THE LINKS/PAGES ON THIS TAB ARE INTENDED TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING HAMILTON'S AFJROTC PROGRAMFOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING OUR CADET CORPS AND ITS ACTIVITIES (CALENDAR, EVENT DESCRIPTIONS, ETC), PLEASE VISIT OUR AFJROTC PAGES ON THE "PROGRAMS" TAB OR CLICK HERE.Click HERE to read the letter to parents or guardians of all
prospective Hamilton High School students!!
“…[Military members] embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment -- a moment that will define a generation -- it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.”
- President Obama, January 2009
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) is an academic class to develop scholars, leaders, and citizens with positive values, character, and conduct. It seeks to instill the spirit of service essential to improving our nation and world.
It is important to understand that the nature of AFJROTC as well as its high visibility within the school and community requires its members to adhere to higher standards than might normally be found among the student body. Students are expected to live with honor, following our Honor Code, “I will not lie, cheat, or steal nor tolerate those who do.” Successful students eagerly conform to these high, yet attainable standards.
AFJROTC operates within the framework of a military organization. This provides a structure for students to develop leadership and management skills. Students earn positive recognition, responsibility and other opportunities for their integrity, service, and excellence.
Parents or guardians will be disappointed if they expect AFJROTC to be a disciplinary or rehabilitation program.
AFJROTC is not preparation for the military. Students have no military or government service obligation. Most students do not enter the military or the aerospace industry.
There are, however, benefits for students seeking appointment to a service academy, Air Force college ROTC scholarships, or enlistment in the military services, that are not available to the general student body.
Being a cadet also has near term benefits. Earning 1½ AFJROTC credits completes the Chandler Unified School District Physical Education (PE) graduation requirement.
There are optional events, teams, clubs, camps, conferences, and trips only AFJROTC students may earn the opportunity to participate in. AFJROTC assists with funding or completely funds many of these. Examples include:
Upcoming Freshmen (Current 8th Graders), Sophomores, and Juniors - This year, the AFJROTC academic course is AS 300 - Exploring Space. This class spans early theorists and space pioneers through modern theory and space operations. The Leadership Education portion of the course covers team-building, followership, leadership, life skills and physical training. Get excited about your future. Get integrated into Hamilton and join the fun!!!
- Field Day Competitions With Other JROTC Corps- Laser Tag
- Air Force Refueling Flights
- Air Force Air Combat Simulators
- Model Rocket Competitions
- Orienteering Competitions
- Summer Leadership School
- JROTC National Honors Camp
- Formal Dances & Dinners
- National-level Drill Team Competitions
- Military Base Visits
Upcoming Juniors - Yes, you can enroll in AS 300 - Exploring Space but are you looking for a challenge? AFJROTC seem too simple for your upper level academic skills? Have you ever thought about flying, but noticed the high cost? Then AS 450 Aviation Ground School could be for you. This one-year course is a certified FAA ground school. And you still have all the benefits of being in AFJROTC!! Meet with Lt Col Franklin to determine your eligibility to enroll in AS 450.Upcoming Seniors - You ready to run the show? Enroll in AS 400 Management of the Cadet Corps. Your experience will drive our AFJROTC program to success.
All - Didn't join AFJROTC as a freshmen? No problem. You may join at any semester!
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