Anchorage and Mat-Su Borough School District 8th Brigade Army JROTC Raider Decathlon

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Story and Photos by: LTC (R) Vern L Randall  The Anchorage and Mat-Su School District JROTC detachments held their annual Raider Decathlon on 23 September 2023. Nine schools attended and competed, including Army JROTC programs from Bartlett, Colony, Dimond, and Bettye Davis-East High Schools. The weather was kind this year as over 150 Army, Air Force, … Read more

CNMI Public School System 8th Brigade 2023 Annual Light Up the Night

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Story and Photos by: C/CPT Hong Seiyul 2023 Annual Light Up the Night The Annual Light Up the Night began at the Carolinian Affairs Office on September 05, 2023. Cadets from Marianas High School Dolphin Battalion, Kagman High School Ayuyu Battalion, and the Saipan Southern High School Manta-Ray Battalion participated in this event. The Cadets marched … Read more

Bartlett High School Army JROTC Orienteering Meet

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Story and Photos by: LTC (R) Vern L Randall  Bartlett High School JROTC, Anchorage, AK, hosted an orienteering meet on 20 September 2023. Seven different high school JROTC programs attended and participated, with 57 Cadets representing Army, Air Force, and Navy programs participating in the activity. The participating Cadets demonstrated physical fitness, teamwork, and technical expertise … Read more

Waipahu High School Army JROTC Cadets Took 1st Place Drill Warrior University ODC Online Drill Competition 42

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Story and Photos by:  SFC (R) Ivan J. Alvira In August of 2023, Cadet Sandoval-Talaro and Cadet Corpuz participated for the first time in the Drill Warrior University ODC. The Competition is an Open Drill Competition that includes professional and amateur drillers from throughout the Nation. Our Cadets represented the Royal Hawaiian Guard and Waipahu in … Read more

Waimea High School Army JROTC Reign in Top 3 in the Region for Brigade Challenge

Raider Special team of Waimea High school, taken by a Waimea High school JROTC Cadet by the JROTC building October, 2022

Story and Photos by:  C/SGT Arianni Sambois In May 2023, Waimea High School Menehune Battalion Cadets participated in the U.S. Army JROTC 8th Brigade Fitness Challenge, which evaluated male, female, and co-ed teams’ performance in push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, long jump, high jump, and one-mile run from entries throughout the 9-U.S. state and territory region.  The Menehune … Read more

Garfield High School Army JROTC 911 Commemoration


Story and Photos by: 1SG (R) Raymond Eason and SSG (R) Terry Buckhannon Never Forget On September 11, 2023, the Garfield High School Army JROTC in collaboration with student leadership (ASB), the Garfield HS band Brass Ensemble, faculty and administration, and volunteers from the Garfield Parent Center, gathered to commemorate one of the nation’s greatest … Read more

Tinian High School Army JROTC Participates in the 9/11 Field of Heroes Ceremony

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Story and Photos by: C/2LT Jazmine Furton The Stallion Battalion participates in the 9/11 Field Of Heroes Ceremony On September 12, 2023, the Stallion Battalion participated in the 9/11 Field Of Heroes Ceremony at the Tinian Veterans Park. The Stallion Battalion organized a color guard for the event with numerous Cadets positioned in formation during the … Read more

Mililani High School Army JROTC Cadets Perform Color Guard in Observance of 9/11

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Story by: C/CPT Kayley MorimotoPhotos by: LTC (R) Timothy Schiller Trojan Battalion remembers 9/11, 11 September 2023, Mililani High School, Oahu, Hawaii Mililani High School Army JROTC Cadets commemorates the observance of what occurred on September 11, 2001. The hijackers took four commercial airliners, crashing the first two planes into the Twin Towers in New York … Read more