Air Force Junior ROTC

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"Thank you for your recent update to parents regarding the college application process in the third year Aerospace class. This class is positively excellent on multiple levels and you are clearly doing a wonderful job of connecting with the students. Katy has come home many a night regaling us with what took place in your class that day. She is always excited; she recalls large portions of the day’s curriculum; and it is evident that the students (not just Katy) are learning skills for a lifetime. The types of exercises you have them do are precisely what is needed throughout adult life. Thank you for everything you do to make this third year class not just another class, but a stellar, standout class that students will look back on and appreciate."
~Helen Babineau, Parent of Katy '20

The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program is grounded in the Air Force core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do.
The objectives of Air Force Junior ROTC are to:

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

The curriculum emphasizes:

  • The heritage of flight
  • Development of air power
  • 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 learn:

  • Military customs and courtesies
  • Flag etiquette
  • Citizenship in the United States
  • The elements of survival, first aid, health, wellness, 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 several 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. Each academic course consists of Aerospace Science (AS), Leadership Education (LE) and Wellness components. 
Curriculum opportunities include:

  • Academic studies
  • Character education
  • Life skills education
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Team-building experiences
  • Intramural competition
  • Field trips / training opportunities 

VA-091 Air Force Junior ROTC: Home of the 2019 AFA Virginia State Drill Meet Champions!