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Here you can find information on our different teams.
Any cadet in the Corps is encouraged to join and participate.
For more details about the team, please click the tab for the respective teams.

Awareness Presentation Team:

Team Superintendent: c/ Nathan Wiesterhausen

Awarness Presentation Team/APT, provides a great way to work on and hone public speaking skills. Cadets that participate in the team will be able to volunteer to present at the district's elementary and middle schools to promote drug awareness and anti-bullying as well as presenting to the year's incoming freshman class about the JROTC Program for recruitment. Meetings are every Tuesday, First half of Lunch.Cadets that participate in the team will have the opportunity to earn the Awareness Presentation Team Badge.

The Superintendent's Goals:

"My goal is to recruit more people to join our unit through this team and get them more cadets involved in the team also. I also want to make longer discussions so all cadets will be able to participate and build more skills for public speaking." -Awareness Presentation Team Superintendent, Nathan Weitershausen.


Bullying Presentation

Cyber Patriot Team:

Team Superintendent: C/Wilson Casquejo

"CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cyber security vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.  " -CyberPatriot Website


If you are interested in joining the team there will be signups on the board in the beginning of the year, we look forward to having you on the team!

The Superintendent's Goals:

"My goals for the team is to ensure a well-educated and disciplined team. With this, I hope that the team will go to state rounds, then eventually move on to Washington D.C. to compete. I plan on hosting efficient training sessions to further education on cyber defense and computer security. Also, I want to make sure the cadets are morally and mentally fit to be on the team." -Cyber Patriot Team Superintendent, Wilson Casquejo.


Drill Team

Drill Team Commander: C/Dylan Hewett

Drill Team is divided into 3 different teams: Color Guard, Unarmed, and Armed Drill Team. We leave to compete in two to three competitions within a school year. We compete in three different categories: Inspection, Exhibition, and Regulation Drill for the respective teams. Practice is at the AFJROTC Room from 3:30-4:45 after school every Tuesday and Thursday. Cadets that join our Team have the opportunity to earn the Team Cord and a Ribbon.

The DT/CC Goals:

"I want Drill Team to earn more trophys, keep a 90% attendance rate, and get more upperclassman to join the team!" -DT/CC Dylan Hewett


Are you already a Vanden AFJROTC cadet? Vanden's Drill Team is in need of members!. Please feel free to stop by after school everyday except Wednesday's and Fridays to come check us out.

Color Guard Team:

Color Guard consists of individual four to five person teams that practice in accordance to the Air Force Honor Guard standards. A single team has two rifle guards along with two to three flag positions: the American, California, and Air Force Flags. Cadets will have the opportunity to earn a Color Guard Ribbon and a Drill Team Cord.

Unarmed Drill Team:

Team Superintendent: c/ Bryce Beaty

Unarmed Drill Team trains in accordance to the AFMAN 36-2203 Drill and Ceremonies. This team consists of a flight of cadets who will be selected to compete in accordance to drill ceremonies standards. The team also prefrorms Exhibition. The Drill Team Ribbon and a Drill Team Cord are earned at the end of the year.

Armed Drill Team:

Team Commander: c/ Ethan Miles

Armed Drill Team trains in accordance to AFMAN 36-2203. This team consists of a flight, all of which are armed with replicas of the 1906 Springfield Rifle. Competing members are selected from the flight following the drill competitions standarads. The team also competes in Exhibition Drill. Cadets will have the opportunity to earn a Drill Team Ribbon and a Drill Team Cord.