenge, and then the next. The motivation to research, collaborate, 'try-fail-try-fail-try and try again' is a skill set that will serve them in whatever career they pursue."
Students will take on the role of a security agent, gathering information, cracking codes, finding security flaws and dissecting a cyber criminal's digital trail, using our in-tool resources, working together, and researching techniques to advance to the next challenge.
National Championship for Girls Go CyberStart
23 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020
Students will also be able to take part in an online Capture the Flag competition where they’ll battle against each other and the clock to solve challenges!
28 MAR 20 AFJROTC MILITARY BALL/Location TBD
REPORT TIME 17:00 [5:00 pm]
Reception Line ~ 17:30 // Dinner ~ 18:30
Military Ball Court and Dance ~ 20:30
Clean up ~ 22:00 [10:00 pm]
ALL DEPART/PICKED UP NLT 22:30 [10:30 p.m.]
- Middle school students or adults over 20 (unless a cadet parent) not allowed to attend.
- Proper attire, photo identification, and proof of JROTC Activity Fee payment or Military Ball tickets are required at the door.
Other high school students must present their school identification card.
- Cadets who have paid their Activity Fees do not need to purchase a ticket.
All other cadets and guests must have a ticket.
- Tickets for the Ball are $20.00 and must be purchased in advance. Cadets may have a maximum of three guests. Military Ball tickets will be sold in the JROTC Office or via the online school payment link. Military Ball tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
Cash, Check, or Money Order only, made payable to NSHS.
- The Homecoming Court will be announced and crowned at the conclusion of the formal portion of the Military Ball.
Military Ball Rules and Regulations
- Per NSHS policy, all guests must be under the age of 21, and no middle school students may attend. All students and their guests must complete a guest contract and are required to abide by all rules and terms of the contract. Anyone exhibiting disruptive behavior will be expelled from the Military Ball, parents will be notified, and NO refunds will be given. Prospective guests not attending high school will be approved to attend the Ball on an individual basis.
- Upon entering the Ball, all personnel must remainin the building until departure for the evening. All personnel must insure that they have all personal items, such as cameras, picture forms, picture money, and coats, etc., before entry or departure from the Ball. No one will be allowed to go to a car to retrieve items after entry into or departure from the Ball. Anything forgotten at the Ball will be turned into the NSHS lost and found.
- When leaving, cadets and guests must leave NSHS property; they may not return. No loitering in the parking lot is allowed. All personnel must leave the Ball with any guests who accompanied them.
- Cadets who do not drive themselves to the Ball must be picked up no later than 15 minutes after the end of the event. Cadets may be denied to attend future events if their ride is late.
- Any person suspended or expelled from Stafford County School District or any other school district may NOT attend a dance or any other school function.
- Dress requirements may be found listed below or listen to the Daily Ops Order for details.
Dress requirements will be enforced at the door. When in doubt, ask—in advance of the Ball.
- During the dance, cadets and guest are expected to maintain appropriate behavior.
Cadets or guests who dance in an inappropriate, lewd and lascivious manner such as “freaking” or “grinding” will be immediately expelled from the Ball. Cadets are responsible for their guests’ behavior. Any cadet or guest who behaves inappropriately will be ejected from the Ball and will not receive a refund of the admission fee, nor will they be eligible to attend the next JROTC dance or activity. Rules for inappropriate dancing include, but are not limited to the following:
- No straddling legs with partner.
- No crotch-to-crotch or crotch-to-buttocks; no buttocks-to-buttocks.
- No touching of breasts, buttocks or genitals.
- No “moshing.”
- No hands on floor.
- No multiple student freak dancing.
Inappropriate dancing is up to the discretion of the AFJROTC instructors and chaperones and will not be debated! Parents will be notified if cadets and guests have been asked to leave the dance.
For safety reasons dancers need to avoid excessive crowding together in the center of the dance floor.
Please do not leave valuables unattended.
Students are to remember that the Stafford County Schools Student Code of Conduct applies to all participants at any after school function, including dances. Failure to comply with the rules may result in the potential loss of after-school activities and events.
Dress Code for the Military Ball
Male cadets and male guests:
- Cadets: Service Dress Uniform, with tie, name rank, name tag, badges and ribbons.
- Guests: Tuxedo or coat, dress shirt and tie.
- Coats and ties must be worn throughout the Ball unless or until the President of the Mess (Senior Aerospace Science Instructor) announces differently.
- Shirts must remain on, buttoned and tucked in for entire event.
- All head coverings are to be removed when entering NSHS and remain off at the dance.
Female cadets and female guests:
- Female Cadets: may wear Service Dress, as above, OR formal/semi-formal dresses may be no shorter than fingertip length.
- Female Guests: formal/semi-formal dresses which may be no shorter than fingertip length.
- Full midriffs must be covered.
- The neckline of the dress must not plunge below the bottom of the real or imaginary bra line.
- Dress backs may not be lower than the natural waistline.
- No cut-outs or see-through material exposing thighs, midriff or excessive cleavage.
- Slits may not be higher than fingertip length.
- Formal pantsuits may be worn, but must conform to the published dress standards above.
Military Ball Guest Permission Forms -- due to the AFJROTC Office no later than Thur, 12 Mar 2020, by 3:30 PM.
02-04 APR 20 STAFF ADVENTURE
YOU MUST DECIDE GO/NO GO NLT 12 MAR 20
Permission Slip -- "DOWNLOADABLE FILES."
Hampton Roads--JEB Little Creek/Hampton Air & Space Museum/Newport News Air Academy / Cheatham Annex (USCG) & King's Dominion
$40.00 FOR EVENT SUBSIDY
PERMISSION SLIPS DUE FRIDAY, 12 MARCH 2020.
DATE: 02-04 APR 2020
RPT TIME: MAY BE 0600 @ NSHS FLAG POLE
UOD: PTG + SWEAT SHIRTS + SWEAT PANTS. BRING ABUS, FLEECE, BOOTS, HAT & BELT.
BRING OTHER UNIF/CLOTHING AS REQUIRED--MORE INFO TO FOLLOW.
RPT: 0530 DPT TIME: 0600
SNACKS PROVIDED ON BUS RIDE TO HAMPTON ROADS
ACTIVITES: OBSTACLE COURSE, A&S Museum, "GLAMPING."
RTB TIME: EST 9:30 PM RETURN TO NSHS
(CALLS/TEXTS WILL BE MADE @ DEPT <H.R & @ FROM KING'S DOMINION & 1 HR. OUT).
PARENTS PICK UP CADETS NLT :30 MIN AFTER RETURN TO NSHS.
17 APR 20 FRIDAY
Permission Slips available in "DOWNLOADABLE FILES."
Wilderness Presidential Resort (PWR), Spotsylvania, VA
$10.00 FOR EVENT SUBSIDY
PERMISSION SLIPS DUE ASAP--PARENTS & TEACHERS.
AND PWR LIABILITY FORMS--NO FORM, NO PLAY.
DATE: 17 APR 2020 (Y-DAY)
RPT TIME: 08:15 AM @ NSHS AT THE THE COMMONS (UOD Inspection)
UOD: PTG MOD: AFJROTC BALL CAP, AF SWEAT SHIRT AND PANTS, BLUE JEANS (NO HOLES) or AF SWEAT PANTS, ATHLETIC SHOES & SOCKS (NO SHORTIES)
DPT TIME: 08:30 AM
SNACKS PROVIDED UPON ARRIVAL @ WPR
ACTIVITES: ADVENTURE COURSE, WALL CLIMB, AND MINI GOLF
PERMISSION SLIP AND LIABILITY-RELEASE HANDOUTS ON "DOWNLOADABLE FILES"
RTB TIME: EST 2:00 PM RETURN TO SCHOOL
MCOLS 2020 INFO & MEETING SCHEDULE
- NEW INFO: Pay tuition ($250) online at JROTC MCOLS TUITION,
MCOLS is scheduled for 14-20 June.
MCOLS Cadet Handbook is loaded on Downloadable Files.
The next three cadet-parent-instructors' meetings follow, with specific dates TBD:
Meeting 1 2/02/20 / 6:30 p.m. LIBRARY Info & Q&A
Meeting 2 3/10/20 / 6:30 p.m. LIBRARY Permission Slips & Tuition Payment
Meeting 3 4/07/20 / 6:30 p.m. LIBRARY Tuition Payment / Uniform Measure
Meeting 4 5/12/20 / 6:30 p.m. LIBRARY Tuition Payment/ Hanging Bags
Meeting 5 06/09/20 / 6:30 p.m. LIBRARY Tuition Payment/ Mo-Bag Drag
- 07 APR: Meeting Uniform Measurements/Issue; MCOLS Prep
- 12 MAY; Meeting Uniform Check--Hanging Travel Bag issued, packed and stored.
- 09JUN; Meeting MOBAG Drag--all required items and equipment inspected.
The MOBAG(s) will contain all items per the MCOLS Cadet Handbook Checklists.
- Hanging Bag and "MOBAGS" will be secured in the Cadet Activity Room.
- Personal /carry-on bags will be the responsilbity of the cadet and will be carried onto the bus upon departure for MCOLS.
The field trip has been approved by SCPS, and we now have 14 MCOLS slots.
3 reserved for returning Cadre Cadets
0 re cadets have turned in completed forms
11 slots are still open for qualified applicants
The priority is to take cadets who have never attended, though we will take at least three MCOLS-veterans as cadre-selects, Cadets Echevarria, Glenn and Panjshiri.
Currently, there are many cadets who have indicated interest in attending MCOLS, so the first 14 qualified cadets are "go" status and the remaining are "standby."
Any "go" cadet who resigns the slot or fails to meet the requirements below will be changed to "standby," and a qualified standby cadet will advance to "go" status.
IF we receive more slots, such as five more for example--then they will be advanced to "go" status.
All candidates must complete or meet the following steps/standards:
- Turn in a fully completed MCOLS Permission Package NLT 10 March
- Pay or make arrangements for the $250 Tuition Fee NLT 10 March
(online NSHS or make checks to NSHS; write “MCOLS & cadet last name in memo).
- Participate in 85% of MCOLS and PT training sessions.
- Be able to march and/or lead the 30-Step Drill sequence.
- Achieve the recommended PFT scores:
1 Mile Run 11:00 9:30
Sit-Ups (1 min.) 25 25
Push Ups 11 20
Shuttle Run (sec.) 12.5 11
V-Sit Reach 1.25" .25"
- Procure all REQUIRED items IAW MCOLS Cadet Handbook, Ch. 8. NLT 04/15/20
- Be issued and have altered as necessary all required UNIFORM items IAW MCOLS Cadet Handbook, Chapter 8. 05/05/20
- Maintain positive GPA, outstanding dress and appearance standards, and uphold the Cadet Creed behavior standards.
CADRE DEPART 6/13/20 05:30 A.M.
MAIN BODY DEPART 6/14/20 05:00 A.M.
BROCHURE & NEW CADET HANDBOOK
now in Calendar & Downloadable Files.
10 JAN 2020
PARENTS & CADETS--
WITH NO RETURN CONTACT WITH OUR PREVIOUS VENDOR, WE HAVE BEGUN DIALOGUE WITH LIFETOUCH FOR NEW CADET PHOTOS.
THE TENTATIVE PHOTO DATES WILL BE 4 and 5 FEBRUARY.
Your cadet will need to be wearing a pristine service dress jacket and have exceptional grooming--that means exceptional. After all, photos are forever.
COL BACON & MSGT MENDOZA
6 DEC 2019
PARENTS & CADETS--
REGRETFULLY, WE RECEIVED AN EMAIL INDICATING NATP HAS CLOSED.
WE HAVE MADE AND ARE STILL MAKING ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE OWNER--AS YET, TO NO AVAIL.
PLEASE INITIATATE CONTACT ON YOUR OWN, AND WE ALSO WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THE FORMER-OWNER/OPERATOR.
COL BACON & MSGT MENDOZA
Thank you for allowing us to work with you and your students this school year to produce a commemorative composite display for your group. We would truly appreciate it if you will forward the information below to all of your students’ parents regarding the availability of the online gallery of this year’s photos.
Thanks again for your business and for helping us notify families about your online gallery.
Access Code: G1071-2019
North American Theatrical Photographers
“The Composite People”
NORTH AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHERS
GROOMING & UNIF STANDARDS
25 APR VA STATE DRILL COMP
ATLEE HIGH SCHOOL
9414 ATLEE STATION RD
MECHANICSVILLE, VA 23116
RPT NSHS BUS RAMP 05:00 A.M.
DPT 05:30 A.M.
RTB A/A 6:30 P.M.
PERMISSION SLIP IN "DOWNLOADABLE FILES"
DUE NLT 16 APR 20
PERMISSION SLIP WILL BE ON DOWNLOADABLE FILES.
BELOW IS A PREVIOUS YEAR'S SCHEDULE-THIS YEAR WILL BE SIMILAR AND A NEW SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED SOON.
MCOLS PFT TESTING 26-27 MAR
RE-TEST 30 APR - 01 MAY
MCOLS Candidates will be tested twice in May--they must meet/exceed these standards to maintain their status in the "go" line up.
If they do NOT meet standards, they will go on "stand-by" status, and their candidacy MAY be terminated.
MCOLS is a strenuous, stressful physical experience. Home units should ensure MCOLS attendees meet a minimum standard of physical fitness. Cadets should train so that they can endure the physical rigors of MCOLS.
Cadets who can meet the following MCOLS PFT standards in before they arrive usually have no problems.
MCOLS PFT STANDARDS (from MCOLS Guide, p. 36, Table 1)
Mile Run 11:00 9:30
Sit-Ups (1 min) 25 25
Push-Ups (1 min) 11 20
Shuttle Run (sec.) 12.5 11.0
V-Sit Reach 1.25” 0.25"
Contact Col Bacon/MSgt Mendoza if you have any questions.
MCOLS 2020 Supply List
See Downloadable Files
This is a receipt of the uniform items your cadet may be issued; once an item is issued, cadets will initial the receipt. Cadets will be measured during BCT or during the first days of school. Your signatures now simply indicate that you understand the issueance and return requirments as explained in the areas above your signatures.