Street Fair is the first major event that is held. Every year the Mira Mesa Town Council puts on a street fair.
JROTC cadets volunteer to go out and perform numerous duties such as guarding barricades to stop traffic, aid vendors in setting up/cleaning up, trash pick up,
and any miscellaneous tasks that they are asked to perform. Also, each team (Sabre Team, Unarmed Fancy Drill Team, Armed Fancy Drill Team, and Colorguard)
puts on a performance for the crowd around midday.
Awards Banquet is the last event of the year.
It's a semi-formal event where Mira Mesa High School's AFJROTC Corp gives out awards to cadets who have performed exceedingly well throughout their year.
Dinner is served first as a video montage is played in the backround along with Cadet Standouts. A list of next year's officers is posted and the new Senior Staff
is introduced. After certificates, trophies, medals and ribbons are given out the rest of the night is spent with the cadets on the dancefloor.
Military Ball is the biggest event of the year. It's a formal dance that happens every year and all schools with a JROTC attend. Females
are allowed to wear dresses but males are required to wear Class A jackets. The colors are posted by an Honorguard comprised of cadets from different schools and dinner
is served. Afterwards the Royal Court for each school is announced. The Royal Court is comprised of the Queen and King (Seniors), the Princess and Prince (Juniors),
and Lady and Lord (Sophomore/Freshman). After the colors are retired all the cadets are given the rest of the night to dance.
Brigade Regulation Drill Competition
A competition that only includes one cadet from each year and Color Guard Varsity Teams. BDS/BDP/BDI stands for Best Drill Squadron, Best Drill Platoon, and Best Drill Individual.
To join BDI, a cadet must go to try outs and be selected by the commander. Cadets are trained in drill movements with the rifle and compete individually against other schools as either a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year. The top Color Guard teams (Female varsity, Male Varsity, Co-ed Varsity) compete against eachother
as well as other school to place in the top 3.
Cadet picnic happens every year during early October. It always takes place at Admiral Baker's field and all military corps
from many schools attend. Each school compete in different sports and games like basketball and tug-of-war. It is a great way to meet new people and see other
branches of JROTC. food is provided and cadets receive a ribbon for attending.
MCRD is a popular field trip sometime in February that allows selected cadets to experience what boot camp is like as a Marine. Physically-gruelling exercies include the rope swing, the "wall of doom", and angled bars. Cadets will learn mental and physical endurance.
Wet Training, which is held every year in March thanks to alumni Chris Elmore, is another popular field trip that allows selected cadets to practice teambuilding exercises such as the wet trainer, a simulation that consists of leaking pipes and flooding water. In teams, students must cover as much leaks as possible before time runs out.
The Mira Mesa July 4th Parade is an event that requires a lot of manpower as far as volunteering goes. MMHS AFJROTC has provided service to the Kids Zone as well as the parade set up. Every year our unit marches proudly in the parade, and this year (2012), we received the Best Marching Award!