Air Force Junior ROTC

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Cadet Leadership Camp

Distinguished Unit with Merit: 2008, 2011, 2015, 2018

Distinguished Unit:  2009, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019

Outstanding Organization: 2010, 2012

Welcome to the home of the VA-821 AFROTC Unit page at Arlington Career Center. Our mission is to develop citizens of character, dedicated to serving their nation and community. Our objectives are to educate and train high school students in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character and self discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

Contact Information:

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Col. Scott Dierlam, USAF (Retired)
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, VA-821

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Chief Master Sergeant Kim Turner, USAF (Retired)
Aerospace Science Instructor, VA-821

Email is our preferred contact method.  However, you can be connected to our phone via the school’s main office at 703-228-5800 during non-class hours.





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