Air Force JROTC

The Air Force Junior ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program is a high school-level class training students in basic military skills, along with Air Force history, while helping them to be better citizens of America. Some basic military skills include marching, drill, common courtesies, how to dress in the Air Force uniform and more. This class does not require someone to go into the military afterward, but is a rewarding opportunity for those who go through the program and come out as a leader.

Parents of students interested in taking the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) class are invited to an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 6 & Thursday, March 8. The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be in the Kennewick High Annex, Room 801. Program instructors will talk about the program's goals, which include developing leadership, discipline, self-confidence and teamwork skills in students. In addition to academic coursework, JROTC offers after-school activities such as competitive drill, color guard, physical fitness, cybersecurity, and rifle marksmanship. The program is free and open to all students living in the Tri-Cities. Those attending Kamiakin and Southridge high schools will be provided transportation to attend the class. Students may sign up for the program with their school counselor or by contacting Kennewick High School. Enrollment does not include an obligation to serve in the military. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Curt Wichers at (509) 380-1787 or at

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