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  • 'Katrina girl' goes to JROTC ball with pararescueman who saved her

    03/21/2017 4:14:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/19/17 | Diana Samuels, | The Times-Picayune
    You might remember the "Katrina girl" photo, of the little girl with a broad smile, who's hugging the Air Force pararescueman who plucked her family from a rooftop in Hurricane Katrina-flooded New Orleans.The pararescueman, Master Sgt. Mike Maroney, went on a search for the girl in the photo 10 years later. He ultimately found LeShay Brown, then 13 and living in Waveland, Miss., in Sept. 2015. The two have remained close, and as WLOX reported, LeShay took Maroney to her JROTC ball in Mississippi on Saturday.
  • Tombstone JROTC to present colors at Cardinals game. Cadets prepare for Dec. 21 national broadcast

    12/12/2014 10:56:57 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    TOMBSTONE – The Tombstone High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard will be making a national television debut Sunday, Dec. 21, when they present the colors during the Arizona Cardinals football game against the Seattle Seahawks. Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Tom Gross, the school’s JROTC senior army instructor learned Monday the color guard had been asked to present the colors. “This is by far the biggest event we have done, as it will be on the national broadcast,” said Gross. The five cadets Gross plans to send are Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Sam Powers, Cadet Sgt. 1st...
  • Vietnam Remembered, Inaccurately

    10/14/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 9, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A left-wing high school teacher is actually complaining about a text book’s treatment of the Vietnam War, because it is written for the JROTC. “The authors cite then-President Johnson’s 1964 statements that North Vietnam attacked a U. S. destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin as the impetus for the broader war, ignoring overwhelming evidence from declassified documents that there was no such attack,” Sylvia McGauley writes in the Fall 2014 issue of the Rethinking Schools periodical. McGauley teaches social studies at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. As it happens, the official account of what happened at the Gulf in...
  • Area JROTC gather for orienteering competition

    05/15/2013 9:22:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | C/LTC Jesse Bustamante and C/CPT Madison Calendar
    Cadets from across Arizona who are enrolled in Army JROTC, Air Force JROTC, and the Civil Air Patrol met on April 20, for the first annual Kentucky Camp Orienteering Meet. Kentucky Camp is located in Santa Cruz County, near Sonoita. Orienteering is a land navigation competition. Armed with maps and compasses, teams consisting of two cadets race across the desert searching for certain control points on the map. At each control point, cadets will find a hole punch of varying shapes that they use to stamp a score card. All teams have two hours to find as many control points...
  • Army changes JROTC hijab policy in Ravenwood case

    12/22/2011 12:29:15 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    The Tennessean | 12/22/11 | Heidi Hall
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  • Deming scout to be honored as hero (NM)

    12/16/2011 10:07:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 15 December, 2011 | Tracy Dingmann, AP
    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) - A 15-year-old Deming girl will be honored as a hero Thursday for saving a 7-year-old boy from a potentially fatal dog mauling. The El Paso Sector Border Patrol will hold ceremonies at the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station to formally recognize 15-year-old Gabriela Ramos, who is a young Border Patrol Explorer with the Deming Post 892.
  • JROTC Instructor Charged With Sex Abuse of Child (West Virginia)

    11/18/2011 6:07:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies · 1+ views
    DUNBAR WVa- Dunbar Police have arrested a man on charges of sexual abuse. Edwin Albert Smuda, 58, of Dunbar, is charged with sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person of trust. He is a Junior ROTC instructor at South Charleston High School. According to release from Chief E. E. Whittington Smuda was arrested at him home Thursday afternoon. He was arraigned by a Kanawha County Magistrate. Bond is set at $25,000. Smuda will be back in court at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.
  • Muslim Junior ROTC Student Wants to Wear Head Cover With Uniform

    10/20/2011 4:48:50 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 22 replies ^ | October 20, 2011 | Perry Chiaramonte
    You can wear a Muslim head scarf, and you can wear the uniform of the Junior ROTC. Just not at the same time. That’s the word from the U.S. Army, which is supporting an officer’s ruling last month that a 14-year-old Tennessee girl could not wear her traditional head covering while in uniform at a parade. The student, Demin Zawity, of Brentwood, Tenn., quit the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Ravenwood High School and returned to regular gym classes when commanding officers said she had to take off her hijab if she wanted to march in the homecoming...
  • Teen takes aim at rifle competition

    01/28/2011 6:57:38 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Forsyth County News ^ | 1/28/2011 | Crystal Ledford
    Rebecca Godwin has never flown on an airplane. But she'll get her chance Feb. 17 when she travels to Albuquerque, N.M., to compete in the Marine Corps JROTC Service Championship. The sophomore was the lone member of the North Forsyth High rifle team to qualify for the national competition. Gunnery Sgt. Jack "Gunny" Snook leads the team, which is part of the county's only JROTC program. He said based on qualifying scores, Godwin is ranked third in the nation. Snook said she's reached scores as high as 292 during practice sessions. A perfect score is 300. She's also one of...
  • At cemetery, U.S. heroes not forgotten for holidays Nearly 1,400 graves are adorned with wreaths

    12/12/2010 7:56:26 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Buena High School JROTC cadets place wreaths at grave markers on Saturday. (Ty Holland • For the Herald/Review) SIERRA VISTA — A year ago, when just 242 holiday wreaths were laid on the graves of veterans in Sierra Vista, a group of local women thought those who served this country deserved better, and they decided to do something about it. On Saturday morning, each and every one of the nearly 1,400 graves at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery was adorned with a touch of red and green as a result of their effort.
  • North grad nation’s top Navy shooter

    08/31/2010 1:36:43 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Forsyth County News ^ | 8/31/2010 | Crystal Ledford
    Funderburg credits training in JROTC A North Forsyth High graduate recently hit the spot, literally, during two national rifle shooting competitions. Chris Funderburg earned the distinction of being named the Navy’s top shooter during the 48th Annual Interservice Rifle Championships, in which teams from each military branch compete against one another. Shortly thereafter, he also placed 56th out of nearly 1,500 riflemen during the National Rifle Championship, open to both military and civilian shooters. The national championship is considered “the Super Bowl of shooters,” according to its Web site. Funderburg said between the two contests he spent an entire month...
  • Father fumes over principal's 'liar' comment

    09/01/2009 5:54:39 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 31 replies · 1,935+ views
    Hernando Today ^ | September 1, 2009 | TONY HOLT
    School calls account untrue ROTC student feels wronged SPRING HILL - It's getting personal for Heather Lawrence and her father. "Now they're calling my daughter a liar," Mark Lawrence said today. Heather returns to Springstead High School on Wednesday after a three-day suspension for telling a Muslim classmate to "take that thing off your head and act like you're proud to be an American." She said the student, whom she previously had never met, remained seated during the Pledge of Allegiance last Tuesday morning during homeroom. A few days later, an assistant principal sent her home and issued a five-day...
  • Hernando student lied about seeing Muslim student sit during Pledge, officials say

    09/01/2009 6:43:28 PM PDT · by arbitrary.squid · 15 replies · 1,138+ views
    SPRING HILL — The JROTC member at Springstead High School who said she confronted a Muslim student last week because the girl did not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance fabricated that part of the story, school officials said Monday. Heather Lawrence, a 16-year-old junior at the school, has said she was walking by another homeroom Wednesday morning when she saw a girl with the traditional Muslim head scarf sitting during the pledge. Later, Lawrence said she confronted the girl, told her she should stand during the pledge and, according to her own account and a school report, said, "Take...
  • Patriotism or prejudice? Teen suspended for criticizing Muslim student

    08/31/2009 10:32:39 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 27 replies · 2,920+ views
    ABCActionNews ^ | 8/31/09 | Elizabeth Dinh
    SPRING HILL, FL -- While showing off her JROTC uniform, 16-year-old Heather Lawrence told us joining the Army is her next big goal, to follow in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. "Our flag represents everything that our country is," she said. The teen says an issue over the American flag is why she was written up and handed a five-day suspension from Springstead High School this week for criticizing a Muslim student. Heather says the other girl was sitting down during the Pledge of Allegiance. "You know, I made a not-so-kind remark, and I do sincerely apologize for...
  • S.F. school board restores JROTC program

    06/10/2009 7:50:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 354+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/10/9 | Jill Tucker
    SAN FRANCISCO -- After three years of emotional debate and back-and-forth votes, the San Francisco school board Tuesday night hit the reset button on the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, restoring the program to nearly its original condition before the 2006 effort to kill it. The board voted 4-3 to allow the JROTC program to satisfy physical education requirements - something needed to maintain enrollment numbers that financially justify the program at seven district high schools.The measure gives JROTC students the option to earn P.E. credit through independent study.The vote is the latest in a nearly three-year battle over the...
  • S .F. Students Earn Their Stripes

    06/07/2009 6:53:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 475+ views ^ | June 7, 2009 | Deb ra J. Sauders
    When the San Francisco school board voted last month to restore the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program, it seemed that sanity had prevailed -- three years after the board voted to kill the popular program. Finally, the board had put students' welfare ahead of its ruthless political correctness. Wrong. Unless the school board votes to recognize that JROTC fulfills students' high school physical education requirements at Tuesday's board meeting, the board's vote to keep JROTC could be viewed as a conniving stunt and a cruel hoax. If students cannot get PE credit -- as they could before the board...
  • S.F. school board votes to restore JROTC program

    05/13/2009 4:15:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 539+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | May 13, 2009 | Jill Tucker
    San Francisco -- A three-year battle over whether Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps belongs in San Francisco schools ended Tuesday night with a 4-3 vote by the school board to restore the military leadership program weeks before its scheduled expiration. More than 200 supporters and opponents of the program crowded into the school district headquarters to make their final pleas to the board. And their arguments were as emotionally charged as they were when the fight began in 2006. "To some of you, this is a political issue," Balboa High School sophomore Malik Douglas told the board. "But to me...
  • Pellet guns to fall silent across school district

    04/08/2009 7:31:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 1,382+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | February 28, 2009 (yeah, yeah, it's old) | Jennifer Vigil
    SAN DIEGO — Hope is the political message of the moment, courtesy of President Barack Obama. Tell that to Lincoln High School students Jennifer Astudillo, Sakeenah Shabazz and Alex Velarde, a trio of increasingly polished political activists. Sakeenah, 16, said hope isn't part of her political equation. “Always go in prepared for the worst, not with your hopes up,” she said. What they've displayed instead is persistence, as they've led a group of high school students in persuading the San Diego Unified School District board to shelve campus air-rifle marksmanship programs. The board confirmed the decision Tuesday, although members eased...
  • Teens to be honored for heroism

    10/24/2008 6:56:12 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 9 replies · 664+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | Oct 24, 2008 | By KAREN NELSON
    OCEAN SPRINGS -- Two cadets with Ocean Springs High School's JROTC program each will receive a Medal of Heroism on Tuesday, an event that is almost unheard-of among the high school programs in this state. The medal is one of the highest awards given in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and requires the rank of general to present it. So on Tuesday, Maj. Gen. William Freeman with the Mississippi National Guard will come to the school to present the two medals. The Medal of Heroism is sanctioned by the Department of the Army and is registered through the Army...
  • What's in your ballot?

    10/14/2008 10:22:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 401+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/14/8 | Debra J. Saunders
    Over beers, Brian McConnell and his buddies came up with the idea to put a measure on the San Francisco ballot to rename a city sewage plant after President Bush. Ha, ha, ha. OK, they've had their laugh, and they even gathered more than the necessary 7,168 signatures to qualify their measure for the November ballot. It's Proposition R. The question is: Do Ess Eff voters want to give San Francisco bashers yet another reason to believe this is a city run by brats? If voters in the Special City approve Prop. R, which would rename the Oceanside Water Pollution...