Tag Archives: 2016

Marine Corps Boot Camp 2016

This year, several cadets gave up their spring break to participate in the second annual Marine Corps Boot Camp trip for our unit. JRHS cadets were joined by cadets from Patrick Henry, Lee-Davis, and Henrico High Schools for a week at the Parris Island Recruit Training facility in Parris Island, South Carolina. In addition to being yelled at by Marine Drill Instructors from 0400 through the rest of the day while doing PT and marching, cadets also participated in an obstacle course, climbed up and down a rappel tower and much more. The experience gives the cadets a small taste of the life of a Marine recruit and hopefully instills a sense of confidence and purpose that they can bring back to our unit.

Check out this video of our unit’s boot camp experience

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All Company Formation: Fri, 18 March

On Friday, 18 March, the unit held an All-Company Formation. During the formation, Principal Ellick spoke to the Cadets about the unit’s impressive performance at Area 5 Championships and was presented with the Second Place Academic trophy earned at Area. Also featured was a performance by the Unarmed Exhibition team, which preceded several awards, including  the frocking of Cadets Jack Pearcy, Spencer Willett, and Meily Yong to the rank of Cadet Seaman (E-3) and Cadet Daniel Cappiello to Cadet Petty Officer Third Class (E-4). In addition, the Company Staff roster for the 2016-2017 Academic Term was announced. The Cadets of the month for March, 2016 are Cadet PO/3 Daniel Cappiello for the NS1 award and Cadet PO/3 Quinn Lilly for the upperclassman award. HOORAH to all Cadets who received these rewards and the ones listed below:

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Area 5 Championships (March 12th, 2016): Academics, PT and Awards

Saturday, March 12th, was the second day of Area 5 Championships. The unit competed against other top-ten units in a 100-question academic exam followed by a PT competition which consisted of push-ups, sit-ups, an 8×200 relay, and a 16×100 relay. The academic team had a fantastic showing, bringing home a second place academic trophy. For our first time going to Area 5, the unit competed well and we hope to return next year! HOORAH!



Area Manager Inspection (AMI)

On February 9th, 2016 our unit carried out the annual Area Manager Inspection or AMI required for all NJROTC units worldwide. Though the Area 5 Manager, Captain Daniels was unable to inspect us personally this year, Commander Hal Mohler, the Commanding Officer of Navy Recruiting District Richmond and his staff inspected the unit. The inspection consisted of an all-hands uniform/knowledge inspection by naval personnel followed by a ceremonial portion during which ten cadets earned their Exemplary Personal Appearance ribbons and additional cadets were frocked or received their new rank. Commander Mohler and his inspecting staff then proceeded to examine the classroom facilities and were briefed by Company Staff about the state of our unit from a management perspective.

Area 5 Championships (March 11th, 2016): Drill

Today, March 11th, we competed in our  FIRST EVER Area 5 Championship! This is a two day event and today was the drill day. We competed in the following events: Armed Exhibition, Armed Basic, Unarmed Exhibition, Unarmed Basic, UPI, and Color Guard. We do not know what we placed, but we will find out tomorrow at the end of the competition. Tomorrow we will compete in academics and PT, then followed by awards! HOORAH to everyone who competed!

Below is a recording of the Armed Exhibition routine performed at Area 5.


Recruiting Trip

On February 4th, Cadet LTJG Booker, Cadet LTJG Price, Cadet LTJG Ewing, and Cadet Ensign Jackson, went to Providence Middle School to inform rising high school students of opportunities to join our NJROTC unit! Students were given a brief presentation detailing basic program and unit information, drill teams, future leadership opportunities, and more.