• Happy Thanksgiving

    Posted by Chief Edward Slacum on 11/25/2021

    Have a GREAT  Thanksgiving day!Parade

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  • Wharton Christmas Parade

    Posted by Chief Slacum on 11/18/2021

    Cadets,

    The Annual Wharton Christmas Parade will be held on Tuesday, 23 November.  We will meet at the car wash on the corner of Correll Ave and E. Milam (near the Alabama Rd and Milam intersection) at 1800 hrs (6 pm).

    Be sure you are in your full Service Dress uniform with button up jacket, hat, and tie/tie tab.  Females are encouraged to secure their hats to their hair with bobby pins in case of wind gusts.

    Be proactive in hydrating prior to the event (and use the restroom since there will be no stopping once we begin).  Since we are leading the parade we will be the first to finish which means once we "Fall Out" you will have the opportunity to watch the remainder of the parade.

    All participating Cadets will receive LDR and Community Service hours.

    Please contact the instructors if you have any questions.

    Chief Slacum

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  • Pride

    Posted by Chief Slacum on 11/15/2021

    Cadets,

    We had a busy week preparing for our Veterans Day programs and you all rose to the challenge!  I am extremely proud of the hard work each of you put in preparing for a full day of service to our school district and community.  Let me explain why I am so proud of you.

    Over the course of two weeks most of you had to memorize new commands and how to properly execute them, for some of you that meant learning over 20 new commands.  This is no small feat and it took a tremendous amount of work on your part to pull it off.  Learning new commands and being able to execute them as an individual, while tough, is doable.  But you not only had to learn them and be able to execute them...you had to be able to do it in synch with 10 additional members in the formation while either handling flags or rifles.  That is a tremendous accomplishment that each of you should be proud of.

    Your hard work and dedication epitomized our core value of "Excellence in all we do" and brought credit upon yourselves, the AFJROTC program, and Wharton High School.

    Veterans Day 1

    Veterans Day 2

    Veterans Day 3

    We have one more big community event before we break for the winter holiday...the annual Wharton Christmas Parade which will be held on Tuesday 23 November.  More info will be provided in class tomorrow but for now be sure your Service Dress uniform is cleaned and pressed because TX-954 will be leading the parade.  As such, we will need a 5-member Color Guard (3 flags and 2 rifles) as well as all Cadets to be in the formation.  If you cannot be part of the formation due to being out of town or need to be excused due religious beliefs please speak with either Major Welch or myself so you can be accomodated.

    Chief Slacum

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  • Army Training

    Posted by Chief Slacum on 11/5/2021

    Army PT

    A huge thank you to our local Army recruiters for coming out today to lead PT with our Cadets.

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  • Veterans Day Video

    Posted by Chief Slacum on 11/4/2021

    Veterans Day

    Our TX-954 Veterans Day Tribute video is completed and has been loaded to the WISD webpage and Facebook site (as well the TX-954 AFJROTC site).

    I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of our Cadets.  You did a fantastic job and I know our Veterans will proud of each of you.

    Chief Slacum

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  • Wharton Mayor Recognizes AFJROTC Cadets for Community Service

    Posted by Chief Slacum on 10/7/2021

    Cadets,

    What an awesome day to be in TX-954! Today the Cadets from AFJROTC Unit TX-954 were recognized by Wharton Mayor Tim Barker and the Wharton Beautification Commission for their community service activities.

    Certificate

    Group Photo

    To all Cadets, thank you epitomizing our core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do!!

    Chief

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  • Wings over Houston this week!

    Posted by Chief Slacum on 10/4/2021

    Cadets,

    Last week was another great week for TX-954! We completed our study of Survival Chapter 1, had fun in PT on Friday, and on Saturday our Color Guard presented the Colors for the 50th reunion of the WHS Class of '71.  While our Cadets don't do it for the accolades, they earn them anyway.  The members of the WHS Class of '71 had nothing but awesome things to say about the quality of the Cadets to include their professionalism in presenting the Colors and the high level of respect they demonstrated during the event.

    WHS Class of 71

    This week (on Friday) the Cadet Group will travel to Joint Base Ellington in Houston to set up for the Wings Over Houston Airshow.  While there the Cadets will have the opportunity to witness both historic and modern aircraft demonstrate their aerial capabilities.  This yearly event has always been fun for the Cadets and I know this year will be no different.  Make sure you wear your PT shirt, long pants (no shorts) and close-toed shoes.

    Chief Slacum

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  • A short but busy week

    Posted by Chief Slacum on 9/25/2021

    Cadets,

    You all continue to amaze!!  Even though this was a short (4-day) week you packed a lot into it. Besides our regularly scheduled classes and after-school leadership development activities you also had the opportunity on Friday to travel to the University of Houston to meet with the Cadets from AFROTC Detachment 003, and show your WHS pride by conducting a campus-wide clean up on Saturday (which was followed by a cookout).  Your level of committment IS recognized and greatly appreciated.

    University of Houston Trip

    Campus Clean Up

    September Cookout

    Again, Major Welch and I really appreciate the hard work you all are giving to the AFJROTC program and your unwavering support of the community.

    Chief Slacum

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  • Another short week

    Posted by Chief Slacum on 9/20/2021

    Cadets,

    Can you believe we are already in the 7th week of the school year?!?

    This is another short week as Monday is dedicated to staff professional development (we need our education just as much as you do).  As such, your uniform inspection will be conducted on Friday as part of the field trip to the University of Houston's AFROTC Det 003.  As a reminder, all Cadets planning to go on the trip must be in their blue uniform (service coat is not required but your hat IS required).  Cadets must meet all AFJROTC uniform and appearance standards in order to board the bus.  If you are not in standards then you will not be going on the trip.  You can always refer to Attachment 1 of your Cadet Guide for uniform standards.  Cadets who are unable to attend the trip will have a "normal" PT Friday...in keeping with our school spirit theme, you can wear your favorite superhero costume or your PT uniform.

    Last week we began our discussion of AS 410: Survival; this week we will dive into LE 400: Fundamentals of Management.  To be able to provide you with electronic course materials all Cadets have been assigned to a Google Classroom (the course name is your Flight designator).  You should have received an invitation email on Friday, if you did not, please let me know.  Major Welch and I will place the materials you need to study in your Google Classroom so you have a one-stop shop for your materials.  We will also begin using Turning Technologies (the online version of our Clicker System).  We will conduct a training session in class to ensure all Cadets know how to setup their accounts and access their materials.

    Enjoy the remainder of your 3-day weekend and we will see you in class on Tuesday.

    Aim High!!

    Chief Slacum

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  • Historic Fence Restoration

    Posted by Chief Slacum on 9/12/2021

    Cadets,

    We had a phenomenal turn out for our Wharton City Cemetery Historic Fence Restroration Project.  The 135 year old iron fence was indeed in need of attention.  The Cadets grabbed their wire brushes and vigorously scrubbed away the rust and plant life abd finished off by adding a layer of "Restore" to help preserve the fence for years to come.  But we are by no means done, there is still plenty of the fence that needs our attention so if you could not make it out on Sunday then be on the lookout for your next opportunity to assist.

    Fence Project

    While we were at the cemetery we took a the time to remember to the significance of the day, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States that resulted in over 3,000 lost lives. A special thank you to Mr. Jeffrey Blair who played Taps in remembrence of all who lost their lives on that fateful day.

    Salute

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