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    Mission
    "Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community”
     

     

    Cadet Group Commander James Jeffcoat

    Cadet Deputy Group Commander Chasidy Westgate

     

    AIR FORCE JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS 

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    The mission of the AFJROTC program is to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline; and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals and associated civil and military industrial career opportunities. In accomplishing this mission, students are afforded the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, gain an appreciation/respect for authority and team work, and enhance their self-confidence and grooming standards. Many students are scheduled to participate in orientation flights in military and civilian (Cessna 172) aircraft and/or flight simulators. All students have myriad opportunities to participate in service learning projects, acquire (or enhance their) word processing proficiency skills, and use numerous computer programs. Aerospace Science 1 satisfies the Physical Education 1 graduation requirement, and there is absolutely no military obligation incurred for taking any Aerospace Science courses. Facility and staff limitations preclude accommodating more than 150 students in the AFJROTC program; therefore, priority is given those students who indicate during advisement that they plan to take more than one year of AFJROTC during grades 9-12.

     

     

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    Irmo High School Air Force Junior ROTC was established at Irmo High School in September 1972.  In its 43 year history it has been an Honor / Distinguished Unit 23 times.  The unit has won the Air Force Association Award  (SWORD OF EXCELLENCE) four times as the top Air Force Junior ROTC unit in the State of South Carolina.  This past year the unit was rated as Distinguished Unit with Merit during annual inspection from Air Force Junior ROTC Headquarters.   The unit is actively involved in school and community.  It participates in Adopt-A-Highway and cleans more than 10 miles of road 4 times a year. It  volunteer work with   Home-works, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and numerous color guards in the local community for different events.  They present the colors at USC home  basketball games.  They do an annual “Bataan Death March” to raise money for the South Carolina Honor Flight to send WWII veterans to Washington DC to see the WWII memorial.   The cadet corps currently has 112 cadets and two experienced instructors.  

     

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    Courses offered at Irmo High 
    • AEROSPACE SCIENCE 1 
    • AEROSPACE SCIENCE 2 
    • AEROSPACE SCIENCE 3  
    • AEROSPACE SCIENCE 4 
    • AEROSPACE SCIENCE-DRILL TEAM 
    • AEROSPACE SCIENCE 3 OR 4, HONORS 
    • AEROSPACE SCIENCE-HONORS PROJECT  
    • AEROSPACE SCIENCE-HONORS GROUND SCHOOL 

    National Awards 

    Air Force Association 
    Daedalian 
    American Legion Scholastic 
    American Legion General Military Excellence 
    Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    American Veterans Association 
    Reserve Officer Association of America 
    Military Order of World Wars 
    Military Officers Association 
    Veterans of Foreign War. 
    National Sojourners 
    Sons of the American Revolution 
    Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction 
    Military Order of the Purple Heart 
    Air Force Sergeants Association 
    Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War 
    Sons of Confederate Veterans of the Civil War (HL Hunley) 
    Tuskegee Airman 
    The Retired Enlisted  Association 
    The Celebrate Freedom Foundation 
    National Society United States Daughters 1812 
    Air Commando Association Award 
     
    Local Awards 
    USMC League Leadership (department) 
    USMS league Leadership (detachment)