OVLS Camp 12 June - 18 June
Paintball 3 June 2016
Memorial Day Parade 30 May 2016
Cadets Usher for Mr. Bushey's Final Choir Concert 23 May 2016
Renaissance High School State Championship: Cadet Challenge 22 May 2016
Howell Sports Day 21 May 2016
KHAS Wright-Patterson AFB Trip 13-14 May 2016
Awards Banquet 11 May 2016
On May 11, the Howell Air Force JROTC held their First Annual Awards Banquet at Parker Middle School. Cadets had an assortment of food and deserts before awards were handed out. First, national awards were handed out by the AFJROTC, Air Force, Daughters of the American Revolution, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and various other organizations. After, local awards were handed out to most of the Cadets. The Cadets enjoyed the night filled with laughter, fun, and a way to say goodbye to AFJROTC seniors. Cadets Tholen, Spisak, and Collin Cochran were the seniors running the event along with Cam Cochran. At the end of the night, Group Commander Colón was succeeded by Cadet Cam Cochran. They then both craved their names in the JROTC propeller. Overall, Cadets enjoyed themselves at the first awards banquet for Howell AFJROTC.
Anchor Bay Sports Day 7 May 2016
DNR Invasive Species Community Service 1 May 2016
On May 1st, Howell Air Force JROTC cadets Newell, Rosenthal, Cochran, and Blythe along with Lt Col. Franz to Pinckney on a community service trip. They were there to stop an invasive species and preserve wildlife for future generations. The species they were attempting to slow or even halt was the invasive Garlic Mustard Plant. The cadets went and pulled up these plants as they are harmful to native plants and animals of Michigan. While preserving nature, the cadets had a blast and were able to bond as friends. They learned more about each other in this life-changing opportunity. Like many other events conducted by the JROTC, they built character and citizenship that they will use to guide them to life in this ever-changing world.
Bataan Death March 29-30 April 2016
On 30 April, fifteenth Cadets from Howell AFJROTC went on a trip to trails in Pinkney and Brighton. They were to hike over fourteen miles in two days. They had fun and took pictures while bonding on this exhilarating time. They did seven miles on day one then started out the next day with full spirits. Every Cadet earned the Bataan Death March Ribbon for their efforts on trip. Despite the hard work, Cadets had the time of their lives earning the trust of each other. They learned to work together better as a team and to understand each other. The Cadets are looking forward to another year of JROTC with each other as the year closes.
JROTC 5k 23 April 2016
JROTC not only takes place here in Howell but rather it is around the world. On April 23, JROTC units around the world participated in a 5k at 11:00am (3:00pm Greenwich time) on April 23. The cadets set out to break a world record. Last year, cadets had unsuccessfully tried to break the world record. Unfortunately, Howell had few cadets running in this year’s event. Despite the lack of cadets, there was a sense of motivation. All the cadets worked to finish that 5k with an intense devotion. In fact, cadets in all parts of the free world ran with the same determination. It wasn't about breaking a world record but rather showing their patriotism by running. They run to honor the brave men and women that serve, fight, and die for this country.
Southgate Cadet Challenge 18 April 2016
Kennedy Drill Meet 6 February 2016
On February 6th, the Air Force Junior ROTC Drill Team arrived at Kennedy High School in Taylor, Michigan. The team spent weeks preparing their competition with their practice in the mornings. The Unarmed Junior Varsity Team took 3rd place under the command of Cadet Dedi Ho and the Platoon Team under the command of Cadet Jimmy Colón took 3rd place. The cadets hard work and constant every-morning practices finally paid off. In addition to the trophies, Cadets Dick, Woodin, and Pierron took home medals. Cadet Pierron took 1st place in Junior Varsity Unarmed Knock-Out, Cadet Dick took 5th place in Varsity Unarmed Knock-Out, and Cadet Woodin took 4th place in Armed Knock-Out. After the meet, the Drill Team took home two trophies and three medals. The team didn’t place overall but the team was successful in proving their determination. They had a great close to the season.
Cadet Challenge 12 December 2015
On Saturday, December 12th the Howell Air Force JROTC Cadet Challenge traveled to Wayne Memorial High High School to compete against nine other schools. The team competed in 1-minute curl-ups, pull-ups, shuttle run, 1-mile, and v-sit for both males and females. The cadets took 1st place by a narrow 30 points over the other teams. Each cadet was vital in order to take home the win. Cadets Rosenthal and Warshefski took 1st and 2nd place overall for females. For the males, cadet Moor took 2nd place overall. Individually, Cadet Blythe took 1st in shuttle run for males, Cadet Endebrock took 1st place in curl-ups for males, and cadet Warshefski took 1st place for pull-ups for females. Cadets Jackson, Spisak, Cochran, Johnson, and Kwolek also competed and assisted in defending the team's undefeated record.
Air Zoo Field Trip December 9 2015
Drill Meet at Grand Rapids November 22 2015
The Howell JROTC Drill Team went to Grand Rapids to compete against schools from across the country on Saturday, November 21st. Due to the snow the JROTC’s bus had been canceled and the parents arranged a last minute carpool. Fortunately, there were enough parent-drivers and the cadets made it safely to Grand Rapids. The Drill Team quickly unpacked and prepared for the meet. Overall Howell’s cadets didn't place but they placed in several individual events. The Armed Exhibition Team led by Jimmy Colón took 3rd place, the Female Armed Exhibition Team led by Sommer Rosenthal took 3rd place, 1st Year Unarmed IDR (standard) Team took 2nd commanded by Dedi Ho, The Unarmed Exhibition Team under the direction of Jimmy Colón took 1st, and cadet Bradley Dick placed 8th in Armed Knock-Out.The Howell JROTC Drill Team once again proved that despite being new is a worthy opponent.
Veterans Day 11 November 2015
On November 11, the Howell Air Force Junior ROTC traveled downtown to the old courthouse in Howell. The AFJROTC participated in a ceremony commemorating Veterans Day. The JROTC cadets presented a color guard team along with local retired marines from the VFW. The Star-Spangled Banner was sung as the color guard was recognized. Then, the marines fired their rifles to ceremoniously honor veterans. This provided the cadets the opportunity to pay tribute to men and women who have served in the armed forces. In the future, the JROTC program is hoping to work closely with in the community in future ceremonies.
JROTC Hell Survivors Paintball 25 October 2015
Hike with Lt. Colonel Franz 25 October 2015
Wounded Warrior Project Can Drive 18 October 2015
The Wounded Warrior Project is a charity service that was founded in 2003. The central mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower injured veterans by raising awareness and engaging the public, to provide for the needs of injured service members, helping veterans aid or assist each other and, providing unique, direct programs to meet the needs of wounded veterans. Thirty-three of Howell High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC cadets took a genuine interest in the project and did a bottle drive to raise money. Overall, cadets collected 4,603 bottles and returned them for $460.30 which was then donated straight to WWP. We must not only honor our fallen heroes, but also the heroes who came home and suffer life altering disabilities. Our selfless heroes always remind us that freedom is never free. Thank you to the cadets for their participation in this heartfelt event.
Drill Meet at Anchor Bay 17 October 2015
Twenty-two cadets from Howell High School's Air Force Junior ROTC program traveled to Anchor Bay High School in New Baltimore, Michigan to showcase their skills at a drill competition. Their competitors included ten teams from five different states. Cadet Ho commanded the first year unarmed team which secured first place at the competition. Cadets Ho and Runion commanded the first year color guard and advance armed teams which were awarded second place in both categories. Commanded by Cadets Ho, Runion, and Dick was the first year armed, armed exhibition, and inspection teams that all took third place in those three events. In the knockout event, Cadet Browning took fourth in unarmed and fifth in armed as well as Cadet Bargoven who took eighth in unarmed. Cadets made it evident that their training and dedication has paid off with the aid of Senior Master Sergeant Rinehart.