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Dawson County JROTC begins 2018 in new facility
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The new JROTC facility consists of a large uniform storage room that will hold all 125 cadet’s uniforms and training gear. Students spent Jan. 4 getting the room organized, putting every item in its place. - photo by Jessica Taylor
It’s a new year, a new semester and a new facility for the JROTC cadets at Dawson County High School. The new JROTC building opened its doors for the new semester Jan. 4, and the eager cadets spent their first day back from winter break moving their equipment into the new space. “It’s got a lot more room and it’s a lot more functional,” said JROTC instructor Major Robert Wiley. He and the cadets are very excited to be in the new building which is located behind the school, only a sidewalk across from their former classrooms. Though the building was completed in fall 2017, students didn’t get settled in until after the holiday break. Wiley said most of the equipment was moved in during the break, but there were still plenty of small items for students to move and organize such as textbooks, air rifles, uniforms and computers.