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It started with a thought that proposed an action, and in turn, came about the AFJROTC here at Dickinson High School.
The National Defense Act of 1916 authorized the first JROTC units. The 88th Congress of the United States through Public Law 88-647 established the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (AFJROTC) program on October 13, 1964. With a modest beginning of 20 units in 1966, Air Force Junior ROTC has grown to 894 units throughout the world.
One of those premier units was initialized in 1971 by the area recruiting officer and implemented under the lead and control of Colonel Thomas E. Sledge and Senior Master Sergeant Horak in September 1973. The inaugural Texas 83rd Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Corps class paved the way for what has become a vessel of opportunity for many students to develop leadership and life skills throughout the years. To this very day, under the leadership of Captain Craig Metz and Master Sergeant Rory Brack, the unit follows in the footsteps of its predecessors' visionary minds by building upon the foundational principles established some 45 years ago.
TX-083 AFJROTC is Dickinson High School's Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. AFJROTC cultivates students into positive role models and provides each cadet a place to belong, excel, and be rewarded. Our professional staff of instructors provide a positive educational experience and encourage high school graduation and the pursuit of higher educational opportunities. Additionally, AFJROTC teaches important values such as citizenship, self-esteem, self-respect, community service, pride in belonging, self-discipline, and personal, family, and social responsibility. AFJROTC teaches aviation and space technology, leadership and education, physical education, drill and ceremonies, and encourages participation and competition in extracurricular activities such as the Color Guard, the Armed and Unarmed Drill Teams, Saber Team, Physical Fitness Team, Awareness Presentation Team, and the Rocketry Team.
Weekly Class Schedule (Periods 1-7)
Monday - Uniform Inspection/Drill & Ceremonies (MSgt Brack)
Tuesday - Leadership Education (Principles of Management) - (MSgt Brack)
Wednesday - Aerospace Science (A Journey Into Aviation History) - (Capt Metz)
Thursday - Aerospace Science (A Journey Into Aviation History) - (Capt Metz)
Friday - Cadet Health and Wellness Program (Capt Metz/MSgt Brack)
Teacher Lunch Period (11:19 - 11:49)
Conference Period (4th) (09:50 - 11:19)
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