IN THE NEWS:
"THE CYBERPATRIOT PROGRAM HAS BEEN AN OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE FOR ME AND MY STUDENTS FOR EACH OF THE FOUR SEASONS I HAVE BEEN A COACH, AND EVERY YEAR I HAVE STUDENTS WHOSE LIVES ARE CHANGED BY THE OPPORTUNITY THE PROGRAM PROVIDES. NOT ONLY HAVE MY STUDENTS LEARNED TEAMWORK, PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION, AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS DURING PRACTICE AND COMPETITION, THEY HAVE ALSO GAINED AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE GRAVE THREAT OUR SOCIETY FACES FROM CYBER ATTACK, AND MANY OF THEM HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE COMPUTER SCIENCE OR CYBER SECURITY THEIR FOCUS IN COLLEGE. OUR COUNTRY NEEDS FUTURE LEADERS WHO UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGES WE FACE AND WHO HAVE THE SKILLS TO MEET THESE CHALLENGES. I'M VERY PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE CYBERPATRIOT PROGRAM, AND TO HELP CREATE THOSE FUTURE LEADERS."
AMY KING, CYBERPATRIOT COACH
DOUGLAS MACARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL
FPHS New "TOP 3 " Inducted at the PWCS JROTC Leadership Reception
On Thursday, 28 May, 2015 the PWCS Superintendent, Dr. Steven L. Walt’s,continued a PWCS tradition since 2004, the induction of the “New Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Unit Leaders” during an annual medal ceremony.
Mr. Fred Milbert, PWCS Supervisor of JROTC, and special guests of Prince William County Schools recognized the schools new JROTC leaders (SY2015-16) from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine PWCS JROTC programs and for their many contributions to our community and schools. FPHS Bruin Battalion’s “TOP 3” leaders represented our school. In the photograph, left to right, Army Instructor, First Sergeant Anthony R. Garris, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Matthew D. Curell, Cadet Major Shani K.Baptiste, Cadet Sergeant Major Mario A. James, and Senior Army Instructor, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Jacqueline A. Bullock.
Several of the achievements of the Bruin Battalion accomplishments:
Community Service: In December, the FPHS Bruin Battalion Air Rifle Team, “Steele Legion,” consisting of Woodbridge Senior High School’s Army JROTC program cadets joined to support the American Legion Post 364, Toys for Tots program. In May,Cadets supported the Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C. Race for The Cure by volunteering to help support the cause. Finally, Bruin Battalion cadets supported the Forest Park High School Suicide Awareness Walk(Inaugural) by volunteering to help raise awareness of suicide.
JROTC's 99th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk: This year we celebrated Army’s JROTC's 99th Anniversary and helped prepare for the“Kick Off” of the 100th year celebration. FPHS along with a special guest, Colonel (Retired) Lawrence A. Anyanwu, Commander, 4th Brigade of Army Cadet Command, Woodbridge Senior High School’s Army JROTC program, cadets from George Mason University ROTC program (Occoquan Regional Park, Lorton, Virginia), and other JROTC and ROTC units around the world joined to participate in a 5K Run/Walk.On Thursday, 28 May, 2015 the PWCS Superintendent, Dr. Steven L. Walt’s, continued a PWCS tradition since 2004, the induction of the “New Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Unit Leaders” during an annual medal ceremony.
Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure!
The Bruin Battalion Raider Team will support the efforts for of the Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C Race for the Cure, Saturday, May 9, 2015.
In addition, this is event is a “Make-Up” and graded athletic, basic military leadership and citizenship training event for cadet s that did not support the 5K "JROTC/ROTC 99th Anniversary" event. Maximum participation for this event is 50 cadets.
5K "JROTC/ROTC 99th Anniversary"
Everyone of all ages please come and join the Forest Park Army JROTC Bruin Battalion as we attempt to become a part of history; which is to break a Guinness World Record for the most Runners/Walkers in a 5K event.
This special event is being held to celebrate JROTC/ROTC 99thAnniversary with a 5k Run/Walk at Occoquan Regional Park, Lorton, Virginia. All JROTC/ROTC schools throughout the 4th Brigade Command will conduct this run at exactly 1200 PM. (Eastern Time).
Cadets of the Bruin Battalion, this is a mandatory and graded athletic, basic military leadership and citizenship training event. Cadets are required to wear the Battalion PT shirt and shorts (jeans). Cadets can bring cameras/cell phones.
Transportation: The bus departs Forest Park High School, JROTC classroom 1153, door #14, at 9:30 AM for Occoquan Regional Park. All others should arrive at the park NLT 10:00 A.M. Cadets with parents/guardians who are Running/Walking should report for registration no later than 11:00 AM. The run/walk starts at 11:30 for walkers with very small children of those with disabilities. Again, the Run/Walk starts PROMPTLY at 1200 PM.
Please, we ask all participants, "Do not bring any pets!"
Parent Information Night
Incoming Freshmen: Current 8th Graders, New Students, and Parents.
Come Hear All About Army JROTC!
On April 14, 2015, Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) hosts a "Parent Information Night."The session will take place at Forest Park High School, JROTC Room#1153. The session will include presentations about the JROT Cenrollment requirements, curriculum, activities, and community service,etc. The JROTC session will include a question and answer period led by current Cadet Commanders/Leaders/Cadets from perspective co-curricular activities. There will be a 6:30 PM "Open House" and the information session is scheduled to begin promptly at 7:00 PM and conclude at 9:00 PM.
MAKE-UP - ARMY JROTC BRUIN BATTALION PORTRAIT DAY
Cadets who did take there Individual portraits will have another opportunity on Friday, 20 Mar 15, Army JROTC classroom. Please ensure that you plan accordingly and notify your perspective teacher for you to be excused. This the "FINAL" opportunity regardless of the Even/Odd schedule.
Preparation for the portrait is important, so please have your Cadet have his/her uniform prepared and in dress condition.
JROTC club portraits will be taken after school. Please ensure that you are on time.
JLAB: Class A Uniform
Cyber Patriot: Class A Uniform
Honor Guard: Class A Uniform
Marksmanship Team: Class A Uniform.....bring Steele Legion sweatshirts
Raider Team: ACU
JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) Camp Success '15
The JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) Summer Camp '15 is being held, 20-25 June, at Fort A.P. Hill, VA.
JCLC Information: Has not been posted this year, when details are available they will be posted.
ARMY JROTC BRUIN BATTALION PORTRAIT DAY!!
Individual portraits of your Cadet will be taken at the Forest Park High School on Wednesday, February 25th, and Thursday, February 26th.
These portraits will be taken during their perspective JROTC class.Preparation for the portrait is important, so please have your Cadet have his/her uniform prepared and in dress condition.
The portrait flyer will be sent with your Cadet which has all the options available to you. It has a price menu and envelope. If you are placing an order, please return the order before or on the date your Cadet is being photographed. Your finished order will be returned back to the school for pick up within 3 weeks.
Battalion holiday party
Attention to all cadets l. On December 18th, there will be a holiday party after school. Cadets must bring their designated food assignments.
JROTC ANNUAL HOLIDAY DINNER -- CANCELLED!!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the JROTC Annual Holiday Dinner is cancelled. We want to thank all who have supported our efforts for this event.
The Headquarters Company took a toured the Pentagon today and received a first hand look at the Department of Defense!
Air Force Presentation
Cadets of the Battalion will receive an Air Force presentation on 6 and 7 Oct2012 as a part of the Dept of Defense lesson series.
Raider Competition @ TC Williams HS
The Raider Team is headed to TC Williams HS on 4 October 2014 for their first competition this school year! Come out and cheer our Bruin team on! Award ceremony is scheduled to begin on or about 4:30 pm.
Cadets of the Battalion will receive a Navy presentation on 1 and 2 Oct 2014 as a part of the Dept of Defense lesson series.
Cadets of the Battalion will receive an Army presentation on 29 and 30 Sep 2014 as a part of the Dept of Defense lesson series.
Marine Corps Presentation
The Marine Corps presented service information to the Cadets of the Battalion on 24 and 25 Sep 2014. Thanks to the Corps for an enlightening presentation!
Modern Day Marine Expo '14
Bravo Company has kicked off the season of field trips by attending the Modern Day Marine Expo at Quantico, VA on 25 Sep 2014. The cadets received education while experiencing the extraordinary dynamics of Marine Corps technology!
Battalion Field Day 2014
The JROTC Bruin Battalion held its first ever Battalion Field Day on 20September 2014. It was a blast! The cadets strengthened their bond as they competed for the winning title of Field Day Champion. Football, basketball, softball, kickball, Free Throws, Table Tennis, Tug O War,and Vehicle Pull were some of the competitive events that day. And the winning title goes to....Bravo Company!
Honor Guard Supports Graham Park MS at Back to School Night
On16 September 2014, members of the JROTC Honor Guard, who are previous GPMS students, went back to their middle school alma mater to render support during their 2014 Back-To-School Night. It was a welcomed reunion by all!
Drill & Raider Try Outs!
The tryouts are finished, and now onto the practices. Great turnout for those interested in the Drill and Raider Teams. First competitions will be 4 and 18 October for the Raider and Drill Teams, respectively! Let's bring home the trophies!
JROTC New Parent Orientation
The JROTC New Parent Orientation meeting for SY 14-15 was held on August28, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm. Parents heard all about the JROTC Program, curriculum, activities, and community support!
AJROTC Leadership Camp
Leadership camp was held 4-15 Aug 2014 this year. The camp activities included training on Leadership Principles, values, Battalion Staff Structure, team building, new year planning and policy reviews. The Battalion leaders were aggressive in their planning and committed to the new cadets coming into the program. Leaders, job well done.
New Cadet Orientation, SY 14-15
New Cadet Orientation was held 18-20 August 2014, and it was a success!The Orientation concluded with a Closing Ceremony Pass and Review for parents and friends. The orientation covered Drill and Ceremony, Land Navigation, Marksmanship, Armed Drill and more! The cadets completed two obstacle courses and even met the challenge of a vehicle pull! Way to go Cadets! We look forward to the new school year. HOOAH!!!
Bruin Battalion Change of Command
Congratulations to the New Bruin Battalion Commander, Sergeant Major and Executive Officer. Cadet Tyler Martin has taken the reign as the incoming Battalion Commander of the Forest Park Army JROTC Bruin Battalion. The new Battalion Sergeant Major, the senior enlisted advisor to the Commander, is Cadet Brandon Moody. The new Executive Officer for the Battalion is Cadet Timothy Johnson. Congratulations to all!
Northern Virginia Air Rifle Competition
Congratulations to the FPHS Bruin Battalion Marksmanship Team for winning 2d Place in the Northern Virginia Air Rifle Competition on Saturday, 5 April 2014 at Osbourn Park High School! The top scoring cadets qualified for the state competition which will be held May 3, 2014 in Charlottsville, Virginia.
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY JROTC PROGRAMS Superintendent's Cup Basketball Tournament
The Forest Park Army JROTC Basketball Team took home the Gold! The Bruin Battalion won 1st Place in the 1st Annual PWCS JROTC Superintendent's Cup Basketball Tournament on 22 March 2014 hosted by Woodbridge Senior High School. Thank you to all who participated and supported this event!
Bruins Support Wounded Warriors
ANNOUNCEMENT: We have a website!!!
Our battalion has an official website
, which is under the title "Official Bruin Battalion Website" in the Links section of this page. Check the website regularly for updates on events that our battalion does and pictures of your cadets!!!