Indy AFJROTC competes in the annual CMS Orienteering Competition

Patriots orientation team.
The men’s team poses for a photo.
The women’s team in action.

Independence High School Air Force JROTC recently competed in the annual CMS JROTC Orienteering Competition Feb. 29 at the McDowell Nature Preserve against 38 teams from 19 area high school JROTC units. Orienteering is the sport of navigation, using a very detailed map. NC-022 teams are just beginning to master the competition and have performed very well. Cadets gradually develop their map reading skills, from exploring local parks filled with obvious structures to navigating remote terrain with few or no man-made features. Cadets work as a team and learn important skills that they can use in many real-life activities.

These Air Force Junior ROTC cadets certainly live up to the AFJROTC cadet creed.

“I am an Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet. I am connected and loyal to all cadet corps who have served their community and nation with Patriotism. I earn respect when I live up to the core values ​​of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in everything we do.

I will always conduct myself in a way that brings honor to my family, my school, the Cadet Corps, my community and myself. My character defines me. I will not lie, cheat or steal. I am responsible for my actions and deeds. I will hold others accountable for their actions as well.

I will honor those with whom I serve, those who have gone before me and those who will come after me. I am a dedicated patriot, leader and winger to those I follow, serve and lead. I am an Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet.

Dino J. Dotson