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What we do
What’s It About
Do you want to make your high school years more exciting and fun? Well, here’s your chance to do just that by joining AFJROTC where you explore the intriguing world of civilian, industrial and military aerospace science and have an opportunity to develop your leadership skills. Discover the historic and scientific aspects of tomorrow’s aerospace technology and achieve self-reliance self-discipline and other characteristics found on good leaders.
What’s In It For Me?
After graduation from high school as an AFJROTC cadet, you’re eligible to pursue college studies in a technical or non-technical major. Air Force ROTC offers scholarships for cadets that’ll pay most tuition costs for up to three or four years, plus books and fees at more than 1,000 universities and colleges.
Enrollment in AFJROTC does not subject you to a military obligation and is not tied to an accessions or recruiting program. It provides tools for success after high school regardless of a chosen career path. However, there are benefits available for students willing to pursue a military avenue. Qualified cadets who complete two years of the program and wish to continue with ROTC in college may waive one term of the Air Force Senior ROTC program. Students completing three years in AFJROTC may receive credit for a full year of college level Air Force ROTC.
If you goal is to apply to a military service academy, there’s a direct application program specifically reserved for qualified AFJROTC cadets. With all other factors being equal such as grades, SAT scores, community involvement, etc., your JROTC experience provides competitive edge over the rest of the Applicants.
If going to college right after high school graduation is not for you, you may want to pursue a military career. IF you complete two or three years in AJROTC, you are entitled to enter the military one to two grades higher than other enlistees. After three years in AFJROTC, you have an opportunity to enter the Air Force two grades higher. You’re also automatically enrolled in the Community College of the Air Force earning you college credit toward an associate’s degree.
Your aerospace science instructors arrange field trips to military bases, civilian airports, aerospace facilities and industries, museums, and other areas related to aerospace education.
Am I Eligible?
If you’re currently in the 9th through 12th grade you can join this privileged team. Talk it over with your friends, parents, and school advisor. See your aerospace science instructor for the latest information. The future is full of civilian and military opportunities for young people who develop the education and skills required to succeed in the Aerospace Age, so enroll now!
Included, will be the classes available to Cadets throughout their years in AFJROTC program. A brief overview of each class is included, on its sub-page. Air Force JROTC is not a basic military training course, it is a leadership and 21st Century Skills development course, subsequently no military service obligation is incurred by enrollment or participation in any of its programs.
Carefully screened, qualified, retired Air Force personnel guide the cadets through the program. Each participating school is authorized at least one commissioned officer as the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) and one noncommissioned officer as an Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI).
The Air Force JROTC curriculum has three focal points: Aerospace Science, Leadership Education, and the Extreme Excellence Challenge (E2C).
- The Aerospace Science curriculum focuses on the historical, scientific, and technical aspects of aerospace power. It constitutes the core of the JROTC program.
- Leadership Education provides experiences to develop discipline, responsibility, communications skills, and citizenship. Cadets learn leadership fundamentals to prepare them for leadership responsibilities within the cadet corps, the local community, and future endeavors. Leadership education includes wearing the cadet uniform, engaging in Air Force customs and courtesies, participating in drill and ceremonies, giving and receiving instructions, and becoming leaders and members of an organization.
- The E2C program is the Wellness Program (PT). Cadets will participate in various activities such as stretching, strength training, running, and sports designed to help them increase their flexibility, strength and endurance . Physical Fitness tests will be given twice a year in accordance with the Presidential Fitness Program standards. Cadets that meet or exceed the standards will qualify for the award of the AFJROTC Health and Wellness Ribbon.
The classes included in the AFROTC program are:
Aviation History-Required for Freshman
Cadet Management-Offered to cadets who want leadership positions on the Management board
Private Pilot Ground School-Offered to Juniors and Seniors every other year
Science of Flight-Offered every year
Survival-Offered to Sophomores
Drill and Ceremonies-Offered to anyone in the JROTC program
Global and Cultural Studies