The Forest Park JROTC Cadets represent Forest Park High School at the 31st Army Ten Miler
WHAT: Community Support of the Warrior Tent at the 31st Army Ten Miler
WHY: Community Service Project motivating young people to be better citizens
WHEN: Cadets will meet, Sunday, October 11th, 2015, 0600 (6:00am) - 12:00 Noon finish time
WHERE: Meet at DoubleTree by Hilton, D.C./ Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA
WHO: Forest Park JROTC Cadets who want to experience "selfless service" and provide an overwhelming feeling of giving back to the community
CONTACT: JROTC Senior Instructor LTC Bullock at 503-583-3200, permission slips required. See permission slip for additional information.
Cadets will be droppped off/picked up in the lobby of the Double Tree Hotel.
LTC Bullock and 1SG Garris will meet cadets and then walk/ride together to the Pentagon Parking Lot and Warrior Tent.
Cadet parents/guardians are welcome to join us in the Warrior Tent, we would LOVE their company.
The Army Ten-Miler 'Warrior Tent,' in its fifth year, was originally initiated to provide a means of honoring all the amazing wounded, ill or injured service members and veterans who participate in the race. For the past two years the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets have come out as volunteers to help set up the tent, serve meals, and support and interact with the athletes who have turned their adversity into inspiration for others. Following the race, the JROTC cadets enjoy greeting their guests with delicious homemade chili and hot beverages under the comfort of the Warrior Tent.
The Forest Park High School JROTC cadets from Woodbridge, Va., begin their day with the preparation of the Warrior Tent in the Hooah Tent Zone. Cadets place banners and poster displays of wounded, ill or injured service members and veterans both inside and outside of the tent.
The cadets then move to the starting line to join the more than 35,000 registered race participants and thousands of spectators, in pre-race activities. As the race kicks off, the JROTC cadets cheer on loudly in support of the more than 100 athletes who will complete in the Wounded Warrior and Wheelchair category.
"This is such a memorable event," said Cadet Thomas Krowitz of Woodbridge, Va. "It is heartwarming to see the people support the wounded warriors."
"The Army Ten-Miler is one of several events that the Forest Park Bruin Battalion will participate in this year as a part of their community service plan," say's LTC Jacquiline Bullock, Army Senior Instructor of the Forest Park High School JROTC Bruin Battalion. "Our mission in JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. The cadets' decision to support wounded warriors each year lends to the core of our mission," she added. "It is representative of the Army value of selfless service and provides an overwhelming feeling of giving back to the community", exclaimed Bullock.
Race participant Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class Johnathan Holsey was a visitor of the Warrior Tent and shared his remarkable story of recovery with the cadets. CWO Holsey shared with the cadets his severe injury from an improvised explosive device in Iraq of 2004, which left his left leg amputated below his knee. During his visit, Holsey interacted with cadets and explained how he is able to run long-distances with the help of his prosthetic. Holsey shared, "I never ran the Army Ten-Miler or anything of this distance before I got injured, when you look at the fact that I've done more after my injury than I did before, it just shows you how things you overcome can also empower you to be stronger and make you seek things that you probably never would have thought about doing."
"It was very heartwarming to be around so many great people who served our country," said Cadet Sean McCauley, of Woodbridge, Va. "I would love to come back and run and support the wounded warriors again."
In both 2013 and 2014, the cadets were very honored to meet Sergeant Major of the Army, Raymond F. Chandler III, who provided words of encouragement not only in their measurement to support wounded warriors, but their quest to become leaders in JROTC.
JROTC CYBERPATRIOT TEAM SIGN-UPS
WHO: FPHS JUNIOR ROTC CADETS WHO LOVE COMPUTER HACKING/GAMING/GEEK SQUAD/CYBER WARFARE STUFF
WHAT: FIRST CYBERPATRIOT TEAM MEETING AND WORKSHOP
WHEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, 2:15 - 4:15PM
WHERE: JUNIOR ROTC CLASSROOM
WHY: REGISTER FOR CYBERPATRIOT TEAM(S) AND PREPARE FOR FIRST CYBERPATRIOT PRACTICE ROUND SCHEDULED OCTOBER 13-27.
JROTC CADET COMMANDER: CYBER TEAM COMMANDER DOMINIC GAZZELL
JROTC INSTRUCTOR CONTACT: JROTC SENIOR ARMY INSTRUCTOR LTC BULLOCK, BULLOCJA@PWCS.EDU OR 703-583-3200
* SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT: ACTIVE DUTY SOLIDERS SSG DOOLIN AND SSG MARKWALDER, ARMY IT CYBER WAREFARE DEFENDERS WILL BE OUR TECHNICAL MENTORS THIS YEAR!
WHAT IS CYBERPATRIOT:
CYBERPATRIOT IS THE NATIONAL YOUTH CYBER EDUCATION PROGRAM. THERE ARE THREE MAIN PROGRAMS WITHIN CYBERPATRIOT: THE NATIONAL YOUTH CYBER DEFENSE COMPETITION, AFA CYBERCAMPS AND THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CYBER EDUCATION INITIATIVE. CYBERPATRIOT WAS CONCEIVED BY THE AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION (AFA) TO INSPIRE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TOWARD CAREERS IN CYBERSECURITY OR OTHER SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) DISCIPLINES CRITICAL TO OUR NATION'S FUTURE.
THE NATIONAL YOUTH CYBER DEFENSE COMPETITION
AT THE CENTER OF CYBERPATRIOT IS THE NATIONAL YOUTH CYBER DEFENSE COMPETITION. THE COMPETITION PUTS TEAMS OF HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE POSITION OF NEWLY HIRED IT PROFESSIONALS TASKED WITH MANAGING THE NETWORK OF A SMALL COMPANY. IN THE ROUNDS OF COMPETITION, TEAMS ARE GIVEN A SET OF VIRTUAL IMAGES THAT REPRESENT OPERATING SYSTEMS AND ARE TASKED WITH FINDING CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITIES WITHIN THE IMAGES AND HARDENING THE SYSTEM WHILE MAINTAINING CRITICAL SERVICES. TEAMS COMPETE FOR THE TOP PLACEMENT WITHIN THEIR STATE AND REGION, AND THE TOP TEAMS IN THE NATION EARN ALL-EXPENSES PAID TRIPS TO WASHINGTON, DC FOR THE NATIONAL FINALS COMPETITION WHERE THEY CAN EARN NATIONAL RECOGNITION AND SCHOLARSHIP MONEY.
IN THE NEWS:
"THE CYBERPATRIOT PROGRAM HAS BEEN AN OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE FOR ME AND MY STUDENTS FOR EACH OF THE FOUR SEASONS I HAVE BEEN A COACH, AND EVERY YEAR I HAVE STUDENTS WHOSE LIVES ARE CHANGED BY THE OPPORTUNITY THE PROGRAM PROVIDES. NOT ONLY HAVE MY STUDENTS LEARNED TEAMWORK, PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION, AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS DURING PRACTICE AND COMPETITION, THEY HAVE ALSO GAINED AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE GRAVE THREAT OUR SOCIETY FACES FROM CYBER ATTACK, AND MANY OF THEM HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE COMPUTER SCIENCE OR CYBER SECURITY THEIR FOCUS IN COLLEGE. OUR COUNTRY NEEDS FUTURE LEADERS WHO UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGES WE FACE AND WHO HAVE THE SKILLS TO MEET THESE CHALLENGES. I'M VERY PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE CYBERPATRIOT PROGRAM, AND TO HELP CREATE THOSE FUTURE LEADERS."
AMY KING, CYBERPATRIOT COACH
DOUGLAS MACARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL
JROTC Bruin Battalion Fundraiser
SUPPORT "your" FOREST PARK High School "BRUIN BATTALION" Junior ROTC Program by participating in Claire's Gourmet Fundraiser.
Claire's Gourmet features, "Elegant Desserts, Ready to Bake Pizza and Appetizers, and Sweets & Treats." Great snacks for after school and delicious desserts which are great for the Holiday. The JROTC cadets can also earn some great prizes!
Your fundraiser purchase order with Claire's or monetary contribution will directly help to cover JROTC co-curricular activities which include but are not limited to, the expense of bus transportation for educational field trips, Drill and Raider Team competition meets, military balls (Dining in/out), award ceremonies, field day events, and community outreach projects that develop servant leadership and better community citizenship in our cadets.
IMPORTANT FOR CADETS TO GET ORDERS:
Cadets/Parents/Guardians must FIRST register at:http://www.clairesgourmet.com/participant-login/ to establish a participant account. Once account is established, cadet will receive a "participant code" to provide to friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers for them to place their orders directly on-line. Cadets may also collect orders on fundraiser order brochure forms ALREADY provided to cadets; payment must be turned-in with orders (checks/money orders should be made payable to "Forest Park High School", cash is also accepted). * NOTE: If an item is not available for customers ordering on-line, cadets can have their those customers place their order on the fundraiser order brochures. Fundraiser Order Brochure payments MUST be turned-in with Brochures on or before Thur., Oct. 15th.
ON-LINE ORDER DEADLINE: Thursday, October 15th, at 11:59.pm
BROCHURE FORM TURN-IN DEADLINE (with payments): Wed, Oct.14th, 2:00pm, JROTC Classroom.
THANK YOU in advance for your support of your Forest Park JROTC Program where our Bruin Battalion motto is "Creating Better Citizens" in our community!
FPHS New "TOP 3 " Inducted at the PWCS JROTC Leadership Reception
On Thursday, 28 May, 2015 the PWCS Superintendent, Dr. Steven L. Walt’s, continued a PWCS tradition since 2004, the induction of the “New Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Unit Leaders” during an annual medal ceremony.
Mr. Fred Milbert, PWCS Supervisor of JROTC, and special guests of Prince William County Schools recognized the schools new JROTC leaders (SY 2015-16) from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine PWCS JROTC programs and for their many contributions to our community and schools. FPHS Bruin Battalion’s “TOP 3” leaders represented our school. In the photograph, left to right, Army Instructor, First Sergeant Anthony R. Garris, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Matthew D. Curell, Cadet Major Shani K. Baptiste, Cadet Sergeant Major Mario A. James, and Senior Army Instructor, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Jacqueline A. Bullock.
Several of the achievements of the Bruin Battalion accomplishments:
Community Service: In December, the FPHS Bruin Battalion Air Rifle Team, “Steele Legion,” consisting of Woodbridge Senior High School’s Army JROTC program cadets joined to support the American Legion Post 364, Toys for Tots program. In May, Cadets supported the Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C. Race for The Cure by volunteering to help support the cause. Finally, Bruin Battalion cadets supported the Forest Park High School Suicide Awareness Walk (Inaugural) by volunteering to help raise awareness of suicide.
JROTC's 99th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk: This year we celebrated Army’s JROTC's 99th Anniversary and helped prepare for the “Kick Off” of the 100th year celebration. FPHS along with a special guest, Colonel (Retired) Lawrence A. Anyanwu, Commander, 4th Brigade of Army Cadet Command, Woodbridge Senior High School’s Army JROTC program, cadets from George Mason University ROTC program (Occoquan Regional Park, Lorton, Virginia), and other JROTC and ROTC units around the world joined to participate in a 5K Run/Walk.On Thursday, 28 May, 2015 the PWCS Superintendent, Dr. Steven L. Walt’s, continued a PWCS tradition since 2004, the induction of the “New Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Unit Leaders” during an annual medal ceremony.
Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure!
The Bruin Battalion Raider Team will support the efforts for of the Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C Race for the Cure, Saturday, May 9, 2015.
In addition, this is event is a “Make-Up” and graded athletic, basic military leadership and citizenship training event for cadet s that did not support the 5K "JROTC/ROTC 99th Anniversary" event. Maximum participation for this event is 50 cadets.
5K "JROTC/ROTC 99th Anniversary"
Every one of all ages please come and join the Forest Park Army JROTC Bruin Battalion as we attempt to become a part of history; which is to break a Guinness World Record for the most Runners/Walkers in a 5K event.
This special event is being held to celebrate JROTC/ROTC 99th Anniversary with a 5k Run/Walk at Occoquan Regional Park, Lorton, Virginia. All JROTC/ROTC schools throughout the 4th Brigade Command will conduct this run at exactly 1200 PM. (Eastern Time).
Cadets of the Bruin Battalion, this is a mandatory and graded athletic, basic military leadership and citizenship training event. Cadets are required to wear the Battalion PT shirt and shorts (jeans). Cadets can bring cameras/cell phones.
Transportation: The bus departs Forest Park High School, JROTC classroom 1153, door #14, at 9:30 AM for Occoquan Regional Park. All others should arrive at the park NLT 10:00 A.M. Cadets with parents/guardians who are Running/Walking should report for registration no later than 11:00 AM. The run/walk starts at 11:30 for walkers with very small children of those with disabilities. Again, the Run/Walk starts PROMPTLY at 1200 PM.
Please, we ask all participants, "Do not bring any pets!"
All you need to do to join us is register at http://www.jrotc5krun.com/
Parent Information Night
Incoming Freshmen: Current 8th Graders, New Students, and Parents.
Come Hear All About Army JROTC!
On April 14, 2015, Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) hosts a "Parent Information Night." The session will take place at Forest Park High School, JROTC Room #1153. The session will include presentations about the JROTC enrollment requirements, curriculum, activities, and community service, etc. The JROTC session will include a question and answer period led by current Cadet Commanders/Leaders/Cadets from perspective co-curricular activities. There will be a 6:30 PM "Open House" and the information session is scheduled to begin promptly at 7:00 PM and conclude at 9:00 PM.
MAKE-UP - ARMY JROTC BRUIN BATTALION PORTRAIT DAY
Cadets who did take there Individual portraits will have another opportunity on Friday, 20 Mar 15, Army JROTC classroom. Please ensure that you plan accordingly and notify your perspective teacher for you to be excused. This the "FINAL" opportunity regardless of the Even/Odd schedule.
Preparation for the portrait is important, so please have your Cadet have his/her uniform prepared and in dress condition.
JROTC club portraits will be taken after school. Please ensure that you are on time.
JLAB: Class A Uniform
Cyber Patriot: Class A Uniform
Honor Guard: Class A Uniform
Marksmanship Team: Class A Uniform.....bring Steele Legion sweatshirts
Raider Team: ACU
JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) Camp Success '15
The JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) Summer Camp '15 is being held, 20-25 June, at Fort A.P. Hill, VA.
JCLC Information: Has not been posted this year, when details are available they will be posted.
ARMY JROTC BRUIN BATTALION PORTRAIT DAY!!
Individual portraits of your Cadet will be taken at the Forest Park High School on Wednesday, February 25th, and Thursday, February 26th.
These portraits will be taken during their perspective JROTC class. Preparation for the portrait is important, so please have your Cadet have his/her uniform prepared and in dress condition.
The portrait flyer will be sent with your Cadet which has all the options available to you. It has a price menu and envelope. If you are placing an order, please return the order before or on the date your Cadet is being photographed. Your finished order will be returned back to the school for pick up within 3 weeks.
Battalion holiday party
Attention to all cadets l. On December 18th, there will be a holiday party after school. Cadets must bring their designated food assignments.
JROTC ANNUAL HOLIDAY DINNER -- CANCELLED!!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the JROTC Annual Holiday Dinner is cancelled. We want to thank all who have supported our efforts for this event.
The Headquarters Company took a toured the Pentagon today and received a first hand look at the Department of Defense!
Air Force Presentation
Cadets of the Battalion will receive an Air Force presentation on 6 and 7 Oct 2012 as a part of the Dept of Defense lesson series.
Raider Competition @ TC Williams HS
The Raider Team is headed to TC Williams HS on 4 October 2014 for their first competition this school year! Come out and cheer our Bruin team on! Award ceremony is scheduled to begin on or about 4:30 pm.
Cadets of the Battalion will receive a Navy presentation on 1 and 2 Oct 2014 as a part of the Dept of Defense lesson series.
Cadets of the Battalion will receive an Army presentation on 29 and 30 Sep 2014 as a part of the Dept of Defense lesson series.
Marine Corps Presentation
The Marine Corps presented service information to the Cadets of the Battalion on 24 and 25 Sep 2014. Thanks to the Corps for an enlightening presentation!
Modern Day Marine Expo '14
Bravo Company has kicked off the season of field trips by attending the Modern Day Marine Expo at Quantico, VA on 25 Sep 2014. The cadets received education while experiencing the extraordinary dynamics of Marine Corps technology!
Battalion Field Day 2014
The JROTC Bruin Battalion held its first ever Battalion Field Day on 20 September 2014. It was a blast! The cadets strengthened their bond as they competed for the winning title of Field Day Champion. Football, basketball, softball, kickball, Free Throws, Table Tennis, Tug O War, and Vehicle Pull were some of the competitive events that day. And the winning title goes to....Bravo Company!
Honor Guard Supports Graham Park MS at Back to School Night
On 16 September 2014, members of the JROTC Honor Guard, who are previous GPMS students, went back to their middle school alma mater to render support during their 2014 Back-To-School Night. It was a welcomed reunion by all!
Drill & Raider Try Outs!
The tryouts are finished, and now onto the practices. Great turnout for those interested in the Drill and Raider Teams. First competitions will be 4 and 18 October for the Raider and Drill Teams, respectively! Let's bring home the trophies!
JROTC New Parent Orientation
The JROTC New Parent Orientation meeting for SY 14-15 was held on August 28, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm. Parents heard all about the JROTC Program, curriculum, activities, and community support!
AJROTC Leadership Camp
Leadership camp was held 4-15 Aug 2014 this year. The camp activities included training on Leadership Principles, values, Battalion Staff Structure, team building, new year planning and policy reviews. The Battalion leaders were aggressive in their planning and committed to the new cadets coming into the program. Leaders, job well done.
New Cadet Orientation, SY 14-15
New Cadet Orientation was held 18-20 August 2014, and it was a success! The Orientation concluded with a Closing Ceremony Pass and Review for parents and friends. The orientation covered Drill and Ceremony, Land Navigation, Marksmanship, Armed Drill and more! The cadets completed two obstacle courses and even met the challenge of a vehicle pull! Way to go Cadets! We look forward to the new school year. HOOAH!!!
Bruin Battalion Change of Command
Congratulations to the New Bruin Battalion Commander, Sergeant Major and Executive Officer. Cadet Tyler Martin has taken the reign as the incoming Battalion Commander of the Forest Park Army JROTC Bruin Battalion. The new Battalion Sergeant Major, the senior enlisted advisor to the Commander, is Cadet Brandon Moody. The new Executive Officer for the Battalion is Cadet Timothy Johnson. Congratulations to all!
Northern Virginia Air Rifle Competition
Congratulations to the FPHS Bruin Battalion Marksmanship Team for winning 2d Place in the Northern Virginia Air Rifle Competition on Saturday, 5 April 2014 at Osbourn Park High School! The top scoring cadets qualified for the state competition which will be held May 3, 2014 in Charlottsville, Virginia.
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY JROTC PROGRAMS Superintendent's Cup Basketball Tournament
The Forest Park Army JROTC Basketball Team took home the Gold! The Bruin Battalion won 1st Place in the 1st Annual PWCS JROTC Superintendent's Cup Basketball Tournament on 22 March 2014 hosted by Woodbridge Senior High School. Thank you to all who participated and supported this event!
Bruins Support Wounded Warriors
ANNOUNCEMENT: We have a website!!!
Our battalion has an official website, which is under the title "Official Bruin Battalion Website" in the Links section of this page. Check the website regularly for updates on events that our battalion does and pictures of your cadets!!!
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Practice is on Thursday 2:15-4:00 pm.
Practice is as required.
Practice is Mon and Wed 2:15-4:00 pm.
Practice is Thursday 2:15-4:00 pm.
Team practice is on Tues and Thurs 2:15-4:00 pm.
Practice is as required.
Team practice is on Thurs 6:00-9:00 pm.
Practice is Tues and Thurs 2:15-4:00 concurrent with Raider practice.
A sports physical is required for participation on this team. Team practice is on Tues & Thurs 2:15-4:00 pm.
Information on why Army JROTC is the best course elective for your student.
SCHOOL AND AJROTC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR
The Army JROTC Newsletter
Information for Parents of JROTC cadets.
AJROTC Policies and Procedures
Information about and to our Alumni!
Want to support JROTC? Here is how.
Info for the Cadet Leaders of the Battalion
Guest speaker information
Information on student lessons and curriculum.
Reference manuals and guides.
Application for admittance into the FPHS JROTC Program