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Drill Team

JROTC cadets who have shown leadership, discipline, and good character, and are approved by the senior aerospace science instructor, are selected to become members of the drill team.  Cadets undergo extensive academic, physical, and drill training.  They also receive hands-on common skill training in preparation for managing all aspects of the cadet group.

Color Guard

The color guard is a group of cadets who practice drill and ceremony involving the handling of the national colors.  They post colors during opening ceremonies at Cardinals football and basketball games.  Color guard members receive free entry to all games in which they post the colors.  The color guard also participates in local parades and other activities, including graduation.

Rifle Team

Rifle team is a select few cadets who have demonstrated the highest caliber of military bearing and discipline.  They are expected to master precision drill movements and execution of complex rifle movements using the Springfield 1903.  Cadets must be a member of the drill team before selection to rifle team.  Cadets selected for this special team are authorized wear of the Rifle Team Badge.

Raider Team

 "Raider" as it is more commonly known is a very popular athletic competition held within Junior ROTC programs around the United States. One of the goals of the Raider program is to promote esprit de corps, teamwork, and self-confidence among JROTC cadets.  It is the Junior ROTC equivalent of the Army ROTC "Ranger" competition in college, only far less dangerous but very challenging as well! The events are held outdoors in state parks or large expansive wooded areas. A team is comprised of 9 cadets. This program is very difficult and relies heavily on physical fitness.  Areas in typical competitions include (but not limited to): 

Modified Army Physical Fitness Test (2 minutes Pushups, 2 minute Situps and a 1 mile run)

One-Rope Bridge

5-Kilometer Road March

Litter Carry

Obstacle Courses

Logistics Relays

Events can vary from event to event but will have a heavy emphasis on physical fitness and teamwork.


Field Training Exercises

Cadets go on several Field Training Exercises (FTX's) throughout the year.  On these FTX's cadets learn about garrison life, wilderness survival, and participate in several activities such as land navigation, marksmanship, running obstacle courses, and leadership reaction exercises.

Intramural Sports

JROTC creates teams consisting of cadets and cadre competing in many intramural sports.  These include ultimate frisbee, basketball, soccer, flag football, and more.

Social Activities

JROTC cadets plan, conduct, and participate in numerous social activities that include a formal dining-out, military day, field trips, and various fundraisers throughout the year.

Recent Announcements

  • 5K Fundraiser Event
    Posted Mar 25, 2022, 6:44 AM by AFJROTC KY-20003
  • FOR THE KIDS 5K RUN/WALK BACKPACK PROGRAM Saturday, April 2, 2022 @ 0830 Location: Nelson County High School$20 online registration Until April 17th $25 Registration on Site, Day of Race All proceeds go to help with food ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2022, 8:37 AM by AFJROTC KY-20003
  • Events and Uniform Return Your cadet uniforms need to be dry cleaned (service coat, lightweight jacket, pants, and shirt,) before May 13th so they can be returned in proper shape. 4th-year Cadets will ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2022, 8:38 AM by AFJROTC KY-20003
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