Vail School District NJROTC-NNDCC Career Technical Education (CTE) Program at Cienega High School, Vail, Arizona






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2017 "Cooper Cup Challenge" NJROTC Area 11 Field Meet held 2 Dec 2017 at Sahuarita High School.  Bravo Zulu for bringing home 6 trophies
 in the academics and 
physical fitness events.

Annual Military Inspection
16 Nov 2017
"Outstanding" in all areas, Bravo Zulu!

Bravo Zulu to C/LTJG Paige Christian for accepting her Gymnastics Athletic Scholarship to
Arizona Christian University
 on 8 Nov 2017


Bravo Zulu to our PT Team for competing at the Rio Rico HS JROTC Raider Meet held 4 Nov 2017

Bravo Zulu to our Academic Team for their 1st Place finish at the Apache Junction HS NJROTC Area 11 Brain Brawl held 23 Sept 2017

Thank you for those who supported our fundraiser at Freddy's on Wednesday Sept. 13th. 

Bravo Zulu to our PT Team for their 1st Place finish at the 
Buckeye Union HS AFJROTC 
"Toughest Team Challenge"

Bravo Zulu to our Color Guard who marched in Vail's "A Colossal 4th" Parade held 4 July 2017

Bravo Zulu to our Area 11 Leadership Academy Graduates at Moon Valley High School on 10 June 2017

Bravo Zulu to our cadets who completed the 
AZ JROTC Summer Leadership Camp at Fort Huachuca held 30 May to 
2 June 2017


Bravo Zulu to former NJROTC Cadet, Ensign Taylor Burleson, USN (Cienega Class of 2014) for graduating from the 
University of Arizona and receiving her Commission

Thank you RDML Daniel MacInnis, NAVAIR Reserve Deputy Commander, for visiting with our cadets at Cienega HS on 12 May 2017 

Bravo Zulu to our cadets who were awarded 4-year ROTC Scholarships

Yaniel Aponte - University of Arizona NROTC 
Leilani Eib - University of New Mexico NROTC 
Eli Petrovich - University of Arizona NROTC
David Granillo - University of Arizona NROTC 
Davis Goolsby - University of Arizona AFROTC 

Bravo Zulu to our cadets who were selected to welcome Congresswoman Martha McSally to Cienega
 on 12 April 2017

Annual Military Inspection
6 April 2017
"Outstanding" in all areas, Bravo Zulu!


On Saturday 1 April 2017 NJROTC Cadets presented the Colors for the 1st Annual UDT-SEAL Association Tucson Charity Desert Golf Classic held at the Arizona National Golf Course.  Our cadets had the unique opportunity to meet Astronaut, and retired U.S. Navy Captain, Mark Kelly.  He was a guest of the event.

Bravo Zulu to our PT Team for competing at the 
Tombstone HS JROTC Raider Challenge.  Cadets placed placed 3rd in the Obstacle Course, 3rd in the Humvee Vehicle Pull, 2nd in the Physical Fitness Challenge, and 1st in the Casualty Evacuation Litter Carry.

Bravo Zulu to our cadets who participated in the "Love of Reading Week" at Desert Willow Elementary on 14 Feb 2017 and assisting with the Cooper Ridge Elementary "Spring Fling" on 3 Mar 2017

Bravo Zulu to Cadet Davis Goolsby
 for being awarded a 
4-year AFROTC scholarship.  


The team competed at the AZ JROTC Orienteering Competition held at 
First Water Trailhead, Tonto National Forest, AZ on 29 Jan 17.  Cadet Regina Gulli and Cadet Eli Petrovich placed 1st in the co-ed category and 2nd place overall.



The team competed at the AZ JROTC Orienteering Competition held at 
Lake Pleasant, AZ on 10 Dec 2016 


Bravo Zulu to the Cadets who assisted with the Senita Valley Elementary School and Rincon Vista Middle School Christmas Holiday Dinner on 10 December 2016  

Bravo Zulu to C/CAPT Eli Petrovich for being awarded a 
4-year NROTC scholarship.
  He will join the NROTC unit at the University of Arizona 

On Saturday, 29 October, cadets competed in the annual Valley of the Sun NJROTC Field Meet held at Moon Valley High School.  The cadets excelled in the physical fitness team events placing 3rd in curl ups, 2nd in push ups, 3rd in the 16 X 100 relay race and 3rd place overall.  Several cadets also received medals for placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in individual events.  Bravo Zulu!



What is NJROTC?
The NJROTC unit is more than a program or a club. It's a family. There is always something to do around the unit whether it's participating in Academics, Air Rifle, Athletics, Color Guard, Drill Teams, Orienteering or participating in our field trips or various community service projects. 

The NJROTC program was established by Public Law in 1964 which may be found in Title 10, U.S. Code, Chapter 102. The program is conducted at accredited secondary schools throughout the nation, and taught by instructors who are retired Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel. The NJROTC accredited curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by extra-curricular activities of community service, academic, athletic, drill and orienteering competitions, field meets, visits to naval or other activities, marksmanship sports training, and physical fitness training. 


Upcoming Events:

15 Dec: Desert Sky MS Winter Wonderland Festival support 1700-2000

16 Jan: 8th grade night at Old Vail MS, 1800-1930

17 Jan: 8th grade night at Desert Sky MS, 1800-1930

22-23 Jan: Field Trip to Pima Air and Space Museum 0900-1200

23 Jan: 8th grade night at Rincon Vista MS, 1800-1930

24 Jan: 8th grade night at Corona Foothills MS, 1800-1930

27 Jan: Orienteering Competition First Water Trail Head, AZ

1 Feb: Cienega HS Open House

6 Feb: Present Colors at AZ Capital - House of Representatives

9 Feb: Corona Foothills MS Career Day 0800-1100

17 Feb: Vail Pride Day Color Guard and Parade

1 Mar: Sunny/Vail Leadership Conference Color Guard

3 Mar: Tombstone HS JROTC Raider Meet

9 Mar: Fort Huachuca BLT Instructor Training at CHS, 1300

23-25 Mar: Brian Brawl Regionals at Point Loma HS, San Diego, CA

18 April: Brain Brawl National Competition at Moon Valley HS, Phoenix, AZ

4 Jun: Color Guard for Arizona Department of Education Leading Change Conference

6 Jun: Color Guard for Arizona Department of Education Teachers Institute Conference