On December 12th, our Armed Drill Team made it their goal to bring back the honor of being the best drilled platoon. During the Regulation Drill Competition, Kearny’s drill team was up against all the schools in the school district, SDUSD. Our drill team has been practicing for not days, not weeks, but months. After the months of practice, the team was ready to face the other competitors. They discovered their full potential and did the best that they could. All the hard work paid off when Kearny was called not once, but three times. Kearny was placed 3rd in 1st Year Best Drill Individual, 1st in 2nd Year Best Drill Individual, and 1st in 3rd Year Best Drill Individual. Congratulations to Cadet Corporal Hansbrough, Cadet Sergeant First Class Mains, Cadet First Lieutenant Quesada, and of course the whole ADT!!
- c/MSG Thai
On Sunday, December 6th, was the anniversary of the Battle of San Pasqual. This battle took place in 1846, during the Mexican-American War. In this battle, the commander of the American soldiers was Stephen Watts Kearny, our school’s namesake. In remembrance, a handful of our cadets attended San Pasqual’s annual celebration of this battle. Here, our flag detail raised both the American and Mexican flags while the anthems played, and we all held a salute in honor of everyone who fought. At the celebration, we ate great food, played some fun games, saw a few mules and horses, learned more about our American and school history, and learned some new jokes from some of the workers putting on the amazing event! We were honored to be able to attend this year’s celebration, and hope to have as much fun next year!
- c/SFC Williams
On November 21st, our archery team had a competition at John Muir. The team has much improved since this event last year, and we are all very proud of them! Asia Dunbar, one of Kearny’s archery champs, said, “We have improved as a team within this past year. It was very fun, the archers had a nice time coming out to shoot on that Saturday.”
- c/SFC Haley Williams
On December 4th, a group of cadets from our battalion were on a mission to escort the middle schoolers from Montgomery Middle School to Kearny. Once the cadets arrived to their destination, they walked the middle schoolers to Kearny and showed them what Kearny’s AJROTC consisted of. The students were able to catch a glimpse of our Archery Team and ADT Team. Saying that the event was exciting was an understatement. The students’ eyes were opened. One may say that they discovered many new things about the AJROTC program at Kearny. We hope that they had an amazing time and recognized the greatness of the AJROTC program.
- c/SFC Thai
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The Battalion Public Affairs Officer, also known as the Batalion S-5, c/CPT Caparas, Josiah, manages the Kearny AJROTC Battalion website.