Air Force JROTC (AF JROTC) Cadets from King William County prepared for the upcoming school year with their annual summer Leadership/Orientation Camp. New Cadets, under the guidance of King William High School Air Force Instructors Col (ret) McNulty and CMSgt (ret) Winstead, were paired with upper-class cadets for a program orientation which gave them an opportunity to work together as a team, build individual leadership skills and have a great start to their new school year and high school JROTC experience.
The AF JROTC Summer Leadership/Orientation Camp challenged Cadets to do their best and included activities such as physical fitness training, the completion of the presidential physical fitness test, student-led drill introduction with a mandatory 30-step evaluation upon camp completion, various classroom instruction and team leadership activities. Additionally, the cadets went on two field trips to Washington D.C. where they were able to visit and explore some of our nation’s monuments and museums such as the U.S. Supreme Court, National Air and Space Museum, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and The White House.
The 28 cadets started out the camp as individuals and ended as a team. This is highlighted by a few cadet comments such as “Competition breeds success, but one uniform, one team, and one family leads to one victory. AF JROTC provides all of this”, “Motivated, dedicated, and fired-up…the three words that bring a team together”, and to sum it all up, “There are two types of people…Eagles and Ducks!”
AF JROTC is an aerospace science and leadership education elective curriculum for students in grades 9 – 12 and provides young men and women of King William County a program whose mission is “Build Better Citizens for America.”