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AFJROTC ACTIVITIES

DRILL TEAM: The drill team is an essential part of the AFJROTC program. It is designed to encourage cadets to participate in school, community, and ROTC projects. These activities improve students’ abilities as leaders, followers, and most important as young adults. As a member of the Seventy-First Drill Team, the cadets are taught how to drill using military regulations and fancy and how to maintain military bearing. Emphasis is placed upon observation, learning, and performing. The drill team may begin practice weeks before school opens in the fall and will become very active during the year. Drill team members attend various drill competitions, parades, and perform wherever its services are needed in the community.  Cadets are recommended for membership by the cadet staff and approved by the SASI/ASI.

 MODEL ROCKETRY CLUB: The Rocketry Club expands the cadets’ knowledge of rocketry through hands-on activities and experiences. The cadets launch model rockets, which they build individually with the assistance of senior rocket club members. The only prerequisite for becoming a member of the Rocketry Club is to attend the meetings as directed by the Rocketry Club Commander. After a successful completion of three launches, a cadet is eligible to receive a model rocketry badge which is worn on the AFJROTC uniform.

MODEL AIRCRAFT CLUB: The Model Aircraft Club meets after school to learn about the history of flight and Aerospace design. These cadets build model aircraft and display them in the classroom. This club also takes field trips to Pope Air Force Base and sometimes gets to see the life-size version of their model.

AWARENESS PRESENTATION TEAM: APT is an organization that raises awareness among younger students at local middle and elementary schools about the effects of drugs in their life. This group also recruits students to join JROTC and will often perform a drill sequence to inspire the younger students to enhance their learning experience by joining JROTC.

DRONE TEAM: This team is open to all cadets and is responsible for learning how to effectively fly the unit drone and maintain the equipment.  They will fly the drone during various unit events to capture video and photos from an aerial viewpoint.

KITTY HAWK HONOR SOCIETY: The Kitty Hawk Honor Society is an elite group of cadets who have distinguished themselves academically by maintaining an “A” average in AFJROTC and at least a 3.0 GPA overall. Their purpose is to promote high academic standards, be of service to school and community, encourage educational development in the past high school years, and further the knowledge of the Air Force role in aerospace education.

AWARDS BANQUET: The Awards Banquet is an annual, formal event in which male cadets wear their dress uniforms, female cadets where formal dresses, and attend the function at the Iron Mike Conference Center on Fort Bragg. The purpose of the banquet is to expose cadets to a formal military social event, which affords the opportunity to practice social graces and military protocol.

CURRICULUM IN ACTION (CIA) FIELD TRIPS: Field trips are available to all cadets who maintain good standing in AFJROTC. These include trips to military bases, museums, college campuses, etc.  The trips are designed to expand your knowledge about the aerospace environment in which we live.  The corps typically takes a two-day trip during the first semester and a three-day trip during the second semester.  There will also be local one-day trips during each semester. Cadets must be academically eligible and have written parental/guardian approval to participate.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: The unit participates in informal picnics, parties, and other social activities to help cadets become better acquainted with each other and have a good positive recreational experience.  All official AFJROTC activities must be approved by the SASI/ASI.

LOCAL PARADES: NC-071 often participates in several parades throughout Fayetteville. These include the Veterans Day and the Martin Luther King Jr., Parades.

Note:  All AFJROTC sponsored events require parental/guardian approval and supervision by the SASI/ASI. When school-sponsored transportation is provided, cadets are expected to travel and return on the school-sponsored transportation.  Exceptions to this rule require prior written approval by parents/guardians.


HOW TO FOLD THE AMERICAN FLAG:

Step 1Image of step-1 for folding the American flag

 

To properly fold the Flag, begin by holding it waist-high with another person so that its surface is parallel to the ground.

Step 2

Image of step-2 on how to fold the American flag Fold the lower half of the stripe section lengthwise over the field of stars, holding the bottom and top edges securely.

 

 

 

Step 3

Image of step-3 in folding the American flagFold the flag again lengthwise with the blue field on the outside.

 

 

Step 4

Image of step-4 in folding the American flagMake a triangular fold by bringing the striped corner of the folded edge to meet the open (top) edge of the flag.

 

 

Step 5

Image of step- 5 in folding the American FlagTurn the outer (end) point inward, parallel to the open edge, to form a second triangle.

 

Step 6

Image of step-6 in folding the American flagThe triangular folding is continued until the entire length of the flag is folded in this manner.

 

Step 7

Image of step-7 in folding the American FlagWhen the flag is completely folded, only a triangular blue field of stars should be visible.

 


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Published by Betty Houghtaling on January 29, 2020