September 7, 2023 / Events, Uncategorized
PLEASE COMPLETE THE PERMISSION FORM BELOW AND RETURN TO CHIEF RODRIGUES BY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH. THE FORM MUST HAVE THE CADETS NAME, PARENTS SIGNATURE, TEACHERS SIGNATURES FROM EACH BLOCK, AND THE $10.00 FEE. (CASH OR CHECK PAYABLE TO, “PATRIOT NJROTC.”
THE FIRST 40 ARE GUARANTEED A SPOT ON THE BUS. IF I HAVE AN ADDITIONAL 20 PLUS BEFORE THE 20TH, I WILL ORDER A SECOND BUS. PLEASE DON’T WAIT!
(IF OUT OF SEMESTER, FEEL FREE TO PHOTOGRAPH THE COMPLETED FORM AND SEND BY EMAIL TO: [email protected])
Permission Form - USNA 2023
March 15, 2023 / Events
DATE / TIME: Thursday, April 13th, 7:30 am – Saturday, April 15th, 10:00 pm
LOCATION: State Military Reservation, Camp Pendleton, 203 Red Horse Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
DETAILS: We are pleased to announce our 2023 unit trip to Virginia Beach. Open to ALL cadets, we will travel in a luxury coach, and stay in military barracks aboard Camp Pendleton. These orientation trips are designed to show you different parts of the country, and the people, equipment, and facilities of our armed forces. During our stay, we will visit 4 military instillations, various units, ships, and helicopter/aviation squadrons. On our way home, we will stop at the Bush Gardens Amusement Park in Williamsburg, Virginia.
PRICE: $200 (Includes transportation, lodging, meals at Navy dining facilities, and your entrance fee to Bush Gardens. Does not include dinner at the amusement park, snacks, and souvenirs)
TO REGISTER: Please sign up below. Pay by check. (Payable to Patriot NJROTC)
DEADLINES: Complete this registration form by Monday, April 3rd. Payment must be received by Wednesday, April 5th.
After you have registered, I will provide the required paperwork and detailed itinerary.
February 28, 2023 / Events
We are pleased to announce our next unit field trip, a 10-mile hike along the Appalachian trail. We will begin in Harpers Ferry, WV, and end at Gaithland State Park. When we arrive, our parent boosters will be providing a free lunch.
More details can be found on the permission form. Permission Form – AT 2023
Please complete the permission form and either drop off with your instructor, or photograph and send by email to [email protected]
February 21, 2023 / Events
Overview of the 2023 Military Ball
General. The Annual Patriot NJROTC Military Ball will be held in the Clarion Inn Event Center at 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD 21703 from 1800 to 2200 on Saturday, March 11th. This event offers our cadets and their guests the experience of a formal military dinner (with ceremonies and toasts) and the fun of a high school dance. It is important that our cadets and their guests arrive between 1730-1800 in order for them to deposit their coats before finding their seats. Expect rush hour traffic going to the ball! You have often been told that everything we do in the NJROTC is a learning experience – and that’s not all classes are in the classroom. This is true for the Military Ball. It is more formal than a prom, and includes ceremonies that are based on military tradition. We anticipate approximately 100 cadets and guests.
Uniforms. If you are a male cadet, stay in uniform throughout the evening. Check your uniform carefully and ensure that it is fresh out of the cleaners and “inspection ready.” Take extra clasps with you; if you don’t need them, someone else will. Remember, all eyes will be on us and we will be judged by our appearance and behavior. Those wearing Service Dress Blue may remove the uniform jacket only during the dance portion of the evening, and must put the jacket back on before leaving the ballroom. Rolling of sleeves and unbuttoning of shirts will not be permitted. Also, all ties must remain on. Pay special attention to your shoes and haircut. Covers will not be worn.
Civilian Attire. The Military Ball is a formal dinner-dance, and those of you who are bringing dates or other friends should remind them of the appropriate dress. At the very minimum, men should wear a dark suit, dress shirt and tie. Women and female cadets should be dressed for a formal or prom, which means floor-length dresses. It is not pleasant to deny entrance to someone who has come to have a good time but is inappropriately dressed. More detail on uniforms and appropriate civilian attire is included separately in this information packet.
Transportation. Transportation will not be provided and is the responsibility of cadets and their families. Some of you will be transported to the ball by your parents or other adults. Many of you will travel in cars driven by cadets. Please drive with caution! At the end of the evening, double-check your ride home. It’s a long walk!
Etiquette. During the first part of the evening, there are certain courtesies to observe:
- Check your coat/jacket and then check-in at the reception table.
- Say good evening to our honored guests. Talk with them and make them feel welcome. Remember your “sir’s” and “ma’am’s”.
- If you have a date, ensure that he/she is introduced to your fellow cadets to help them feel welcome.
- Use this opportunity to mingle with and get to know cadets from our unit.
Guests. Each cadet is permitted two (2) guests and parents are also welcome. Guests may be students of GTJHS or of other FCPS high schools.
Costs. The cost is $35.00 each for cadets and guests. Payment will be accepted until Friday, March 11th, and can be submitted at the door if necessary.
Dancing. Energetic but decent… this is not the place to press the envelope of good behavior on the dance floor. Your instructors do not want to embarrass you by asking you to take a seat; proper decorum will be observed throughout the evening. Remember where you are and what you represent.
Patriot NJROTC 2023 Military Ball Schedule of Events
1730-1800 Cadets and Guests Arrive
1805 Welcome Remarks
1810 Presentation of Colors
1815 Cake Cutting Ceremony
1855 Introduction of Guest Speaker
1900 Guest Speaker Remarks