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Color Guard – Shriner’s Event (Sat, 22 July, 6:30 – 8 pm)

Color Guard cadets: B. Silvio, Bannarbie, Swift, Olugbemi and Wiley will perform for the Shriner’s Scholarship Ball held at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverfront in Suffolk: 100 East Constance Rd, Suffolk VA.

Cadets should be there to prepare at 6:30 pm.  The event Starts at 7 pm.

Our “Presentation of Colors” is expected around 8pm. Leave immediately following the event (1.5hrs of Community Service each)

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Cadet Leadership Course 2023!

The “Tidewater Air Force JROTC CLC” was held at Menchville HS.   This year’s attendees:  Jenesis Bannarbie; Ella Cole; Alyssa Hartman; Alvin Lee; Elijah Lockhart; Jhaiann Marsden;  Abraham Olugbemi; Mia Ong-Hay; Seth Sawchuk; Brian Silvio; Aliya Summers and Trey Williams.   

What is CLC?  80+ AFJROTC cadets from: Menchville, Indian River, Western Branch and Nansemond River were split into flights for the week.  Cadets conducted daily: PT, 30 step drill, group games and basic academics. They also spent 1/2 day at the Ft Eustis Army obstacle course, shadowed an Air force Airman at Langley AFB, and learned basic life saving skills.  All of or cadets earned the CLC ribbon and will be considered for future JROTC leadership positions.

See photos and videos from the Tidewater 2023 CLC HERE

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Ready for Drill?

The first Drill meet for the 23-24 school year is less than 6 months away! The Southeastern VA regional Drill competition will be held on Saturday, 16 December, 2023. Let Cadet Olugbemi know if your interested to be on this fall’s team TEAM.

Take a look at the rules from last year’s competition.

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SPS Band Jamboree – Color Guard Support (Fri, May 26th)

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Upcoming Seniors! 4-year College Scholarships

In 2023, HQ AFJROTC set aside over 100, 4-year Air Force ROTC “full ride” scholarships.  HQ AFJROTC plans to provide 125 scholarships in 2024. See your AFJROTC Instructor for more information.


a.  Be a US citizen 
b. An unweighted 3.0 (or higher) cumulative GPA
c.   Minimum ACT/SAT Scores of 22/1100
d.   Completed a minimum of 2 years of AFJROTC
e. Pass the commissioning physical
f.   Be accepted into a college/University with an Air Force ROTC program
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The Timeline: Application submitted: 11 Sep – 1 Dec, 23. AFJROTC Review: 4-7 Dec, 23. Top 200 Cadets Announced: 8 Dec, 23. Candidate Virtual Interviews: 8 – 12 Jan, 24. Scholarship Offers announced: 26 Jan, 24

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2023 Enlistment Certificates: 2nd – 4th year cadets

Congratulations to the following cadets who have been awarded an enlistment certificate. Cadets must have met all requirements set forth in the “Certificate” page of this blog. Certificates will be handed out during the Awards Ceremony.

Julio Cortes, Brendan Donaldson, Khamani Holloway, Kalei Lawson, Nyvia Lucas, Julianna Martin, Preston Michels, Sonny Pugh, Jose Tamayo and Jasmine Trujillo

JROTC II, III, and IV cadets who have earned the “Good Conduct” plus “Dress and Appearance” ribbons and have completed 3 or more Community Service events may still earn the certificate after meeting the requirements of the 3 PT events (mile run, pushups and situps). Please stop by the JROTC office to set up a PT test when ready.

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Your VA-20021 Commanders for 2023-24

Congrats, the following cadets have stepped up to lead the Corps!

Grp/CC: Trey Williams; Deputy Grp/CC Joey Tamayo

Sqn Community Service/CC – Tahir Parks______________ Dep Sqn Community Service/CC – Jazmine Trujillo_______ Sqn Mission Support/CC – Julianna Martin_____________ Sqn/CC for Special Projects – Brooke Seibles____________ Sqn LDR/CC – Taylor Gall__________________________ Deputy Sqn LDR/CC – Preston Jones__________________

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Uniform wear Makeup = Tuesday, all day

GRADING: All cadets begin with a 100% grade.

-10% deduction for: each missing uniform item, shoes not polished, stains, wrinkles, violation of grooming standards, unauthorized jewelry/nails, loss of bearing during inspection. NOTE: A gigline infraction is -5%, with no additional penalty for cumulative weeks found.

-20% deduction for repeating the same infraction, the 2nd week in a row.

-40% deduction for the same infraction for the 3rd week in a row and beyond, until the infraction is fixed.  

Not in uniform, absences and uniform makeup policies: Present and not in uniform is considered a “Failure to wear.” Absent on uniform day is an “excused absence.” Makeup inspection for both is before (8 – 8:20 am) on the very next Tuesday of school. Go to the JROTC instructor’s office. “Excused absences” start at 100% grade (minus infractions). “Failure to wear” cadets start at 50% grade (minus infractions). Cadets with the following known missing uniform items (pants, shoes, shirt, service coat, windbreaker) will be “excused from wearing” until the ordered item arrives and hemmed (if needed).

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AFJROTC Awards Ceremony – Wed May 10 (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Parents, friends and families are welcome to attend the VA-20021 (Nansemond River HS AFJROTC) annual award ceremony on Wednesday, May 10th. Will will be awarding ribbons earned by cadets from throughout this year, announcing next year’s cadet commanders, and having refreshments in the cafeteria afterwards.

This is a TEST grade uniform event (Service Coat & Tie). A parent/guardian must email the cadet’s JROTC Instructor in advance, if a cadet cannot attend.

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