The Air Force JROTC (AFJROTC ) at Treasure Coast HS recently held a Basic Training week for new Cadets.  The week focused on basic training including teamwork, drill, and marksmanship activities.

Treasure Coast High School is excited to announce the arrival of Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, Colonel James Golden.  He arrives with the extensive aviation experience and education required to deliver the school’s Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) dual-enrollment classes. Col Golden will be teaching the ERAU classes where cadets will not only receive college credit from an esteemed university, but also have an opportunity to take a certification test to fly Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)…also called “drones.”

Col Golden says, “With this certification a cadet can get a job operating drones in an expanding market of opportunities for UAS operators.” These two new opportunities for cadets are awesome. In addition to these, the Air Force JROTC is doing their part to address the country’s pilot shortage.  “America is short pilots, civilian and military”, said MSgt Frazier.  Former Cadet Jesus Paz is currently at ERAU receiving his Private Pilot’s License.  AFJROTC is paying over $35,000 for his training through the AFJROTC Flight Academy Private Pilot’s License Scholarship. This is a very exciting opportunity for any AFJROTC cadet to earn their private pilot’s license, and potentially have their entire bachelor’s degree paid for through further scholarships!  It is an exciting time to be an Air Force JROTC Cadet!

For more information, contact MSgt Frazier at 807-4516.