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AFJROTC: Aviation History

"Developing Citizens of Character"

This is the recommended first AS course for all new cadets. It is an aviation history course focusing on the development of flight throughout the centuries. It starts with ancient civilizations, then progresses through time to modern day. The emphasis is on civilian and military contributions to aviation; the development, modernization, and transformation of the Air Force; and a brief astronomical and space exploration history. It is interspersed with concise overviews of the principles of flight to include basic aeronautics, aircraft motion and control, flight power, and rockets. Throughout the course, there are readings, videos, hands on activities, and in-text and student workbook exercises to guide in the reinforcement of the materials.

LE 100 is the component of JROTC leadership education. It is intended for students who are  entering the AFJROTC program and beginning their high school studies. It will introduce cadets to history, organization, mission, traditions, goals, and objectives of JROTC for all  services. It introduces key military customs and courtesies, how to project a positive attitude, and exam the principles of ethical and moral behavior. It provides strategies for effective note  taking and study skills for academic success. Lessons will cover how to be emotionally,  mentally, and physically healthy. Avoiding and preventing violence in today’s society will also be covered. How to recognize types of bullying and how to advocate for prevention of this type  of behavior. It will cover healthy living, physical fitness, and how to make safe, drug-free, and  responsible decisions. This textbook will also examine the negative effects of air and water  pollution, and how to help keep the environment safe. Cadets will be introduced to civics and  our national government, including a historical understanding of the American flag and other  important national symbols. The final chapter will also cover how the US Constitution protects our rights and freedoms as American citizens.

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A Journey into Aviation History