Tuesday, May 17, 2016

DELTA FLIGHT Wins Outstanding Flight of the Year for AY2015-2016!!

Congratulations to DELTA FLIGHT for being named the Outstanding Flight of the Year for 2015-2016!  This award is presented at the end of the year and recognizes the Top Flight that works as a team to excel in AFJROTC academics (Aerospace Science/Leadership Education), health & wellness, uniform wear, personal appearance, attendance, involvement in extracurricular activities, and drill competition. Each cadet in the flight is awarded the Outstanding Flight Ribbon and their official JROTC records have already been updated to reflect this honor. Outstanding Effort Delta!!  

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

AL-071 HHS AFJROTC Wins Outstanding Organization Award for AY2015-2016!

Congrats to ALL current HHS AFJROTC cadets for being recognized by Headquarters JROTC as an Outstanding Organization Award winner for Academic Year 2015-2016.  

The criteria and nomination process were rigorous.  As a consequence of our superior cadet performance supporting Homewood City Schools, the Air Force and the local community, AL-071 was provided a congratulatory 
letter from JROTC Headquarters and a certificate of recognition has been permanently placed in WINGS.  ALL cadets are authorized to wear the Outstanding Organization Award ribbon, depicted below, effective immediately.  Job well done Cadets!!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Congratulations to our final Cadets of the Quarter!

A well-deserved congratulations are due our Cadets of the Quarter for the 4th Quarter of Academic Year 2015-2016!  The selectees are:

Alpha - Shelby Hardy

Bravo - Ben Galloway

Charlie - Bryan Arteaga

Delta - Trea Frizzle 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Senior Cadets "Survive" Botanical Hike

On April 29, 2016, the senior class joined by experts from the B'ham Botanical Gardens took a period-long hike on the trail that runs adjacent to Armory Road, next to Homewood High School's campus. During the excursion we learned about various edible & poisonous plants, as well as the history of the land being preserved.

The Arrowhead Ginger plant pictured above left, not only emits a very pleasant fragrance, it is also a safe plant to eat raw in order to gain calories/energy if you ever find yourself in a survival situation. Our botanist experts also highlighted that "generally", trees that have a smooth, grey barks can provide a survivor a readily edible source of fruits & nuts (pictured above right).

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cadets Stand Ready for their Final Inspection

On Tuesday, April 12th, the Homewood AFJROTC cadets were given a final inspection to assess the cadets' uniforms. Samford's AFROTC sent three of their cadets to carry out the inspection that includes the state of the uniform itself, as well as the cadet's haircut and stature while at attention, as seen above, and in parade rest. We are very proud of our cadets for their resilience that has held up even till the end of the school year. AIM HIGH!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cadets Earn Orienteering Ribbon

Four adventurous HHS cadets earned the AF JROTC Orienteering Ribbon for their participation in a March 12th orienteering meet at Oak Mountain State Park.  Cadets Mike Barber, Hunter Bryant, Baylee Sanford & Carter Wagner combined efforts to complete the intermediate-level course in less than three hours--displaying excellent teamwork & physical/mental perseverance.  Super effort gentlemen!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Congrats to Our Cadets of the Quarter for the 3rd Quarter

Congratulations to our cadets of the quarter for the 3rd 9 weeks:

C. Clever

C. Bawcum

H. Essix

A. Molina