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"To develop in all NJROTC cadets attributes of personal responsibility, self discipline, self confidence, teamwork, community service and citizenship. Our goal is success not only in NJROTC, but also in high school and beyond."


12 November 2016: The Upson Lee NJROTC hosted the 3rd annual "Knight Classic" at the Old Mill Range in Griffin, GA.   The Upson Lee NJROTC precision rifle team earned the first place trophy, the second such finish this year!  See more pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

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21-24 November 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion helped prepare and serve Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate as part of the "Families Feeding Families" program conducted at the Mountain View Baptist Church.

17 November 2016: 28 cadets from the Upson Lee NJROTC assisted with the annual carnival held at Upson Lee South Elementary School.

15 November 2016: The Upson Lee NJROTC academic team competed in the College Options Foundation online competition.

13 November 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion orienteering team competed in the Veterans Day Pearl Harbor orienteering meet held at Dauset Trails in Flovilla, GA. The team finished high enough to qualify for the Area 12 championships! Especially noteworthy was Cadet Tyler Sewell's first place finish on the yellow course against 63 other runners! See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

12 November 2016: The Upson Lee NJROTC hosted the 3rd annual "Knight Classic" at the Old Mill Range in Griffin, GA.   The Upson Lee NJROTC precision rifle team earned the first place trophy, the second such finish this year!  See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

11 November 2016: The Knight Battalion provided a color guard for the town of Yatesville Veterans Day program.

11 November 2016: The Knight Battalion observed Veterans Day with a ceremony at the Greatest Generation Park in Thomaston, GA.  See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

10 November 2016: The Knight Battalion provided a color guard for the Upson Lee South Elementary School Veterans Day program.

8 November 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion assisted with election day at the Civic Center in Thomaston, GA.

5 November 2016: The Knight Battalion provided color guards for the Upson Historical Society Veterans Day program as well as the Rob Bennet Memorial Golf Tournament in Thomaston.  See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

5 November 2016: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program. 

4 November 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion travelled to Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in South Carolina to get a taste of what it is like to be a marine recruit! See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

29 October 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion orienteering team competed in the "Night-O" score-O orienteering meet held at Dauset Trails in Flovilla, GA. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

29 Oct 2016: The Knight Battalion color guard and unarmed drill team marched in the annual Chitlin' Hoe Down parade in Yatesville, GA.  Photos available on the "Photos/Videos" page.

23 October 2016: The NJROTC orienteering team travelled to Chattahoochee Bend State Park to conduct orienteering training. See  pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

22 October 2016: The Upson Lee NJROTC drill, athletic and academic teams competed at the Luella High School Drill Meet. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

15 October 2016: The Knight Battalion air rifle team travelled to South Effingham High School in Guyton, GA for a "shoulder to shoulder" meet. The precision team had great success taking an overall first place!

15 October 2016: The Knight Battalion celebrated the 241st birthday of the U.S. Navy at the annual ball.  Pictured are this year's senior class of cadets.  A short video of cadets singing anchors aweigh can be found here. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!


7 Oct 2016: Roughly 40 cadets took advantage of free swing dance lessons in preparation for the Navy Birthday Ball. Photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!
 
20 September 2016: Commander Rustie Hibbard, Navy JROTC Area 12 Manager presents the honor platoon pennant to Bravo One Platoon at the recent annual inspection. 170 cadets were inspected and performed a "pass in review" ceremony for parents, relatives and distinguished guests. Photos available on the "Photos/Videos" page.

23 Sep 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion marched in the annual homecoming parade and performed in the halftime ceremony at the football game. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

1 September 2016: Cadets performed color guard as part of  the opening ceremony for the NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Pictured here with "Freddie" the Falcon.

10 Sep 2016: 10 cadets from the orienteering team competed in the Mountain Madness meet held at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs, GA. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

27 August 2016: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program.   See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

23 August 2016: The NJROTC held an "open house' for parents of new cadets. Program requirements and expectations were discussed as well as the full calendar of events planned for the coming year. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

21 July 2016: 23 new cadets recently graduated from a week-long orientation camp held at the high school that included physical training, proper uniform wear and drill. As part of the graduation ceremony, cadets were promoted to their first rank of cadet seaman apprentice. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

11 June 2016: Cadets Chapman, Lopez, Sewell, Fountain, Dawson and Kramer graduated from NJROTC Area 12 Leadership Academy held at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA.  Cadet Chapman also earned "honor cadet" for earning the highest grades in his platoon of 22 cadets.  Nearly 240 cadets from all over Georgia and northern Florida attended the academy this year. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

27 May 2016: Cadets from the Knight Battalion handed out programs and provided a color guard for the high school graduation exercises.

22 May 2016: The Knight Battalion provided a color guard for the annual baccalaureate service held at the Upson Lee Fine Arts Center.
 
14 May 2016: Cadets performed community service assisting the Ferst Foundation with their annual "Father-Daughter Dance".

9-12 May 2016: The Knight Battalion cadets helped out with the annual field day held at Upson Lee South Elementary School.

1 May 2016: The Knight Battalion provided a color guard for the Relay For Life held at the Greatest Generation Park in Thomaston, GA

30 April 2016: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program.   See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

28 April 2016: The NJROTC Knight Battalion held their annual awards night for school year 2015-2016. Highlights of the ceremony included awarding of graduation stoles for seniors, a change of command wherein Cadet Tariq Jackson relieved Cadet Chad Moore as battalion commander and the retirement of Naval Science Instructor, MSGT Mark Colvin after 23 years of service in Marine Corps and Navy JROTC programs. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

7 April 2016: 30 cadets from the Knight Battalion recently visited Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL. The trip included a visit to the USS Alabama in Mobile, AL, a visit to the Naval Aviation Museum, a Blue Angels flight demonstration, a visit to Fort Barrancas, a demonstration of military working dogs, a team-building canoe trip and a beach picnic. See  photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

26 March 2016: The orienteering team visited Dauset Trails Nature Park to compete and hold their end of year picnic. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

19 March 2016: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program.   See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

18 March 2016: Cadets visited the Gordon State College and toured the academic buildings and dorms,. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

11 March 2016: Cadets visited Warner Robins Air Force Base and the Air Museum.


5 March 2016: The Knight Battalion Orienteering Team competed at Joe Kurz Wildlife Management Area in Gay, GA.   See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!
 
3 March 2016: Cadets visited Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, GA.  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

21 Feb 2016: The Knight Battalion Orienteering Team competed at Bert Adams Scout Camp in Covington, GA.   See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

20 Feb 2016: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program.   See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

18 February 2016: 26 cadets travelled to Columbus State University in Columbus, GA for a campus visit and a meeting with officers from the Army ROTC. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

10 February 2016: The Upson Lee Academic Team participated in the annual NJROTC National Academic Exam.

6 February 2016: The Knight Battalion Orienteering Team competed at FDR State Park in Pine Mountain, GA.

30 Jan 2016: The Knight Battalion Air Rifle Team competed in the NJROTC Area 12 Championships held at Anniston, AL.

23 Jan 2016: The Knight Battalion Orienteering Team competed at the NJROTC Area 12 Championships held at Indian Springs State Park in Flovilla, GA. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

21 January 2016: The Knight Battalion participated in the annual Upson Lee High School Chili Cook Off. Cadets won the "most tickets sold" award. See photo on the "Photos/Videos" page!

9 January 2016: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program.   See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

14 December 2015: Cadets from the Knight Battalion raised over $600 to provide Christmas gifts for a needy family as part of the high school "adopt a family" program sponsored by the athletic department.  See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

12 December 2015: The Knight Battalion Academic Team travelled to Luellla High School to compete in a "brain brawl". See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

11 December 2015: The Knight Battalion conducted their annual holiday fruit sale to help raise funds for the program. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

5 December 2015: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program.   See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

4 December 2015: Cadets travelled to Fort Benning, GA where they observed the U.S. Army Rangers graduation exercises and visited the National Infantry Museum.  See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

14 November 2015: The Knight Battalion hosted the second annual "Knight Classic" rifle meet at the Old Mill Rifle Range in Griffin, GA. The sporter team qualified for the Area 12 championships! See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

11 Nov 2015: The Knight Battalion observed Veterans Day with a ceremony at the Greatest Generation Park in Thomaston, GA.  Short video clip here. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

7 Nov 2015: The Knight Battalion provided color guard for the Upson Historical Society Veterans Day observation in Thomaston, GA.  Photo here.

31 Oct 2015: The Knight Battalion provided color guard for the annual Chitlin' Hoe Down parade in Yatesville, GA.  See  pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

29 Oct 2015: Cadets from the Knight Battalion travelled to Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in South Carolina to get a taste of what it is like to be a marine recruit! See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

17 October 2015: The NJROTC orienteering team competed at the "Jolly Roger Orienteering Meet" hosted by Henry County High School. The meet took place at FDR State Park. See  pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

11 Oct 2015: The Knight Battalion celebrated the 240th birthday of the U.S. Navy at the annual ball.  This year's venue was Park Lane Play Place in Thomaston. See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

10 October 2015: The Upson Lee NJROTC drill, athletic and academic teams competed at the Stockbridge High School Drill Meet. PT video clips here and here. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page! 

9 October 2015: Cadets from the Knight Battalion marched in the annual homecoming parade and performed in the halftime ceremony at the football game.  Parade video clips here and here. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page! 

30 September 2015: CDR Axel Spens, Commanding Officer, Navy Recruiting District Atlanta was the guest inspector for the Knight Battalion annual Area Managers Inspection (AMI). 162 cadets were inspected in uniform and performed a "pass in review parade. You may download videos here (CG), here (OffCtr) and here (PIR).  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page! 

26 Sep 2015: Cadets from the Knight Battalion participated in community service at the Rock Ranch helping with the Upson Lee High School hosted cross country meet. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!
 
19 September 2015: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program.  See  pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!
 

12 Sep 2015: Upson Lee Knight Battalion competed at the drill meet hosted by Kennesaw Mountain High School NJROTC. Color Guard took 4th place overall! See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

29 Aug 2015: Cadets performed community service on Hwy 74 with trash pickup as part of the "Adopt-A-Highway" program.  Afterwards they played some team-building football! See pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

23 July 2015: 36 brand new cadets recently graduated from a week-long orientation camp held at the high school that included physical training, proper uniform wear and drill. As part of the graduation ceremony, cadets were promoted to their first rank of cadet seaman apprentice. See more pictures on the "Photos/Videos" page!

13 June 2015: Cadets Collier, Sheperd, Clay, Jackson and Hill graduated from NJROTC Area 12 Leadership Academy held at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA.  Cadet Commander Moore served as cadre (cadet mentor).  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

25 May 2015: The Upson Lee NJROTC female color guard helped the local community in Yatesville, GA observe Memorial Day.  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

30 April 2015: NJROTC Knight Battalion hosted the annual awards night.  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

8-11 April 2015: 27 cadets from the Knight Battalion visited the Mayport Naval Base and the old city of St Augustine Florida.  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

4 April 2015: The NJROTC drill team celebrated the end of the year with a local field meet. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

3 Apr 2015: The Upson Lee NJROTC Color Guard honored veterans at the travelling Vietnam Memorial Wall. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

27 Mar 2015: 29 cadets visited Gordon State College in Barnesville, GA.  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

7 Mar 15: The Knight Battalion Orienteering Team competed at Joe Kurz WMA in Gay, GA.   See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

28 Feb 15: Cadets participated in the Adopt-A-Hwy cleanup along Highway 74.  See  photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

24 Feb 15: cadets visited Southern Crescent Technical College in Thomaston, GA.  See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

24 Jan 2015: The Knight Battalion Orienteering Team competed at the NJROTC Area 12 Championships held at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder, GA. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!


24 Jan 2015: The Knight Battalion Air Rifle Team competed in the NJROTC Area 12 Championships held at Anniston, AL. The precision team earned a second place overall. See photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!

17 Jan 2015: Cadets participated in the Adopt-A-Hwy cleanup along Highway 74.  See  photos on the "Photos/Videos" page!


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