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Vanden High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training CorpsĀ (AFJROTC)

Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit with Merit 2022-23

"For Strength Shall We Strive" 

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      CA-20011 was established on July 1, 2001.  At that time Vanden's principal was Shelia McCabe EDD.  The Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) was Lt Col Billy Lakes, USAF (Ret); the Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI) was MSgt Hollis R. Huvar, USAF (Ret).  There were 114 cadets the first year.  When the cadets created the initial organizational structure, the 21st Operations Squadron and 60th Operations Support Squadron were chose to pay homage to Travis AFB, Lt Col Lakes and MSgt Huvar's military service.  In June 2010, Lt Col Lakes retired after 13 years teaching AFJROTC.  Maj Marian R. Collins, USAF (Ret) assumed the role of SASI in August 2010.  In December 2013, the cadet's established our local chapter of the Kitty Hawk Air Society.  It was named after Major Paradon Silpasornprasit who tragically lost his life in August 2013.  He was a srong supporter of Vanden's AFJROTC program and parent of two former cadets.  In June 2019, Major Marian R Collins retired after teaching AFJROTC. Lt Col Jay A. Brookman USAF (Ret) assumed role as SASI in August 2019. Since July 2001, the Corps has continued to grow each year with the Corps and cadets winning awards at the local, state, and national level