Air Force JROTC cadets complete summer camp


KING WILLIAM – Air Force JROTC cadets from King William High School completed summer camp, prior to the opening of school this fall, where they trained in the basic requirements of Air Force programs for young men and women. Cadets were instructed in military drill, discipline, Air Force heritage, and customs and courtesies. Each day, the cadets participated in all aspects of the Air Force curriculum, which included fitness training.

The highlight of the training was a trip to the US Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Virginia, where they had the opportunity to participate in training aspects that the typical Marine undergoes. They experienced simulation in a 360 degree diorama, which included driving a Humvee truck. After lunch at the US Marine Corps Base, the cadets were treated to a rare opportunity to visit the Tactical Demonstration Area where they explored the Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program. By special arrangements, the cadets visited the Presidential Helicopter Squadron, home of Marine One! The Marine Corps provided an outstanding opportunity for King William Cadets to see what our Marine Corps does in support of our nation.

AFJROTC is a King William High School elective program provided to the young men and women of King William County whose mission is to "Build Better Citizens for America."