Aerospace Science (AFJROTC)

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Aerospace Science is part of the Air Force JROTC curriculum at Randolph-Macon Academy boarding school in Virginia.

The objectives of the Air Force Junior ROTC program:

  • Educate and train cadets in citizenship
  • Promote community service
  • Instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline
  • Provide instruction in air and space fundamentals

Cadets in the Upper School wear the Air Force Junior ROTC uniform. Classroom study includes the heritage of flight, development of air power, contemporary aviation, the aerospace environment, human requirements of flight, aerospace vehicles, principles of aircraft, flight and navigation, the space environment, space programs, space technology, rocketry, propulsion, and the aerospace industry. Cadets are also introduced to military customs and courtesies, flag etiquette, citizenship in the United States, the elements of survival, first aid, wellness, health and fitness, basic drill and ceremonies, effective communication, management, human relations, and life skills.

To reinforce what is learned in the classroom, cadets participate in many outside activities such as field trips to military bases, aerospace facilities and industries, and museums. Cadets also participate in parades, leadership schools, drill competitions, military balls, honorary academic groups and community activities.