Paying the JROTC activity fee electronically

Pay the $35 activity fee electronically using this SPS e-payment link.

It can be found by going to the Nansemond River HS website. Select the “Our School” drop down menu and click on, “Online School Payments.” This will direct you to an SPS payment website. You will have to reselect “Nansemond River HS” from the list of High Schools, and then find the AFJROTC lampstand logo from a scroll down list.

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After school programs – every Tues/Thurs 3-4:30 pm

1) Drill – Unarmed regulation

First meet: Tidewater Drill Competition  –  Sat, Dec. 7th. 

 See short videos from the 2019 state competition HERE . 

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2) Color Guard

Currently only upperclassmen may participate at this time. First year cadets may join when uniforms are handed out.

3) TARC 

  This years challenge is to build a rocket that will fly to exactly 800 feet, safely carrying one raw egg for a duration of 4o seconds!  View last year’s rocket team Here


4) CyberPatriot 


“CyberPatriot” is a national cyber defense competition with 6,000+ online teams, securing virtual operating systems and simulated networks during 6 hour, timed events. Cadets receive a T-shirt, coin.   

 Learn more about the competition at:

5) AFJROTC Academic Bowl  

Top teams win an opportunity to compete in the Academic Championship in Washington, DC! Sixteen (16) AFJROTC teams will qualify to attend!
Here’s some of the benefits of participating in the Academic Bowl:
• Improve SAT/ACT scores
• Increase interest in college admissions
• Boost esprit de corps

6/7) PT and/or Raider Team 

New to exercise? Learn about a “couch to 5K” program.  Or, maybe a military based physical competition is more your style. Become a member of a Rider Team.

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POW/MIA “Chair of Honor” Dedication

Upperclassmen will practice this ceremony in class this week. 11 to 15 (upperclassmen only) cadets needed to volunteer  and be there for Saturday’s practice.


Mandatory practice: Sat, Sept 14th (time 9-11 am).

Dedication date: Friday, Sept 20th (4:30 – 6 pm). A bus will leave NRHS at 2 pm and return NRHS between 6:30 – 7 pm.  Uniform = Service DressLocation: Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery

Needed: 5 x service cap bearers, 5 x flag bearers, 1 x Master of Ceremonies (speaking part), Backups = 4 x ushers/parking lot support. POW-MIA Chair of Honor CEREMONY Script  Here is one version of the ceremony from the Randolph AFB Honor Guard.

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Mission:“Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community”

Our Core Values:  are grounded in the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The curriculum emphasizes Air Force heritage and traditions, the development of flight, applied flight sciences, cultural studies, aviation history, communication skills, life skills, and leadership.

AFJROTC is a general elective course.  Uniform wear, grooming standards in uniform, and community service participation is required. Our daily classroom curriculum can be broken down as follows:

  • 40% Aerospace Science study
  • 40% Leadership Education study, including mandatory drill practice (marching)
  • 20% Physical Fitness & Wellness practice (normally group PT every other Friday)

 Level                               # of Cadets               In-Class Academics

ROTC 1 (1st Yr)                     75 max            Aviation history/ Leadership studies

ROTC 2 (2nd Yr )                   50 max           Communication / Aircraft + Navigation

ROTC 3 & 4 (combined)    25 Max         Service projects / Career plans/ Space Exploration

As in all organizations, earning a place at the higher levels of the cadet corps are competitive.  Each cadet is evaluated weekly on his/her leadership potential. Weekly uniform wear, self-discipline, and community service participation greatly determine who is offered a spot in JROTC next year. We hope and expect that your cadet will participate fully in this unique experience. We look forward to a great year!


DAVID HEDGER, Lt Col, USAF (ret)                  KEVIN YOUNG, MSGT, USAF (ret)

Uniform policy (2019-20) .    Activity Fee letter (2019-20)      Community Service (2019-20) Blog consent form ( 2019-20)      HQ release form

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2019-20 Cadet Handbook

All cadets must be familiar with the contents of thisHandbook. A hard copy can be found in the Cadet classroom. 

Cadet Handbook 2019-20 (25 Aug 2019)

The cadet proposed cadet organizational chart.  “A” Flight will vote to approve or amend.  VA-20021 Org Chart (Aug 2019)

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Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) 2019

Our week long “boot camp” was awesome! Wake up at 5 am, PT, breakfast, academics, group games, obstacle course, drill, room inspection… lights out at 10 pm! 

 NRHS cadets competed along with Indian River, Menchville, Lakeland and Hampton High school cadets.

(Cadre cadets)  A Flt/CC J. Parker,  E Flt/CC J. May 

(Basic cadets)  L. Augustinsky, L. Aune, A. Bradshaw, A. Fields, A. Grund, A. Grund, I. Metzger, E. Panagotopolous, C. Sharpe.


CLC #1 Top Cadet: Lillian Aune

CLC Distinguished (top 10%) Grads: Lillian Aune, Luke Augustinski, Angela Grund, Anastasia Grund

CLC’s Top PT cadet: Christopher Sharpe  

All CLC cadets earn the CLC ribbon.  Top 10% also earn a silver star for the ribbon.

     See all 2019  pics and videos HERE.

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AFJROTC’s summer flight academy – Cadet Magrisi

Congratulations to Morgan for earning his pilot’s license on 1 Aug. through Delaware State University! 

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“HONOR FLIGHT” Competition Begins NOW!!

All 6 flights compete to earn a day of fun in April.

The first event is to return your parent signed forms and $35 “landing Fee” (on/before) Friday, Sept. 13th.  

See the “Community Service” blog page for competition details. Last spring ECHO Flight went to the Virginia Aquarium Adventure Park. Here’s a few pics from the fun.


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Civil Air Patrol flight

AFJROTC will be working with CAP for more flights this year. Talk with any of the cadets below to get an idea of what to expect.

Flown: Cadets:  Aune, Beamon, Chambers, Croft, Flores,  Fosser, Nieves, Panagotopolous, C. Thielen and Wood 

CAP Orientation Flight, Rules of Engagement   (ROE)


Pre-flight walk around and route of flight (above)……



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2019-20 Tentative Calendar

Here’s our first look at the program dates for next year. 

VA-20021 Calendar 2019-20

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