NJROTC Area 3 Commander Joe Hankins (USN, Ret.) inspected the FC Navy JROTC program on Tuesday Feb. 7. Hankins inspection included supply, records, a brief presented by the cadet officers of FC NJROTC, an inspection of each cadet and a ceremony on Tuesday evening. This inspection determines if the FC NJROTC program will be awarded the title of Distinguished Unit for the 2016-17 school year for the second consecutive year. Distinguished Unit is the highest award an NJROTC program can receive, only seven of 41 schools in Area 3 are awarded each year.
Photos by Robert Wormley and Kiley Swain.
Navy JROTC Area 3 Commander Joe Hankins (USN, Ret.) presents a speech regarding his pride for the FC NJROTC program and all other ROTC programs. Photo by Kiley Swain.
The armed platoon marches to their spot on the gym floor with the rest of the company in tow. Photo by Kiley Swain.
Unarmed Exhibition Drill team practices prior to the AMI ceremony that will take place later in the evening. Photo by Robert Wormley
FC NJROTC Cadet Junior Jennifer Allen is inspected by Navy JROTC Area 3 Manager Commander Joe Hankins (USN, Ret.) for the Annual Military Inspection (AMI) on Feb. 12. Photo by Robert Wormley
Junior Colton Nash at the front of a dueling rank as part of the FC Unarmed Exhibition Drill Team’s routine. Photo by Robert Wormley.
FC Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) Michael Epperson quickly inspects the company before marching into the gym. Photo by Kiley Swain.
FC Armed Exhibition Drill Team performs at AMI practice prior to the AMI ceremony. Photo by Robert Wormley.
Sophomore Kaleb Demaree throws a double rifle toss during the Armed Exhibition practice performance. Photo by Robert Wormley
The Armed Exhibition Drill Team lined up across the gym with the rest of the company in the bleachers behind them spectating the performance. Photo by Kiley Swain.