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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...
  • Michelle Malkin: Saving JROTC in San Francisco

    07/09/2008 8:40:16 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 10 replies · 134+ views
    Saving JROTC in San Francisco ^ | 7/08/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    They did it! High school students fighting anti-military bigotry in the Bay Area collected 13,600 signatures and submitted them to save the JROTC program in San Francisco. (I blogged about their signature-gathering efforts last month here.) Keep the counterinsurgency going.
  • The politic behind bid to oust JROTC program

    07/08/2008 7:40:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 93+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/8/8 | C.W. Nevius
    San Francisco is a city that wants to do the right thing. The problem, as always, is when our politicians get carried away. Certainly, no one has any problem with standing up for someone's right to express themselves or control their own life. San Francisco has a long and proud record of backing those kinds of issues. Same-sex marriage? Absolutely. Universal health care? That, too. Banning the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps from local high schools - despite the fact that there has been no complaint about the program - because you disagree with the American military's policy on gay...
  • SF School Board Kills JROTC

    06/26/2008 8:25:06 PM PDT · by buwaya · 96 replies · 304+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | Thursday, June 26, 2008 | Nanette Asimov
    (06-26) 19:20 PDT San Francisco -- San Francisco public high schools will no longer award physical education credit to students enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, the Board of Education voted today in a hastily scheduled meeting. The 4-to-1 vote will likely cripple the 90-year-old military education program that serves 1,200 students because most use it to satisfy their p.e. requirement. "If students really love the program, they'll take it anyway," said board president Mark Sanchez, who has led opposition to JROTC because of its ties to the military. Gregory Wing, who will be a sophomore at Lowell...
  • San Francisco schools' special salute

    06/10/2008 8:07:18 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 88+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/10/8 | Debra J. Saunders
    Wonder why San Francisco has a reputation as the American left's most intolerant city? Consider the fact that concerned San Francisco citizens are now gathering signatures for a ballot measure advising the school board to overturn a 2006 vote to shut down the 90-year-old Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. You see, the San Francisco school board only recognizes the right to expression with which it agrees. Disagree, and the board will shut you down. If students suffer - well, that's politics. Quincy Yu is a leader in the effort to gather the 7,200 signatures needed to put the advisory...
  • SF schools will keep JROTC for one more year

    12/11/2007 9:57:55 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 280+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/11/7 | Jill Tucker
    San Francisco -- The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps gets to stay in San Francisco high schools for one more year, the district's school board decided tonight. More than 100 students packed the meeting as the board voted 5 to 2 to extend the program through the 2008-2009 school year. Board President Mark Sanchez and board member Eric Mar voted against the measure. The board also decided to allow JROTC courses to continue to count toward up to two years of physical education courses, which is required for graduation. The board voted a year ago to eliminate the 90-year-old program...
  • San Francisco Board of Education Drops the JROTC Ball

    11/27/2007 7:33:53 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 50+ views
    Cinnamon Stillwell's Blog ^ | 11/26/7 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    Following San Francisco's Veteran's Day Parade earlier this month, I wondered aloud whether the JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps) would continue participating due to the anti-military Board of Education's dictatorial decision to phase out the popular program. There was a brief moment of hope when it was announced that the board would consider a proposed resolution approving a one-year extension of the program through the 2008-09 school year. But even then, it was clear that the decks were stacked against the JROTC. The resolution, as described by the San Francisco Chronicle, consisted of the following: The measure before the...
  • Last Veteran's Day Parade for the San Francisco JROTC?

    11/13/2007 8:53:10 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 76+ views
    Cinnamon Stillwell's Blog ^ | 11/13/7 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    San Francisco's anti-military shenanigans are legion and have been commented on by yours truly on many an occasion. Earlier this year, for instance, I noted the decision by the San Francisco Board of Education to phase out the JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps)from the city's public schools, despite the protestations of students and their families. So when this year's Veteran's Day Parade rolled around, I couldn't help but wonder whether or not the JROTC would be making an appearance. Sure enough, the usual contigent of JROTC cadets marched in the 2007 parade, but, according to this SFGate article, it...
  • Save JROTC for the children

    11/13/2007 7:43:05 AM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies · 83+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/13/7 | Debra J. Saunders
    Once again, San Francisco politicians are poised to thumb their nose at the U.S. military. Tonight, the school board will vote to follow-up on a 2006 measure to kill high-school Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs, if a tad more slowly than planned. If it passes, the message to the rest of America will be clear: The Special City is too precious for the U.S. military. Worst of all, if the board votes to end JROTC, it will have voted to deprive the very students whom schools are most likely to fail by yanking the one school program most likely...
  • San Francisco schools expected to grant JROTC a year's reprieve

    10/06/2007 6:49:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 476+ views
    san francisco Chronicle ^ | October 6, 2007 | Jill Tucker
    The controversial demise of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps in San Francisco schools scheduled for this spring will likely be put off for at least a year because the school district hasn't developed a promised replacement program. The expected reprieve would drag out what has already been a protracted and emotional battle over the district's 90-year tie to the military program. Still, supporters say the prospect of an extra year offers hope that JROTC could survive in San Francisco. The school board voted last November to phase out JROTC over two years because of its connection to the military,...
  • 17-year-old Dallastown student...(Jr. Marine Foiled Kidnap/Rape)

    04/25/2007 10:51:00 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 43 replies · 1,736+ views
    The York Dispatch ^ | April 25, 2007 | Brock Parker
    Seventeen-year-old Travis VanKuren was walking to his car at the Wal-Mart in Springettsbury Township at 7 p.m. last Wednesday when he saw a man and a woman struggling in the parking lot. VanKuren, a slim, 5-foot, 9-inch junior at Dallastown Area High School, took a closer look and made eye contact with the woman involved in the fight. "She looked over at me and started screaming for help," VanKuren said. The woman also screamed "help" at two other people in the parking lot who looked at her and walked away. VanKuren didn't. Instead, he decided to help, and police say...
  • Anti-military bigotry by the Bay

    11/22/2006 11:57:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 1,269+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | November 20, 2006 | Jeff Jacoby
    "In the first place God made idiots," observed Mark Twain. "This was for practice. Then he made school boards." The San Francisco Board of Education's 4-2 vote last week to abolish the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program, which has been active in the city's high schools for 90 years, tends to support his view. Why is JROTC being done away with? It isn't for lack of interest. More than 1,600 San Francisco students currently take part in its voluntary activities. "Kids love this program as if it's family," notes the San Francisco Chronicle. It is "a program that students...
  • SAUNDERS: S.F. Unified -- Love it or leave it

    11/19/2006 7:39:57 AM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies · 740+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/19/6 | Debra J. Saunders
    IN THE SPECIAL CITY, choice doesn't really mean choice. San Francisco Unified School District trustees proved as much last week when they voted 4-2 to eliminate the popular Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, and deprive high-school students of a program that instills leadership and other skills essential to success in a competitive world. First, the vote was wrong because it hurts kids. Imagine a program so popular that hundreds of students have turned out to support it -- even though it demands from its 1,600 participants behaviors not often associated with teenagers. To wit: punctuality, the proud wearing of a...
  • San Francisco & JROTC: Military Left Behind

    11/18/2006 3:09:43 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 23 replies · 886+ views
    Inveestor's Business Daily ^ | 18 Nov 2006 | Editorial
    Education: The San Francisco Board of Education is terminating an honorable armed forces leadership training program, spiting the very people who would protect the city from attack. It was to the delight of Left Coast peaceniks and Bay Area military haters when the board voted 4-2 Tuesday to phase out the system's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program over a two-year period. Right after Veterans Day, the board redeployed the 1,700 student cadets who voluntarily participate in JROTC at 17 of the district's 21 high schools. Never mind that the kids themselves defended the program. The board coldly brushed aside...
  • JROTC Promotes Violence

    11/16/2006 8:53:12 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 41 replies · 1,160+ views
    Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors Website ^ | 11/16/2006 | Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors
    While schools work to stop violence in the wake of Columbine, many forget a source close to home. JROTC programs across the country are being rocked by scandals, ranging from military-style executions to hazing to classic military sexual assault and intimidation. JROTC's violence is promoted by the ethos and the purpose of the program itself. When war's horrors are glossed over and glorified, murder, hazing, and lesser brutality become easier to contemplate. When School Boards allow the military's JROTC program into schools despite the military's bigotry and discriminatory practices, their message condones hate-crimes. Military training is designed to dehumanize soldiers...
  • S.F. school board votes to ban Junior ROTC (San Francisco "Values" BARF ALERT!!

    11/16/2006 2:28:58 AM PST · by txradioguy · 15 replies · 601+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 15 Nov 2006 | Bay City News Service
    The San Francisco school board voted Tuesday night to pass a resolution that will phase out the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps in San Francisco high schools over the next two years, a spokeswoman for the school board said Wednesday. According to the spokeswoman, the school board voted 4-2 to pass the resolution. Board members Mark Sanchez, Sarah Lipson, Dan Kelly and Eric Mar reportedly voted to pass the resolution, with Norman Yee and Jill Wynns voting against it. Board member Eddie Chin was not present to cast a vote. The school board is expected to release the official resolution...
  • San Francisco Eliminates JROTC - school board minutes

    11/15/2006 10:14:19 PM PST · by buwaya · 12 replies · 523+ views
    SF School Board Notes ^ | 11/15/2006 | buwaya
    District to Eliminate JROTC After heated public testimony and intense, sometimes angry debate, the board voted Tuesday to eliminate JROTC programs from the district. The program will be discontinued at the start of the 2008-09 school year. Until then, students can continue to enroll and receive class credit. Commissioners Mark Sanchez, Dan Kelly, Sarah Lipson and Eric Mar voted to cut the program, while Commissioners Jill Wynns and Norman Yee voted against it. Commissioner Eddie Chin was absent from the meeting but sent a statement expressing opposition to the measure. Some 1,600 students are currently enrolled in JROTC, which includes...
  • San Francisco school board votes to dump JROTC program

    11/14/2006 11:40:21 PM PST · by L.N. Smithee · 99 replies · 2,040+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 15, 2006 | Jill Tucker
    After 90 years in San Francisco high schools, the [JROTC] must go, the S.F. school board decided Tuesday night. The board voted 4-2 to eliminate the popular program, phasing it out over two years. ...JROTC cadets at the board meeting burst into tears or covered their faces after the votes were cast. [snip] Their position was summed up by a former teacher, Nancy Mancias, who said, "We need to teach a curriculum of peace.'' The board's move to dismantle the popular program was led by board members Dan Kelly and [gay] Mark Sanchez with support from Sarah Lipson and Eric...
  • EDITORIAL: A school board war on JROTC

    11/13/2006 2:21:36 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 2,156+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/13/6 | Editor
    SAN FRANCISCO public schools have problems, but a popular military-themed program isn't one of them. Still, a four-vote majority of the seven-member Board of Education is likely this week to cancel the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps classes. The justifications are predictable: School leaders must stand up to the Pentagon's half-baked "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay service members, and to the war in Iraq. This blunderbuss sloganeering fits snugly with an advisory vote last year barring military recruiting at schools. But the reasoning, compelling as it sounds to progressive San Francisco, is inadequate. The high-flown arguments fall apart...
  • Waging war on JROTC

    11/13/2006 12:06:46 PM PST · by stm · 5 replies · 326+ views
    Michelle's Blog ^ | 11/13/06 | Michelle Malkin
    Caution: San Francisco values at work. Even the left-wing San Francisco Chronicle says the political leaders of Baghdad by the Bay have gone too far: SAN FRANCISCO public schools have problems, but a popular military-themed program isn't one of them. Still, a four-vote majority of the seven-member Board of Education is likely this week to cancel the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps classes. The justifications are predictable: School leaders must stand up to the Pentagon's half-baked "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay service members, and to the war in Iraq. This blunderbuss sloganeering fits snugly with an advisory vote...
  • Save JROTC in San Francisco

    08/21/2006 5:49:12 PM PDT · by buwaya · 2 replies · 236+ views
    8/21/2006 | Buwaya
    Here's something small but worthwhile you prolific emailers can do - write an email for a good cause. The SF School Board wants to shut down JROTC because, basically, the School Board thinks JROTC is incompatible with SF politics. They want to replace it with something typically PC. You may begin shivering now. The JROTC kids want it to stay; they have way more applicants than JROTC can take (yes, in San Francisco, we have something like 1500 kids in JROTC). There are thousands of schools on the waiting list to set up JROTC programs because of limited funds, and...
  • San Francisco may ban JROTC

    05/25/2006 12:37:52 PM PDT · by buwaya · 34 replies · 2,173+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 23, 2006 | Heather Knight
    Board has plan to oust ROTC from S.F. schools Members want to cut program over 'Don't ask, Don't tell' Heather Knight, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, May 23, 2006 The San Francisco Board of Education appears poised to kick the military's Junior ROTC programs out of the city's public schools, saying the Pentagon's refusal to allow openly gay service members is deplorable and not in line with the school district's anti-discrimination policy. School board members are scheduled to introduce a resolution tonight outlawing the JROTC because of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" rule. The resolution calls that policy an "unjust,...
  • Depot DIs supervise JROTC drill meet (CAUTION May induce Disturbing Flash-Backs)

    05/13/2006 10:23:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 613+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Dorian Gardner
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (May 12, 2006) -- Depot Marines judged Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students who displayed their military precision and bearing at the sixth annual “Golden Bear’s National Drill Meet” April 29 in Pomona, Calif. Marines from the depot and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., as well as airmen, seamen and soldiers came together during the competition to observe and judge proper execution over the event’s 16 drill areas. The stations included armed and unarmed drill, regulation, exhibition, color guard, four-person armed drill, four-person sabers and novice categories. The drill competition hosted 52 schools...
  • Trekking through Canyons: Hereford High School takes part in six-mile training hike

    04/21/2006 4:25:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 800+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. C. Alex Herron
    HEREFORD, Texas (April 21, 2006) -- Two columns of camouflaged bodies trudged up a rocky trail through dry creek beds. A thin dusty haze rose from the ground. The Afternoon sun beat down on the weary hikers, but they pushed themselves and motivate each other as they file towards the finish line of their six-mile hike. No, these aren’t the newest students at Marine Combat Training fresh off their brief boot camp leave periods. The 80-member unit known as “1st Herd Battalion,” is made up of students from Hereford High School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps unit. The...
  • MCLB XO inspects Lancaster JROTC unit

    03/16/2006 4:09:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 276+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Quentin Grogan
    MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif. (March 16, 2006) -- As the platoons form on an early Tuesday morning, a Marine lieutenant colonel stands up and walks towards the first platoon, time on deck is 9:30 a.m. The Marine comes to attention in front of the first member of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps; the student salutes and continues on to say his rank and name. Then the Marine starts to drill the student with questions about basic military knowledge. "Who is the Secretary of Defense? What is your fifth general order?" said the inspecting Marine, Lt. Col. Danny...
  • America Supports You: Famous Marine, JROTC Unit Push VFW Effort

    03/09/2006 4:26:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 333+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 – Retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, famous for his role as a drill instructor in the movie "Full Metal Jacket," has joined forces with a Midwest Junior ROTC unit to help support troops and their families. Retired U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey signs autographs for students from Wentworth Military Academy at the "Unmet Needs" benefit concert in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 25, 2005. The concert, featuring Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, kicked off Unmet Needs, a VFW program offering financial aid to military families in need. Photo by Phil...
  • An Army of Kids (anti-military alert!)

    01/27/2006 9:20:02 AM PST · by Houmatt · 16 replies · 1,001+ views ^ | 1-26-06 | Peter Koch
    Last fall, on a gray, pouring-rain morning, Bruce Beyer drove his daughter, Elizabeth, and her friend Jennifer Brown to Hutchinson-Central Technical School. When he picked up Brown, she was decked out in military dress, part of her uniform for the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) class she was enrolled in at school. Glancing in his rearview mirror, Beyer casually asked her how she liked the JROTC program, one his daughter had opted out of at summer orientation. “I hate it,” Brown said. “So why do you do it?” Beyer asked. “Every freshman was forced to enroll,” she answered, and...
  • Exploring the Military [NAS Corpus Christi, Texas]

    10/29/2005 7:27:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 907+ views
    Sat, October 29, 2005 Corpus Christi, TX Exploring the Military Cadets invade naval air station Students from eight local high schools compete in the Knock-out Drill competition Friday during the second annual U.S. Navy Career Day at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. About 450 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets attended the event, which provided an overview of more than 20 occupational paths available in the military and gave students a chance to connect with active-duty military personnel. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Why Question the Military's JROTC program

    02/20/2005 11:22:27 AM PST · by Just Kimberly · 51 replies · 1,050+ views
    The Objector>org ^ | 2004 | The
    The mainlink will take you to a page within the objector, with links to many articles.Below is just a sampling of the garbage they are polluting peoplpe's minds with.
  • Caring for Old Glory - New generations learn about flag etiquette, disposal

    12/06/2004 8:28:47 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 14 replies · 1,538+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 2004/12/06 | Kathy Plum
    Bob Gay/The Dominion Post Showing the effects of wind and weather, this tattered and faded flag still flutters in the breeze at a grave site in East Oak Grove Cemetery. BY KATHY PLUM The Dominion Post KINGWOOD -- Americans love their flag, but many don't know how to display it, honor it or to dispose of it after it is retired. "We have skipped a couple generations where we have not taught" flag etiquette, said 1st Sgt. Rick Bloom, of the Preston High School JROTC. "We normally don't have to tell a cadet more than once what you have...
  • Hand over rifles, Manatee JROTC told

    11/05/2004 10:37:53 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 44 replies · 1,223+ views ^ | November 5, 2004 | MICHAEL BARBER
    Hand over rifles, Manatee JROTC told Bradenton Herald | November 5, 2004 MICHAEL BARBER MANATEE, FLORIDA- Johnny, go get your gun - if there is one. Manatee County's high school Junior ROTC programs are struggling to cope with a reduction in training rifles, caused by a dwindling national supply and increasing demand. High schools use the rifles for honor guard duty as well as drill team practices and competitions. The rifles are incapable of being fired. "We got a message from our brigade command that we must turn in all of our excess rifles over 45," said LTC Carl Lane,...