Bruin Battalion News
JROTC CyberPatriot Lab
The kick-off of the National Round 1 of CyberPatriot VIII for this school year begins at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 13. The Bruin Battalion CyberPatriot Teams will compete. Each team will compete in a single, six-hour competition period from 3-6 pm. Rounds 1 and 2 are qualification rounds. Round 2 is scheduled for Dec. 4-6.
Forest Park High School "BRUIN BATTALION" Fundraiser
The Forest Park High Bruin Battalion fundraiser to support the Joint Military JROTC 100th Anniversary Ball will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at the "All American Steakhouse." Please come out and support the Bruin Battalion between 4-9 pm. Hope to see you there.
Manassas Veterans' Day Parade
1. ATTENTION ALL CADETS: Maximum participation is needed and mandatory. The Forest Park High School Army JROTC will be participating in the above event on 7 November 2015. The parade begins at 11:00 am. This is a mandatory event for all JROTC Cadets.
2. Permission slips must be returned to JROTC by Thursday, 5 November 2015.
Veterans Day Parade – Manassas, Virginia
Unit: Bruin Battalion, FPHS Army JROTC When: 7 November 2015
Meet Time: Meet at School at – 7:30 am (Bus Departs School at 8:30 am)
Depart Time: 8:30 am Return Time: 2:00 pm Transportation: PWCS Transportation
Place: Historic Manassas, Virginia
Purpose: To march in this year’s Veterans Day Parade.
Uniform: Class A Uniform, Garrison Cap and Black Gloves (BRING A BAG LUNCH!!)
FOREST PARK RAIDER TEAM COMPETES
On October 17, 2015, the Forest Park High School JROTC Bruin Battalion Raider Team traveled to Alexandria, VA, where they participated and competed in the T. C. Williams High School Army JROTC “Annual Invitational Raider’s Meet.” The events consisted of the modified Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) which included the one minute push-up and sit-up events and a one mile run, 5 KM Road March/Run, Litter Carry, One Rope Bridge and the Logistic Relay.
Drill Team Takes Home Trophies!!
JROTC DRILL TEAM TAKES HOME TROPHIES
On early Saturday morning, 17 October 2015, our Army JROTC Bruin Battalion Drill Team traveled to Spotsylvania, VA, to represent our school at the Courtland High School “JROTC 9th Annual Back to School Drill Competition.” Our Drill Team’s outstanding performance was rewarded with 2nd Place, Overall Winner. Included in the Bruin success was the achievement of 1st Place, Squad Drill, 3rd Place, Color Guard, and 3rd Place, In-Ranks Inspection.
Thank you to Courtland High School Army Instructor Master Sergeant Mose Mallard and his Cadets for hosting the Drill Competition, held at Spotsylvania High School.
Bruin Battalion "Cadet Challenge"
The Bruin Battalion Cadet Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Cadets will meet at Forest Park HS, JROTC classroom. Uniform is Bruin Battalion T-Shirt, black shorts, and running shoes. Cadets that do not have the Bruin Battalion T-Shirt will wear an appropriate T-Shirt. NOTE: Please dress accordingly for the weather. Attendance for this event is “MANDATORY.”
The Cadet Challenge consists of five exercises taken from the Presidential Physical Fitness Award program (PPFA). They are “Curl-Ups, Right Angle Push-Ups, V-Sit Reach, One-Mile Run/Walk, and Shuttle Run.”
The Cadet Challenge requires each Cadet to participate in the physical fitness test, which is conducted two times each school year. Cadets who score 85 percent or better on each event may receive a Physical Fitness ribbon.
BBSO Planning Session
WHAT: BBSO Planning Session
WHO: FPHS JROTC BBSO
WHY: Joint Military Ball Planning Session, 100th JROTC / ROTC Anniversary
WHEN: Wed. Nov 12th th, 6:30-8:00pm
WHERE: FPHS JROTC Classroom #14
Thank you for supporting our JROTC Program!
The Joint Military Ball is scheduled for November 20th. If you can assist in any way, please plan on attending.
Bruin Battalion Formation (Weekly)
The Bruin Battalion Morning Formation is held weekly on every Thursday, 7:00 - 7:25 am (No Battalion Formation will occur over scheduled PWCS Holiday Break or due to a "Code Green or Red Day."
NOTE: Battalion Formation is a graded event. See you in the gymnasium.
Bruin Battalion: Uniform Inspection/Wear for Week of 9-14 November
VETERANS DAY!!! (NO SCHOOL).
"Do Something Special for a Veteran or Active Duty Service Member."
1. Bruin Battalion Uniform Inspection/Wear Day is Tuesday (Blue/Odd Day), November 10, 2015.
HOT NOTICE: Cadets, your uniform wear day was to be Wednesday, (Veterans Day - No School), which is an Blue/Even Day. Do not wear your Class A Uniform Thursday (Green/Even Day), November 12, 2015, as a make-up day. You will need to wear it on Friday, November 13, 2015, as we participate in the Ashland Elementary School Parade.
The Forest Park JROTC Cadets represent Forest Park High School at the 31st Army Ten Miler
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.
JROTC CYBERPATRIOT TEAM SIGN-UPS
WHO: FPHS JUNIOR ROTC CADETS WHO LOVE COMPUTER HACKING/GAMING/GEEK SQUAD/CYBER WARFARE STUFFWHAT: FIRST CYBERPATRIOT TEAM MEETING AND WORKSHOP
WHERE: JUNIOR ROTC CLASSROOM
WHY: REGISTER FOR CYBERPATRIOT TEAM(S) AND PREPARE FOR FIRST CYBERPATRIOT PRACTICE ROUND SCHEDULED .
JROTC CADET COMMANDER: CYBER TEAM COMMANDER DOMINIC GAZZELL
JROTC INSTRUCTOR CONTACT: JROTC ARMY INSTRUCTOR 1SG GARRIS, GARRISAR@PWCS.EDU
* SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT: ACTIVE DUTY SOLIDER'S 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
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.
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