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JROTC offers way to achieve success in school, life
Story and photos by Rachael Tolliver, U.S. Army Cadet Command


FORT KNOX, Ky. — Inner-city areas have a bad rap for everything from violence and drug abuse, to poor education systems and lack of employment opportunities.
 
But rural areas have their issues too.
 
And whether all of those factors are true in a given area or not, one thing rings true for the youth in most of these areas — they are at risk.
 
But providing students safe activities, positive instruction and life skills that will see them past the risk points is something that Army Junior ROTC instructors have placed high on their priority list.
 
Through JROTC programs like drill competition teams, Cadets learn skills like hard work and discipline and with the success of their efforts they know what hard work will lead to.
 
Retired Army Master Sgt. Haines Rego is an Army JROTC instructor at Waianae High School, Hawaii. The school is located 35 miles from Honolulu and its student population is made up from rural communities.

Read the rest of the story at Hawai'i Army Weekly's website!



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