Co-Curricular activities provide opportunities for cadets to further develop their leadership skills. Co-Curricular activities such as color guard, drill, and saber teams are available to all cadets enrolled in JROTC. Cadets are encouraged to participate in activities of their choice. These teams are open to all students enrolled in JROTC.
HONOR GUARD: The Honor Guard consists of three teams: Color Guard, Drill, and Saber Teams. These teams enable cadets to develop their teamwork skills, confidence, discipline, attention to detail, espirit de corps, and pride.
COLOR GUARD. This elite group has the honor of presenting and posting the national/ state/ school colors at important school and community events. Team members can expect to practice 2 or 3 times a week and more often as competition approaches. Distinctive uniform items are worn. Considerable efforts are required to become a regular member of this group, but the honor more than compensates for the effort. Cadets can earn a color guard ribbon if they meet team participation requirements.
DRILL TEAMS. The corps has three types of drill teams – unarmed, armed, and exhibition. All three teams require a great deal of extra effort to be successful. Here is a chance to “polish” the basic skills learned during drill and ceremony day. Drill team performs at selected games and learn intense routines to perform at special events, games, and competitions. After school practice, extreme concentration, complete compliance with the drill team commander’s commands, desire for public exhibition and recognition and a desire to compete are necessary. Cadets can earn a drill team ribbon if he/she meets team participation requirements.
SABER TEAM. One of the more popular honor guard teams is the saber team. The saber team enables motivated cadets to polish their drill and ceremony movements while handling sabers and performing various routines. They participate in special ceremonies, community, and school activities such as National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, homecoming, school assemblies, special military events, parades, and military ball celebration.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS STAFF. If you like to type, write articles, draw cartoons, take photos, edit or are interested in journalistic activities and have an eye and ear for what is going on, this activity will be rewarding and fun.
SPECIAL PROJECTS STAFF. The Dining Out/Military Ball committee, Open House, End of Semester Picnics and the Commander’s Calls are social highlights of the school year. Cadets are needed for design, mail invitations, decorating, arrangement, programs and many other details associated with corps social activities and community service.
MODEL AIRCRAFT TEAM. Constructing miniature or model airplanes provides the unique opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of different types of aerospace vehicles. Aircraft construction is very interesting and provides a unique educational experience. Meetings take place once a week.
CYBER PATRIOT TEAM. The Cyber Patriot team promotes the education of computer systems technology through participation in national digital security competitions. Cadets work as a team to learn about computer security and secure computer systems from external hostile attacks.
PHYSICAL TRAINING (PT)TEAM. The physical training team will enable cadets to improve their physical strength, flexibility, and endurance. Cadets will also, incorporate a physical training program to reach their personal fitness goals. This team will motivate cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles beyond program requirements and into their adult lives. Cadets will have opportunities to compete against other Colorado JROTC schools.
KITTY HAWK AIR SOCIETY. The Kitty Hawk Air Society (KHAS) is the official honor society of the AFJROTC program. AFJROTC Headquarters and the Air Force Association officially sanctioned this program.
The objectives of the KHAS are to promote higher academic standards, be of service to the school and community, promote self-confidence and initiative, develop leadership abilities, encourage academic excellence, and continued educational development in the post high school years.
All cadets enrolled in AFJROTC are considered for an invitation to join. Invitations are extended to students of good character who have an overall GPA of 3.5 with no failing grades, and a 4.0 average in AFJROTC during the past semester. These standards must be maintained by the cadet to remain an active member of the KHAS.
Induction ceremonies are usually planned for the fall and springs semesters. The induction is normally held during a formal ceremony in which certificates of membership and pins are awarded to deserving cadets.
AWARENESS PRESENTATION TEAM/RECRUITING. This team is designed to provide positive role models for elementary, and middle school students. These cadets discuss the use of alcohol and drugs in the community and middle schools. You can earn an Awareness Presentation Team Badge if you meet the team participation requirements. The team will make public presentations/skits, particularly during Red Ribbon Week. The recruiting team visits middle schools and recruit incoming freshman to the JROTC program.
SECURITY TEAM. The Corps Security Team is responsible for protecting and safeguarding JROTC resources. All cadets assigned to the security team will be expected to perform end of day security checks. At the end of the duty day, the security team members are responsible for checking all JROTC classroom and uniform storage room doors to ensure they are locked. They will also ensure that the rifle storage rack and saber storage cabinets are locked and stored properly. Once per week they will check and count all rifles and sabers, and annotate the Standard Form 702, Security Container Check Sheet. Members will also report any security violations to the Security Officer, SASI, or ASI(s).
CUSTODIAN SUPPORT TEAM. The Custodial Support Team (CST) is responsible for the set-up and break-down of the classrooms before and after school. Additionally, the CST will also be responsible for setting up for any special JROTC events such as the military ball, commander’s calls, ceremonies …etc. When tasked, flight commanders will assign members to CST to support JROTC and school functions. When tasked by the SASI/ASIs, the CST team may also support the school custodians for retrieving and delivering uniform items or any school supplies and equipment.
FLAG DETAIL TEAM. The Flag Detail Team is responsible for raising (reveille) and lowering the flag (retreat) each school day. The Flag Detail Officer and NCO will assign flights/cadets to perform the reveille and retreat ceremonies. All cadets are expected to perform a reveille and/or retreat ceremony during the school year. Cadets assigned to the Flag Detail Team will also teach students the importance of flag etiquette, and how to raise and lower the flag at elementary and middle schools.
BEAUTIFICATION TEAM. The Beautification Team’s goal is to improve the physical image of our school and community. Cadets along with their flights will periodically participate in clean-up activities that will keep our school and community beautiful and safe. In addition to the beautification benefits of picking up litter, cadets will be able to work together as a flight, to further develop their leadership and followership skills and to improve the esprit de corps throughout their flights. Cadets are encouraged to identify organizations and locations that would benefit from the Corps’ Beautification Team efforts.
KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM. The Knowledge Bowl Team encourages cadets to participate in the knowledge bowl competition between flights. This competition is designed to enhance the cadets’ knowledge of their aerospace science and leadership education curriculum, and promote teamwork, and pride within the flights. The academic officers and NCOs are responsible for planning and organizing the competition.
SAFETY/CPR/FIRST AID TEAM. The Safety/CPR/First Aid team is designed to safeguard the health, safety, and well-being of all cadets. The cadets are trained in CPR/First Aid and AED in order to deliver life-saving, timely care in an effective manner. To become a member of the Safety/CPR/First Aid team a cadet must be trained or scheduled for training in CPR/First Aid and AED. Each flight is encouraged to have a minimum of one CPR/First Aid/AED trained cadet in their flight.