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MANDATORY UNIFORM WEAR
 
Uniform Wear is mandatory for this course and is based upon the student's A and B schedule on the Wednesday and Thursday of every week.  Uniform Wear counts for 40% of their grade and if missed, the student must make up it up by wearing it as soon as possible.  If not, this will result in no grade for that week.  Continued disregard for uniform wear can result in dismissal from the course.  Students must also adhere to strict grooming standards regarding hair, piercings, etc.  Contact the instructor staff for questions.  Students will have access to a Cadet Guide listing all uniform and grooming requirements for this course.  Uniforms will be issued at no cost to the parent but must be cared for by the Cadet.
 
FALL SEMESTER 2019 EVENTS:
 
PATRIOT DAY CEREMONY
DATE:  11 SEP 19
TIME:  8:00 AM
UNIFORM:  SERVICE DRESS W TIE/TAB 
 
Uniform Wear #2
25-26 Sep 19
Uniform:  Short sleeve blue shirt - no tie/tab
 
Uniform Wear #3
2-3 Oct 19
Uniform:  Short Sleeve Blue Shirt
 
Uniform Wear #4
9-10 Oct 19
Uniform:  Short Sleeve Blue Shirt
 
                                                            NO UNIFORM WEAR DURING HOMECOMING WEEK 14-18 OCT 19
 
Uniform Wear #5
23-24 Oct 19
Uniform:  Short Sleeve Blue Shirt
 
Uniform Wear #6
30-31 Oct 19
Uniform:  Short Sleeve Blue Shirt
 
                                                            NO UNIFORM WEAR WEEK OF 4-8 NOVEMBER 19
 
Uniform Wear #7
VETERANS DAY PARADE
11 NOVEMBER 19
Uniform:  SERVICE DRESS
Show Time @ Akins:  6:30 AM
 
Uniform Wear #8
BRIGADIER GENERAL ROSER VIP VISIT
15 NOV 2019
Uniform:  SERVICE DRESS
SHOWTIME:  ALL CADETS MEET IN THE SMALL GYM DURING ADVISORY FOR INSPECTION BY GENERAL ROSER
 
                                                           
                                                             NO UNIFORM WEAR WEEK OF 20-21 NOV 19
 
 
 
                                                                   THANKSGIVING BREAK 25-29 NOV 19
 
Uniform Wear #9
 27-28 NOV 19
Uniform:  Short Sleeve Blue Shirt/LWB JACKET
 
Uniform Wear #10
4-5 DEC 19
Uniform:  Short Sleeve Blue Shirt/LWB JACKET
 
 
SPRING SEMESTER 2020 EVENTS:
 
MILITARY BALL 
DATE:  28 MAR 20
LOCATION:  SARGE BELL VFW Post 3377 - 12921 Lowden Ln, MANCHACA, TX
TIME:  1800 HRS (6:OO PM) - 2300 HRS (11:00 PM)
COST:  TBD
                                                         
JROTC AWARDS CEREMONY - MANDATORY EVENT FOR ALL CADETS
DATE:  29 APR 20
TIME:  1700 HRS
LOCATION:  AKINS LIBRARY
 
Cadet Tri-Level Leadership Course - Schreiner University Kerrville, TX
TBD
CADET COST IS $40.00
ALL CADETS MUST PAY BEFORE THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!
 
OUR MISSION
 
    On behalf of Lt Col Rickman and MSgt Rios welcome/welcome back to TX-20025 here at W. Charles Akins Early College High School in Austin, TX.  Our program's first year began in 2002 with approximately 110 cadets and we have grown every year since.  JROTC  is part of the Academy of Business, Legal, and Leadership Enterprises (ABLLE) but you do not have to be a member of this academy in order to take the class.  All enrolled students are eligible to take the class and a PE/Elective credit is given for the course.  We are located in the A Wing, Rooms 123/125. 
 
    Air Force JROTC's goal is to to build better citizens by stressing the importance of citizenship, self-esteem, self-respect, community service, pride in belonging, self-discipline, and personal responsibility. Cadets study and discuss the heritage of flight and navigation, aerospace vehicles, rocketry, propulsion, space travel, and aviation careers. Cadets are also introduced to military customs and courtesies, flag etiquette, basic drill, management, human relations, and communication skills. There is no military obligation with JROTC, nor does the program have a recruiting agenda.  However, if students decide to enter the military after graduation, they may receive credit in the form of advanced rank, dependent upon the number of years in JROTC and the student's choice of military branch.  For example, if the student chooses to enter the Air Force, they do so at two pay grades higher than other enlistees with no JROTC background.  This puts them ahead of the average enlistee!
 
    It is a requirement of the course curriculum that students wear the uniform, as a minimum, once a week.  It is to be worn all day and is a graded requirement of the course weighted at 40% of the student's 6 week grade. Uniform wear is every Wednesday and Thursday, depending upon the student's A or B schedule.  If the uniform is not worn on the prescribed day, the student has until the next uniform wear day to make it up, in order to receive partial credit or result in a zero for that week.  All Cadets must adhere to strict uniform wear standards established by the Air Force, i.e. haircuts, shaves at all times, whether in uniform or not.  This applies on uniform wear days and while in the classroom.  Note:  Please review the current Cadet Guide for further info on uniform wear standards and appearance.
 
    Students are not required to buy the uniform; it is issued to them at the beginning of the year and is returned (dry cleaned) at the end of the school year unless attending Cadet Leadership Course during the summer.  Cadets returning the following school year may keep their uniforms over the summer.
 
    Scholarships:  10% of all college ROTC scholarship offers are reserved for qualifying Air Force JROTC cadets.
JROTC supports Dr Akins and the"History Makers"
Honor Guard for 911 ceremony
Talking to middle school students about the Military Leadership Major at Akins
Community Service:   JROTC cadets supporting the Domestic Violence Awareness campaign
JROTC cadets helping replant "Loblolly Pines"in Bastrop for fire recovery.
JROTC cadets participate in the Akins "Literacy Program" and Hispanic Heritage Program by reading and reporting on Hispanic Military Heroes
JROTC and Criminal Justice Interns march in Veterans Day Parade 2015
Akins JROTC cadets participate in the "Young Eagles" Flight Orientation program at the Commemorative Air Force Museum in San Marcos March 2016