East Paulding AFJROTC FB Group

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Veteran's Day was a Great Success.   

We worked with DECA and put on a Great Veteran's Day Breakfast. 

We allowed local veterans and VIPs to enjoy a time to celebrate the men & women who served our nation with pride and dignity! 

We provided them with a Flag Folding Ceremony, Flag Presentation, and a Veteran Honor Vigil.

Welcome to the East Paulding High School

Air Force Junior ROTC Website!

The Air Force JROTC Flight Academy,

... or Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship Program, is an 8-week summer aviation training program, conducted at partnering universities nationwide. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Private Pilot’s Certification.  The Flight Academy is intended to inspire and encourage high school youth toward aviation careers.

Below is a list of things that we wish all Parents/Cadets to do at the beginning of the Semester.

     #1 - Join Our REMIND.

     #2 - Join our Facebook Group.

     #3 - Make your $25 Semester Program Fee Payment.

The scholarship program is a collaborative effort between the aerospace industry and the Air Force to address a national pilot shortage.  Currently, Boeing predicts an annual need to hire 6,000 civilian pilots a year for the next 20 years.  Military needs quickly push that number over 8,000.  According to industry and military leadership, the nation is facing a pilot shortage “crisis."

The Flight Academy also addresses a secondary national issue of diversity.  Aviation is one of the least diverse professions in industry.  Currently, women make up less than 6% of pilots and minorities represent less than 10%.  Air Force Junior ROTC currently has 125,000 cadets enrolled in high schools across the nation and is the Air Force’s most diverse program.  Minorities represent 58% of the Air Force Junior ROTC student body and females make up 40%.  Cadets selected for the flight academy represented female and minorities more than three times the national averages. 

The inaugural year of the Flight Academy was Summer 2018, where 120 cadets attended six universities.  

In 2019, Air Force Junior ROTC expanded the program and awarded scholarships to 150 students, who will attend a flight school during the summer at one of eleven partnering universities.  Additionally, the Flight Academy was opened up to 20 Air Force ROTC and four Civil Air Patrol cadets.  Air Force Junior ROTC’s primary mission is to develop citizens of character, in this aspect, students have a chance to earn their private pilot’s license, gain a positive college experience and receive 12 college credits.  

Pending continued resourcing, the Air Force plans to expand the program for more students and with additional universities in the coming years.