Three months into the 2019-2020 Academic Year, and we're busier than ever in AFJROTC Unit CO-20031.   I firmly believe that our Cadet Corps has done an excellent job so far this year in meeting our mission statement of developing citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and their community.  I'd like to take a quick moment to do the following: (1) reflect back on the accomplishments of the last three months, (2) look ahead to some of the big events on the calendar over the next few months, and (3) offer some words of encouragement to ALL cadets.

    (1) Over the past three months our 176 cadets have performed just under 2,000 hours of  service to our school and community.   The leadership of Cadet Lt Col Sims, Cadet Lt Col Elder and our other top 7 cadets has MADE this happen.  From marching in three (Black Forest, Homecoming, Veterans Day) parades, rebuilding a Veterans House (Lowe's Rebuild America), countless Color Guard Events, the 9/11 ceremony, Air Force Birthday celebration, and supporting FHS with custodial support and the security team, our cadets are making a positive difference.  
    (2) Veterans Day is always a busy time for our AFJROTC program and this year is no different.  We'll participate in an assembly at FHS as well as support events at Falcon Middle and Elementary along with ceremonies in the community.  Cadet Captain Talain has done a tremendous job spearheading the efforts for our Falcon HS Veterans Day celebration.  The Military Ball committee has been diligently working to make this year's event one that is festive and memorable.   As we head into Thanksgiving break, our focus will be on recruitment of new cadets into the program.  Cadet Major Forney-George is heading up this effort with a Falcon HS recruitment night on November 13th and a dynamic Falcon Middle School AFJROTC Mini-Course on November 21-22.  As we return from Thanksgiving break, we'll be "staring down" our triennial HQ AFJROTC Inspection.  This is an opportunity to show our Regional Director what CO-20031 is all about!   Spring Semester promises to be just as busy and just as rewarding with a great Drill Team season, a Spring Drill Competition, and multiple community service opportunities.
    (3) As I mentioned previously, we have some amazing cadets doing great things in OUR unit.  However, each of needs to realize that LEADERSHIP is NOT a spectator sport.  Every cadet needs to take an honest self analysis of their contributions and step up their game.   AFJROTC is a Leadership Laboratory and just like any other lab, you only learn and grow if you're involved and engaged.    I challenge each cadet to get off the sidelines and GET INTO THE GAME!   Here's to a GREAT REST OF THE YEAR!
    Col Hinson











    We're off to a great start for the Falcon AFJROTC Program in school year 19-20.   We have an outstanding group of 4th year cadets led by Cadet Lt Col Ryan Sims, Group CC and Cadet Lt Col Paola Elder, Deputy Group CC. 


    To learn more about the fundamentals of AFJROTC, you can click the "JUNIOR ROTC OVERVIEW" 


    Additionally, by clicking the "UPCOMING EVENTS" link to the left, you'll see what our cadets have planned for the upcoming months as we meet our mission of :












    On Veterans Day 2019, the Corps of CO-20071 honored more than 50 Veterans (Staff Members and Families) with a mass formation, Service Flag Processional, and Saber Arch.  






    Colorado Spring Veterans Day Parade November 2nd, 2019

    Nearly 80 CO-20031 cadets joined with thousands of Colorado Springs residents in honoring the Veterans of our City by marching in the annual Veterans Day Parade.







     Lowe's Rebuilding Together Community Service

    18 AFJROTC Cadets partnered with Lower's, Booze Allen Hamilton, and other community volunteers to repaint and repair the home of a Colorado Springs Vietnam Veteran.


     Team   After Before Photo   Painting


    D4.9 FUN RUN 

    On Saturday September 14th, 20 AFJROTC Cadets supported Falcon High School and the Falcon community by supporting the D4.9K Fun Run.  Our cadets presented Colors, sang the National Anthem, handed out runner's medals and water, and also served as official timers.

    Fun Run 2  

    9/11 CEREMONY 

    On September 11th, the cadets of CO-20031 paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.   The AS4 cadets led a formation each class period around the Half-Staff American Flag where each cadet solemnly recited a name of an American who perished on 9/11.

    9/11 Ceremony  


    On August 10th, our Cadet Corps Commander, Cadet Lt Col Ryan Sims led a group of 50 cadets as we marched in the annual Black Forest Parade.


    Black Forest Parade