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PATRIOT NAVAL JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS | MARCH 2017 | NUMBER 7 News/Events/Updates | www.patriotnjrotc.com | @PATRIOTNJROTC (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) Patriot Orienteering At National Championships Page 1 Messages from Colonel and Chief Page 2 Meet the Staff Page 4 TPI The Patriot Informer Military Ball Page 3

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PATRIOT NAVAL JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS | MARCH 2017 | NUMBER 7

News/Events/Updates | www.patriotnjrotc.com | @PATRIOTNJROTC (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram)

Patriot Orienteering At National Championships Page 1

Messages from Colonel and Chief Page 2

Meet the Staff Page 4

TPI The Patriot Informer

Military Ball Page 3

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MARCH 2017

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2017 NJROTC NATIONAL

ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIP

On February 18th - 19th, Patriot NJROTC Orienteering Team competed at the NJROTC Orienteering National Championships at Atlanta, GA. The courses were challenging and all the 12 cadets did their best. The team placed 6th overall. Hall placed 7th out of 110 varsity males in the individual results, and our Varsity Team 1 placed 5th. Chief Rodrigues won 1st in the Old Fogey category. Congratulations to Cadets Hall, Riegel, Ball, Kunz, Dirndorfer, Wiscovitch, Wanger, Traube, Lascola, Cutshall, Crooks and I. Pack! What an awesome job!

TEAMS

Content

Messages from Colonel and Chief p.2

News p.3

- Teams

- Military Ball (Flyer on p.6)

- Field Trips

- NJROTC Yearbook (Flyer on p.5)

- Community Service

Meet the Staff p.4

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MESSAGES from Colonel and Chief

I want to recognize the Orienteering team for the great job they did at the

Nationals!!! Being in the top 6 teams in the Nation is quite an

accomplishment and something to be proud of. You worked very hard and

that showed. Now is the time to keep training hard and move up even

more! I'm also glad everyone had such a good time on the trip! I also would

like to give my thanks to all the Cadets who have volunteered for the many

community events we are called upon to support. Patriot NJROTC is in

high demand and we are getting a great reputation in the school and in the city of Frederick,

Md. All of this is thanks to the professionalism you have displayed to the people of Frederick,

Md.

LtCol Gregg Lyon

I want to provide more information about our upcoming annual unit

orientation trip to Virginia Beach, Virginia from the afternoon of Thursday,

May 4th thru Sunday, May 7th. This trip is intended to share the stories,

equipment and facilities of our active duty Navy and Marine Corps while

visiting the world's largest Navy base. While we are still finalizing lodging

and transportation, we anticipate taking up to 40 cadets with a maximum

cost of $350.00 per cadet. The final fee will be dependent on the total

number of cadets and our ultimate transportation and lodging cost. Besides meals and a

museum/harbor boat tour, all planned activities will be free of charge. These planned

activities include tours aboard active duty ships, submarines and aircraft as well as 2 base

tours. Once all details are finalized, we will send a notice to all cadets and parents.

Chief Michael Rodrigues

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NEWS TEAMS

Drill – The last Drill Team meet is scheduled on March 18th at Bowie High School, MD.

Rifle – Rifle Team currently is open to new members. Practices are on Monday & Wednesday, 1700-1900.

Orienteering – Orienteering Team will continue practices after school on Wednesdays through April 25th. In addition, there will be a trip to the United States Military Academy (West Point) April 21st-23rd .

MILITARY BALL

Military Ball is scheduled on March 24th from 1830-2230 at Morningside Inn (301-898-3920). The

address is 7477 McKaig Rd. Frederick, MD, 21701. All cadets are invited. Payment is due to Chief by March 10th. Please make check payable to Patriot NJROTC Boosters.

FIELD TRIPS

Three field trips are planned for the months of March, April, and May. Watch out for detailed information

and sign-up sheets. March 23rd – Appalachian National Scenic Trail 10 Mile Hike April 25th – Arlington National Cemetery May 4th-7th – Unit Orientation Trip, Virginia Beach, VA (See Chief's message on page 2)

2016-2017 NJROTC YEARBOOK

Order your copy of the Patriot NJROTC Yearbook which features photos of individual cadets, teams

activities and competitions, community services, field trips, etc. To order, use the link: https://www.treering.com/101443707995128. You may send photos to the yearbook committee. Questions? Please contact our Yearbook Coordinator Hongwei Xu at [email protected].

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Looking for volunteer opportunities? The following volunteer opportunities have been planned. Sign-up sheets are/will be posted at Chief's room. For questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Chris Henry at [email protected]. March - Blessings in a Backpack Food Drive (Dates/times TBD) April 1 - Rails to Trails April 29 - Rebuilding Together May 13 - Cleaning tombstones at Antietam National Battlefield June 3 - Planting Hope (Convoy of Hope)

4th Annual MSRPA Robert Innes Air Rifle Match Team - 1st Place in Sporter Class Individual –McCormick 1st. Dirndorfer 3rd Brockett 6th

Field Trip to Gettysburg National Military Park Additional photos can be found on Shutterfly through patriotnjrotc.com.

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MEET THE STAFF

The following are the exclusive interviews with four of our staff. The staff were asked about their positions, length of the positions, job responsibilities, accomplishments, suggestions to improve unit performance, and hobbies and/or extracurricular activities.

My name is Ethan Riegel. I am a senior from Linganore High School. I have been Supply Officer since May 2016. My responsibilities include maintaining the supply room, issuing uniform components , and keeping records of materials issued by the navy. My most significant accomplishment has been the complete clean and inventory check. At this point everything is accounted for in our records. I think that to improve Unit performance we need to improve our communication methods to help cadets to know what is needed of them as well as what events are coming up. When I'm not locked in the supply closet I spend my time camping (either by myself, or with my scout troop), shooting clay pigeons at my local range, and purposefully getting lost in the woods (i.e. orienteering).

My name is Robert Xu. I am a sophomore from Governor Thomas Johnson High School. I have been an officer since May 2016, first as Assistant Public Affairs Officer and then Public Affairs Officer. My responsibilities include promoting public knowledge and understanding of our mission and organization, and preparing information for news releases and other social media channels such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. My one significant contribution has been crafting unit monthly newsletters. To improve the unit as a whole, we need to increase cadet participation in unit activities, get more cadets to work on advancement to higher ranks, and encourage them to be role models for other students at school. In addition to NJROTC, I enjoy swimming, programming, playing the piano, and so forth.

My name is Steven Stabler. I am a junior from Governor Thomas Johnson High School. I have been Assistant Training Officer since May 2016. My responsibilities include assisting the Training Officer, instilling Navy and Marine Corps knowledge into cadets, leading/instructing drill sessions, updating CDMIS, and ultimately preparing cadets for advancement tests. Our biggest achievement is updating all cadets training records (folders and CDMIS) from scratch. To improve unit performance, we should implement and continue to implement knowledge and strict discipline unto all cadets. In addition to NJROTC, I play club football (soccer) for FC Frederick.

Gregg Lyon Michael Rodrigues

Senior Naval Science Instructor Naval Science Instructor LtCol, USMC (Ret) HMC, USN (Ret) [email protected] [email protected] (240) 236-8257 (240) 236-8257

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