Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (AFJROTC) - VA-20052
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.”
There's a huge shortage of cybersecurity experts in the US. Girls Go CyberStart encourages high school girls to explore the exciting career opportunities in the field, join the global cybersecurity community, and learn skills that will ensure our country offers a safe place to live, work and play online. It also allows GUYS to participate in this training and competition, too!
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 opens on December 2, 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!
Open from January 13, 2020 to January 31, 2020
This initial assessment invites students to take on a set of fun, interactive challenges that represent realistic scenarios and threats faced by practitioners in the field of cybersecurity.
Open from February 10, 2020 to April 17, 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."
CyberStart Club Advisor
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
Open from April 23, 2020 to April 24, 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!
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
CYBERPATRIOT 2019-20 Begins!
Next competition: 25 Jan 2020 2:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
We MAY still be in the competition; results of the 6 Dec round have not yet been announced; more to follow.
CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.
At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks.
CYBERPATRIOT IS AN LDR ACTIVITY; CADETS WILL HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE
IN CLASS & AFTER SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAYS, FROM 2:30-4:30 P.M.
Cadets & Parents,
Online Summer Seminar applications 1 Dec 19 - 15 Jan 20. Interested Class of 2021 cadets: use this link to APPLY NOW application.
Selections based on the whole person concept and not on a first-come, first-served basis.
But, under no circumstances will late applications be accepted.
Summer Seminar at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) offers a unique opportunity to get the Academy experience first-hand. Specially designed for high school juniors heading into their senior year, Summer Seminar is a recruiting program that allows participants to see themselves as a USAFA cadet.Session "A" is 8-12 June 2020Session "B" is 15-19 June 2020
During the Summer Seminar program, you will be assigned to an “element” or group, with an upper class cadet as your Element Leader. Your Element Leader will be with you almost 24 hours a day as your mentor and guide. Along with your element, you will:
- Live in cadet dormitories and eat at the cadet dining facility.
- Explore academic facilities and research labs.
- Participate in a variety of workshops, including some that assist with your application.
How to Apply
Students are selected to participate in Summer Seminar on a “whole person concept.” USAFA is looking for emerging leaders to take our Air Force into the future, and we look for that leadership based on demonstrated leadership experience or potential in extracurricular and community activities, athletics and academics. Historically, more than 3,200 students apply to the program while we can only accept roughly 640 attendees each year. Selections come from around the country and are based on the needs of Admissions.
Please keep in mind that selection to attend Summer Seminar is NOT in any way a prerequisite for admission to the Academy. Summer Seminar is NOT a pre-screening or pre-selection program. All students applying for Summer Seminar are encouraged to apply for appointment to the Academy, regardless of selection for Summer Seminar. There is no correlation between selection for Summer Seminar and appointment to the Academy.
If you are not selected for Summer Seminar, it should not be interpreted as a reflection on your qualifications or ability to successfully pursue an appointment to the Air Force Academy.
You will need the following information available to complete the application:
- Full legal name
- Mailing address/home phone/email address
- High school and junior class size
- Social Security number
- Current High School GPA of 3.0 or above
- If the following courses were taken and completed, your grades for English (9th-1st Semester of 11th) and Math (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Physics, Chemistry)
- One or more test scores: PSAT, PreACT, ACT or SAT
In addition to the information listed above, a personal profile is required as part of the application process. Instructions are included on the application web site. The profile is your opportunity to showcase your leadership background and other accomplishments to the Academy. You will receive an email (at the e-mail address indicated in your application) and your status will show on your application.
If you have questions about the program, please email USAFA_Summer_Seminar@USAFA.edu
Historically, the registration fee for Summer Seminar is approximately $300.00. Fees will be determined when registration opens, or earlier if possible. Lodging, meals, workshop supplies, some seminar “uniforms” and accessories will be provided to attendees.
If selected, you are responsible for funding and arranging your own transportation to and from Colorado Springs, Colorado and USAFA. Limited transportation to and from the Colorado Springs Airport may be available on arrival and departure days. Students may fly commercial, drive themselves, or be dropped off at the Academy by parent(s) or other responsible individual(s). If you are selected and accept our offer, more detailed travel instructions will be provided. A limited number of scholarships to attend this program may be made after selections are determined.
Please let me know if you have questions.
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
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GROOMING & UNIF STANDARDS
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.