CHEYENNE, WY -- Dr. Drebing, Phycologist Cheyenne Medical Center, taught the 2019 JROTC class what traumatic stress was and how they can deal with it. The classroom instruction was primarily about the Veteran with PTSD. The classed raised $2,100 for organizations who provide counseling and assistance to PST Veterans. Dr. Drebing told us about the amazing health benefits made through team building, trust exercises, group problem solving and cooperative games. He encouraged us to focus future efforts on bringing a low ropes and team building element to the Cheyenne VA administration campus. Sam House the PAO for the VA gave the JROTC cadets the idea and the Corps quickly approved it as the annual Service Learning Project for the 2019-20 SY. Due to COVID the 2019 Cadets were not able to begin construction of the course. This year the Corps wanted to complete the project with six exercise lanes on grounds of the Medical Center. Cadet Claire Holeman, the project manager, says through her research that a low ropes course exercises the Veteran to trust and take help from others in a safe environment. The power lies in the ability to transfer lessons learned in the experience toward attitude changes in their life. October 10th Cheyenne HS JROTC completed 3 lanes and plan to finish in May with the 3rd and 4th semester classes.
Cheyenne High School JROTC also shares a photo of Color Guard for a football game during COVID restrictions and protocols. Keep up the great work!