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Major Steven Smith,
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
AFJROTC, NC-43, Pinecrest High School
The primary purpose of the Pinecrest High School AFJROTC is to help high school students become good citizens. This citizenship building process is accomplished through several academic and extracurricular activities.  These activities provide cadets with opportunities to develop their leadership skills, practice public speaking, plan and organize community service projects and participate in drill and ceremonies.  In addition, we provide academic instruction in a variety of aerospace science subjects.  These subjects are designed to acquaint cadets with the aerospace environment and provide them with a strong foundation in air power history.
What's new in our class?
AS1's: Chapter 1-2 The Revolutionary War.  Discuss the causes of the war, weapons used, battles in NC and progress of flight during the war.
AS1's (2nd): Chapter 3-1, Post WW2 years.  Conduct a Nuremberg trial and plan the Berlin Airlift.
AS2's:  Chapter 3-2:  Learn the basic axies of flight and how flight controls are used to fly an aircraft
AS3's:  Chapter 5.2:  Learn about ground tracks used on spacecraft.
AS4's:  Look at Policy and Strategy affecting our national defense policy. OR
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Page last updated:
3 Feb 04
12 Feb:  Unit inspection
28 Feb:  Drill competition at NC A&T
20 March:  Military Ball at the NC Armory, AS2-4's
12-16 April:  Tentative Spring Break trip to NASA in Florida

Major Smith's Corner
911 Memorial Service: The entire unit forms a cordon as the Honor Guard carries a flag drapped casket into the courtyardand.  The Honor Guard folded the American flag and presented it to Dr. McAnulty.  The ceremony was covered by the "Pilot" and received front page coverage.