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Cadets starting off the 2015 Relay for Life Car Wash Wash

Cadet Lazo relieving Cadet Geis for the new CO position

The Exhibition Drill Team showing off their skills at Spring Awards Night 2015

Exhibition performing at International Night

Cadets Linton and Herring practing their exhibition drill routine

c/Herring asks c/Back to prom

Spicer Cup Champions

Herndons first Brain Brawl compitition

Morning Exhibition team practice

Aboard the USS. Constitution in Baltimore

GW 2014 field meet

Cadet Petty Officer First Class Isabella Bank leads her newly revitalized Academic Team in a training session after school.

NCIC cadets and staff completed their community service project of cleaning up the highways leading to HHS.

Cadet Geis takes command of the company in an informal ceremony on April 23rd.

Orienteering Nationals 2014

Shovling Snow at Harbor House after snow storm

First all freshman Colorguard Basket Ball game

Previous cadet returns

NS-1 drill coming up

Cadets At Rifle Practice

Rifle Match


Parris Island Trip

GWU Meet

Color Guard performs at the Herndon-Robinson football game.

Color Guard Practice

Midshipman Fabio Garcia, USNA 2015 and HHS 2008, stands in front of the Tecumseh monument at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.  Tecumseh, a warrior chief of the Shawnee nation in the late 19th century, is decorated before every home football game and other major events.

The Physical Training (PT) Team at before-school practice.

Cadets don't need uniforms to look great!  This group is headed to the 2013 Prom.

Graduating Seniors

Memorial Day Color Guard

Change of Command

Relay for Life Car Wash

Cadets practice for the Spring Awards Ceremony.

NS-1 Drill Team

NS-3 class cleans up the unit for the NS-1 Drill Meet on Saturday.

Spring informal COC

Cadet with his Meritorious Action award from Boy Scouts

NS-2 class works on their buoyancy project.

2013 NJROTC National Orienteering Championship.

Top Rookie on her way to setting a rookie record for marksmanship.

Change of Command.

The Cadet Commander presents awards at the Parent's Night Award Ceremony.


UPDATED May 28th, 2015

Join Us! Herndon High School's Navy Junior ROTC program is an elective course offered to all Herndon HS students. The course teaches citizenship, leadership and the maritime sciences and history. Elements of physical fitness training and military drill and uniform wear are taught as well. Cadets have an opportunity to participate in travel, social functions, community service, leadership challenges, and extracurricular competitive teams such as Marksmanship, Drill, Color Guard, Academics, Orienteering, and Physical Fitness. To the maximum extent possible, students will be placed with other students of the same grade level, even if they are a first year NJROTC cadet. If you have any questions come to Room 172 for a visit. See your guidance counselor and ask for placement in an NJROTC class on your School Year 2015-2016 schedule! 11-26-14

2015 Relay for Life Car Wash: Cadets from the Herndon NJROTC unit spent part of Saturday, May 23rd raising money for Relay for Life in the fight against cancer. We raised approximately 1400 dollars throughout the day. We look forward to raising even more money for Relay For Life. Sting Cancer!


USMC Combat Fitness Test: Sergeant Decamilla and his marines arrived on Tuesday, May 9th to assess the physical capabilities of our cadet corps. In addition to that, Sergeant Decamilla emphasized the importance of motivation and gave outstanding adevice for life both in and out of high school. All the cadets had a great time and we look foward to seeing the marines again! 5-21-15

Spring Awards Night Overview: With the Change of Command from the old senior staff to the new rising senior staff, the Herndon NJROTC 2015 Spring Awards Night was kicked off to a great start. Along with the presentation of a multitude of awards, we said farewell to our departing seniors. Many thanks to the parents and distinguished guests who came to witness our hard work! 5-21-15

International Night: The exhibition drill team performed at Herndon's International's Night on Friday, May 8th. the performance went well as the team was well recieved. Good job exhibition! 5-15-15

Spring Awards Night: The annual spring awards night ceremony will take place in the Main Gym on Friday, May 15, from 7:00pm-8:00pm.   Come see the cadets in their last major event of the year – awards will be handed out, command of the unit will be formally passed to the rising senior class, and we will bid farewell to our seniors.  This is a mandatory, graded event and counts as part of the final exam grade.  Cadets unable to attend must present an excuse note FOR A VALID REASON in advance and will be given an alternative writing assignment, submitted while in THE PROPER UNIFORM AND PROPERLY GROOMED, to earn the grade.  This is also the last uniform day for cadets. 5-05-15

c/LT Herring's Promposal to c/LT Back: c/LT Herring requested permission to escort c/LT Back to the Herndon High School prom. c/LT Back glady granted permission to do so. 4-29-15

Spicer Cup: Herndon participated in the Spicer Cup competition in memory of Lieutenant Colonel Joe Spicer, US Army, founder of Hayfield HS AJROTC and the FCPS JROTC Rifle League. Herndon NJROTC swept the competition to bring home the cup for the fifth year in a row. Congratulations Hornets! 4-29-15

Advancement Day: There will be an Advancement Day on April 30th. This will be the last Advancement Day before the Spring Awards Ceremony, so be sure to attend and rank up! 4-22-15

New Leadership: On Thursday, April 8th the new leadership for the 2015-2016 year senior staff was announced. The new chain of command can be found under the new Chain of Command link. Congratulations to c/CDR Lazo and c/LCDR Truese! 4-22-15

Military Ball: On Friday, March 20th, Herndon NJROTC as well as cadets from schools all over FCPS attended a joint Military Ball at the Waterford in Springfield. This was a great opportunity for cadets to enjoy great food, meet cadets from other schools and have fun dancing with their friends. 3-20-15

Advancement Day:On Thursday, February 12th, Herndon hosted its first Advancement Day. These will be held once a month and will consist of a mix of PT games and help from officers of the unit on ranking up. 2-12-15

Calvert Drill Meet:On Saturday, February 7th, Herndon NJROTC participatd in it first drill compition of its drill season at Calvert HIgh school and competed against 11 other schools. 2-7-15

Curriculum Night:On Tuesday, Februrary 3rd Herndon NJROTC cadets took part in the Curriculum night. This night is for rising 9th graders to learn about the classes they can take in high school. NJROTC cadets and parents answered questions regarding the teams and activities NJROTC cadets take can take part in while enrolled in this course. 2-3-15

Brain Brawl:On Thursday, January 15th Herndon sent a team of cadets to LaPlata to participate in the first Brain Brawl in this units history.1-22-15

HMS Lunch Visit:On Wednesday, December 17th, a group of Herndon High School cadets traveled to Herndon Middle School with the goal of informing the rising 9th graders about the NJROTC program and Herndon High School.This was the fist in a series of trips that HHS NJROTC participates in to keep the rising 9th graders informed about this program at the same time they are choosing their classes for High School.12-17-14

Delaware Military Academy: Geat job Rifle Team! On Saturday December 13th Herndon competed in a match at The Delaware Military Acadamy. Herndon placed 3rd overall and every memember saw an improved score. 12-15-14

Rifle Match vs. Mount Vernon: Congratulations Rifle Team! Herndon beat Mount Vernon in a postal match with a score of 902-700. Herndon placed shooters in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 12-10-14

Capital City Air Rifle Meet: Job well done Rifle Team! Herndon placed 11th out of 22 at the Capital City Classic meet, and a qualifying match for a bigger event. 11-18-14

Area Manager's Inspection (AMI). On Thursday, 11/20, all cadets will report to the main gym at the beginning of the school day (2nd period) in the NJROTC Service Uniform (NSU).  (ALL CADETS WILL BE IN THIS UNIFORM).  It is imperative that these be freshly cleaned and pressed uniforms with highly polished shoes and brass.  Fresh haircuts and shaves are mandatory.  Most will be released to class sometime during 4th period on that day.  Thursday is the uniform day for ALL cadets that week.  Parents and family are welcome to attend this event, but the inspection portion can be somewhat boring.  If you do want to watch, I recommend coming in about 8:30AM or a bit earlier.  There will be a short drill demonstration, short awards ceremony, remarks, and a Pass-In-Review.  Attendance, excellent appearance, and top performance by our cadets is critical to the unit maintaining its viability, so anything parents can do to help their cadets prepare will be appreciated.  NOTE:  There will be no "last minute" issuing of missing uniform items… covers, JBARS, belts, etc.  You will be inspected as you are.  If you are missing something, get a replacement on Monday or Tuesday. 11-13-14

AMI Practice: There will be an AMI practice for all cadets after school at 1415 on Nov. 13th. 11-06-14

Rifle Safety Training: There will be a Rifle Safety Training session for fall athletes after school at 1430 on Nov. 10th. 11-06-14

Team Interest Meeting: There will be a Team Interest Meeting on Thursday, Spetember 25th. There is a Sign-Up sheet on the Event Sign-Up Links tab. There will be pizza and late buses.

Event Sign-Up Links: We will make extensive use of the Event Sign-Up links page this year. If you are interested in attending one of our many events, practices, competitions, or activities, click on the Event Sign-Up link, find your event, click on that link, and sign up! Unit leadership will use this information for planning. You can access this through any web browsing device. If you are having trouble getting signed up, please talk to a cadet staff member. 8-27-14

Hornet Cadets in the News. Click on the links below to read about cadets and activities covered by our local news media!

Herndon Cadets Leave Legacy, Pages 4-5

Herndon Cadets Host the Meet (April 20th, Page 7)

Herndon High Cadets Win Spicer Cup, Set League Record (April 24th, Page 7th)

Herndon Cadets Finish 8th in National Orienteering Championship (March 12th, Page 5)

Herndon High Cadets Go to National Championship (January 16th, Page 4)

Herndon to Hold Veterans Day Observance (November 5th)

Hornets Cadets 'Sting' Cancer (October 31st, Page 4)

Herndon Cadets Defeat Mid-Atlantic Champions (October 10th, Page 11)