The Jeffersonville High School Air Force JROTC Color Guard performs at all home football games, numerous home boys’ and girls’ basketball games, and high school graduation. They also present the Colors at the University of Louisville Football and basketball games, the Bats baseball games, and a number of local ceremonies.
Our JHS AFJROTC Drill Team is an award-winning group of cadets. The Drill Team dedicates an extensive amount of time to perfecting drill movements and routines. This team is for those cadets who want to learn about unarmed and armed drills and are willing to commit their time to weekly practices in order to perform at peak levels.
Our Academic Bowl Team consists of 1 to 2 six-member teams. They compete in two online qualifying rounds and if successful, attend the National Championship in Washington DC. Our 2020-21 Academic Bowl Team placed 3rd in the nation!
Our PT team focuses not only on fitness but on working together as a team. During competition season, the PT team will practice at least twice a week. This team continuously brings home trophies at numerous competitions.
The Jeffersonville High School Air Force JROTC Saber Team practices weekly and performs at Homecomings, the Military Dining Out, and the Military Ball. During Saber Team practice, cadets will work on upper body strength, basic drill movements, and professionalism. The Saber Team is an exceptional group that brings a sense of class to all their performances.
The Marksmanship Team is fairly new and consists of weekly practices and a few yearly competitions. To be a member of this team, a cadet must have a strong focus on safety and a determination to learn the basics to the more advanced lessons on how to become an expert shooter.
In the spring of each year, our cadet Model Rocketry team meets on a weekly basis. Cadets must build a model rocket, launch it, retrieve it and then launch it again. Additionally, they must also calculate the altitude that their rocket reaches. Once completed, they can earn the Model Rocketry Badge.
Community Service is an extremely important part of the Air Force JROTC program. Cadets have the opportunity to assist in a number of events at the school and within the local community. To serve the community and school is extremely rewarding for the cadets and greatly appreciated by those they serve. Each year, our goal is to average 12 community service hours per cadet.
The Jeffersonville High School Air Force JROTC makes numerous Curriculum in Action (field trips) throughout the year. These trips directly support an extension of the AFJROTC curriculum. Highlighted trips include visits to the Cincinnati Observatory, Kentucky Air National Guard, the National Museum of the Air Force, and Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio.
The dining out is an exciting event for our instructors, cadets, their families, and special guests. It is an annual event held in the fall to celebrate the start of the new school year and to bring together members of the unit in an atmosphere of camaraderie, and good fellowship.
The dining out represents the most formal aspects of Air Force social life. It has served the Air Force well as an occasion for military members and their guests to meet socially at a formal military function. It enhances the esprit de corps of units, gives instructors an opportunity to meet socially with their students, and enables cadets of all ranks to create bonds of friendship and better working relations through an atmosphere of good fellowship.
In the spring of each year, our AFJROTC cadets are recognized for their hard work and determination. Awards are given at the national, state, and local level in a variety of categories for superior performance by our cadets. This ceremony is for cadets and their families to attend.