West Orange AFJROTC Cadet Elijah Millington Earns US Naval Academy appointment
Cadet Millington got an early Christmas present this year by earning an appointment to the prestigious US Naval Academy. Cadet Millington attended the US Naval Academy summer program in 2019 and serves as the Academic Officer for Mountaineer Squadron. He will be second AFJROTC cadet from West Orange to attend the US Naval Academy; Ensign Dylan Pennell graduated last year and is currently serving at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
Third year Cadet Antoine Chapman graduates from the 2019 AFJROTC Flight AcademyRecently the Air Force selected 150 cadets out of over 1600 applicants worldwide for scholarships to attend private pilot training at public/private universities. Cadet Chapman was selected and earned his pilot's license at Delaware State University. The scholarship paid for transportation, room and board, academics, and flight hours for 8 weeks and was valued at $20,000.3 West Orange AFJROTC cadets earn appointments to West PointCadet Wes Rideau-Winds earned a direct appointment to the US MIlitary Academy while Cadets Vanessa Lettman and Andrew Amoyaw earned appointments to the US Military Academy Prep School. Vanessa is the first female from West Orange High School to earn a US Military Academy appointment. West Orange senior and former AFJROTC cadet Colin Morgan also earned a direct appointment to the Academy. Military academy acceptance rates are between 10 and 15% each year so this is a big deal. Upon graduation they will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the US Army.
West Orange Air Force Junior ROTC wins Distinguished Unit honors for the 2018-19 school year...this is the 3rd year in a row!
The Distinguished Unit Award recognizes the personal growth and accomplishments of the cadets, contributions of the instructors as mentors, and the support of the school and local community. This award signifies that West Orange Air Force Junior ROTC is among the best of 900 AFJROTC units worldwide.