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AMI 2019 and Cadets of the Month

On February 6, Area 5 Manager Captain Jim Daniels visited our school for the biennial Area Manager Inspection.  This included a uniform inspection, drill presentation, marching pass and review, and an awards ceremony!  Here are some highlights!

The following cadets received awards:

Exemplary Personnel Appearance:
Cadets Bickford, Chashkin, Childress, Hamilton, Holt, Moro, Rodriguez C, Rodriguez H, and Vanderpool.

Physical Fitness:
Cadets Alveranga, Benjamin, Bonilla, Bradley, Brown, Cappiello, Carter, Cosby, Cramer, Crim, Crump, De Matos, Hernandez, Doniger, Druktenis, Eveline, Fields, Finchum, Hamilton, Harris, Henry, Hines, Holt, Jenkins, Luther, Mejia, Moore, Moro, Morris, Prera, Murphy, Newton, Perkins, Ramirez, Raymond, Rodriguez C, Ruffin, Russell, Sarpong, Sidorov, Singleton, Tocarchik, and Watson.

Color Guard:
Cadets Holt and Raymond

Academic Team:
c/SA Tocarchik

Drill Team:
Cadets Sarpong and Tocarchik

Orienteering:
Cadets Bradley and Sarpong

Recruiting:
Cadets Doniger, Hines, and Raymond

Unit Service:
c/SA Benjamin

Community Service:
c/SA Perkins

Inter Service Competition:
c/SA Benjamin

Advancements:

c/PO1 Tylicia Singleton, advanced to cadet Chief Petty Officer
c/PO1 Randall Swineford, advanced to cadet Chief Petty Officer
c/PO1 Savannah Peck, advanced to cadet Chief Petty Officer

Cadets of the month:

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Congratulations to c/SN Murphy and c/SN Fields for receiving the Cadet of the Month award!

Special mentions:

Special congratulations to c/PO1 Wells for becoming an official member of the National Guard!

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Remembrance of Lance Corporal Karl R. Linn

January 26th makes the 14 year anniversary of the day when LCPL Karl R. Linn, a JRHS alumni, was killed in action in Iraq.  This year, to honor his life and sacrifice, our Honor Guard traveled to Culpeper Cemetery, to render honors and lay flowers for LCPL Linn’s grave.

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Simultaneously, cadets went to Karl Linn Dr. to clean up litter on the street, and to place a new bow on the sign in honor of LCPL Linn.

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Take some time today to remember LCPL Linn, his life and sacrifice, and the sacrifice of all those who have given their lives protecting our country.  Don’t forget those who have lost their sons and daughters in the line of duty.

Area 5, 2018

This weekend, the top ten teams within Area 5 (Maryland and Virginia) competed in Drill, Academics, UPI, and PT. Our very own James River HS NJROTC got a chance to strut their stuff with the big leagues. So, Thursday 40 cadets left during lunch to go down to VA Beach for threes days to compete.

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The first day was a travel day and after a multiple hour trip down, cadets settled into their rooms at the Day’s Inn. But, not before cadets went to the mess hall at Oceania for some chow. Later in the evening, cadets structured into groups with their rooms to go down to the boardwalk. During this time, cadets checked out the local shops and relaxed before their competitions.

The next day, cadets prepared for a day of drill. With their uniforms on, they took a bus to Little Creek base. In an open hanger, cadets competed in: Armed Basic, Unarmed Basic, Armed Exhibition, Unarmed Exhibition, and Color Guard. Cadets gave it their all, with each team leader drilling cadets and practicing weeks prior. There was tough competition but cadets kept spirits up with snacks provided by parents. After the competitions, cadets moved back to the hotel for a day at the beach. In spite of the cold, many decided to take a dip. Fueled by Chick-fil-a, cadets continued to practice and prepare for the next big day.

 

Finally, Saturday cadets woke up 0400 and prepared for the final day of competing. After arrived at Lake Taylor high school, teams began forming up and shining shoes as the Academic team shipped out to take an exam. 100 questions later, the Academic team returned and cadets switched into PT gear and their swishy suits for push ups and sit ups. Then came UPI, the heavy hitter of the competition. All 40 of the cadets had to stand an inspection for close to half an hour. Nearing the end, cadets then switched once more into PT gear for the 100m and 200m relays. After another day full of competition, cadets attended the award ceremony. Although cadets did not bring home and trophies, James River had scored top 10 out of the 57 units in the Area. They held their heads high on the bus ride back home, thus concluding the 2018 season. Hoorah cadets, job well done.