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New JISD ROTC Obstacle Course Unveiled

The JROTC program within Judson ISD is growing at all the comprehensive high schools. Part of the training and instruction of these students in this program is physical training. To make sure students get the best opportunity to be ready, Veterans Memorial and JISD cut the ribbon on a new physical fitness obstacle course.  This facility is located next to the Veterans Memorial High School campus and includes all sorts of tests of balance, strength, and technique. It was made possible by the generous donations from Lowe's Home Improvement Centers.  Dennis Smith, with Lowe's, was on hand along with his support team to see the end product and watch how the students use the course.  

This facility is a district course that all the JROTC programs will be able to use and will likely be the site for a number of competitions in the future. The ribbon cutting was also a great opportunity to display the recent achievements of the Veterans Memorial JROTC group and to announce that the school formally received notice from the Department of the Army that the school is officially recognized as an Army JROTC program site and the support that comes with it.  Congratulations. 


Patriot Raider Team Tops Off A Successful Year

Congratulations to the Veterans Memorial High School JROTC Raider team for a great job and a successful season.   The Raider team recently won 1st Place in the North East ISD Raiders competition held near the end of April.  This year, the Patriots Battalion competed in the mixed-master for the very first time, a varsity level competition, and won overall 4 out of 5 events from nine participating schools.  This school year, the Raiders placed at each competition,  which makes this a successful year for the program. 
Thanks to the JROTC parents and Cadets for making this a successful season.  They look forward to seeing all returning JROTC students next year as well as those incoming freshman or just new to the JROTC program who are participating in the summer camp, July 29- August 1, 2019.

Wagner JROTC Takes National Title

The Wagner JROTC program continues to show it is a top-notch organization. The program's Unarmed Varsity Drill Team placed 26th out of 51 schools for their first Army National Championship. It was the final competition of the school year where the team competed in Unarmed Drill Regulation, Exhibition, Uniform/Knowledge Inspection, and Color Guard. It was a great accomplishment to end off a long drill season with an appearance at the Army Nationals. Thanks for your support for the Wagner JROTC Thunderbird Battalion! CW3R Michael Goode is the Senior Army Instructor.



Veterans Memorial ROTC Helps Food Bank

ROTC students from Veterans Memorial High School gave a helping hand to the folks at the San Antonio Food Bank. The Patriot Battalion helped pack 2,400 boxes of meals. That equals to 69,600 lbs. of food or 55,680 meals. A big thank you to these students and Mr. Baker for his support. 

Patriot ROTC Serves In Local Ceremony

Veterans Memorial High School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Color Guard presented our Nation's Colors on Thursday, 31 January 2019 at Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU).  RBFCU hosted a USO Job Fair, to assist Veterans with their transition from military Service.  These are great experiences for these students and they performed very well.  LTC John L. Baker, Jr. is their instructor. 

(Cadets L-R)  Cadet SGT Ricca Cruz; Battalion Commander, Cadet LTC Caraline Mitchell; Cadet CPL Ashley Ryan; and Cadet CPT Leilary Felix.