Antelope Valley School District


Aerospace Science Instructor Room / Ext. Email Subjects
LtCol Brian Owen 429 AS-1, 2, 3 & 4
MSgt Winston Cagadas 406 LE-1, 2, 3 & 4



"Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community”

The objectives of AFJROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

The AFJROTC program is grounded in the Air Force core values of: “Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do”. The curriculum emphasizes the Air Force heritage and traditions, the development of flight, applied flight sciences, military aerospace policies, space exploration, leadership, and health and wellness.


Curriculum opportunities include:

  • Academic studies
  • Character education
  • Life skills education
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Team-building experiences
  • Intramural competition
  • Field trips / training opportunities


Community Projects

In an effort to produce well-informed and helpful citizens, AFJROTC encourages its cadets to get involved in their communities. This is one of the most interesting and fun aspects of the AFJROTC experience. The number, type and size of cadet community projects are limited only by their imagination. Units perform as a team as they coordinate everything from Adopt-a-Plane washes to cookie dough sales and from Blood Drives to recycling drives.

Many cadets also volunteer their time to support local non-profit organizations.

Program information and application are available at: AFJROTC Program Information