AIM HIGH! FLY! FIGHT! WIN!
AFJROTC sheet banner (USAF graphic, Andy Yacenda, Defense Media Activity-San Antonio) with added Unit Crest.
Our most sincere hope is that all of your families are safe and well during this crisis.
Yet, even during this difficult time, the the JROTC mission is to develop--and support--students of character dedicated to serving family, community and nation.
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.”
Hello Cadets and Parents,
We do hope each of you are safe and well--but since we cannot actually MEET, we have set up virtual meeting times, twice a week as follows:
CADRE Cadets: Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 - 11:00
AS 100 Cadets: Wednesdays and Fridays 13:00-15:00 [1:00 - 3:00 p.m.]
During Office Hours I will be available to answer questions and provide tutoring for all Learning Activities or just to catch up on communications!
This message is posted on the JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB). Normally, this contest which is open to all cadets, is conducted in the Fall. It is sponsored by the non-profit College Options Foundation. For more info, see http://collegeoptionsfoundation.net/generalinformation/.
It is an EXCELLENT SAT prep program, and it also is an electronic "game" like resource for JROTC curriculum items. ALL cadets can use this program now, but they have to sign up. They can use this software to prepare for significantly improved SAT scores!!
To sign up for JLAB, go to http://www.cofcontests.com/
Directions are included in this COS message:
We understand this is a difficult time due to current health and safety concerns; cadets may be participating in distance learning for the next few weeks. We would like to remind your students that they can still access the core curriculum study materials on cofcontests.com. These resources focus on language arts, math, and science and contain teaching/explanation videos and practice questions/tests. Students who didn't sign up last fall may still do so!
How to Sign Up or Sign In at cofcontests.com
Go to COFContests.com
Click Sign Up (first-time users) or enter your email address and password to Sign In
Once you are signed in, you will have access to your online dashboard
Click Resources on the left side of your screen
Utilize the free study materials
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!
MCOLS 2020 has been CANCELLED.
- For those who have already paid tuition, refunds are being arranged.
- 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.
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
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.