JROTC cadets compete for Ranger cord, tab

| May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments
A JROTC cadet flies at lightning speed down a zip line in Yokohama Bay Valley during the JROTC WAC, recently. (Courtesy Photo)

A JROTC cadet flies at lightning speed down a zip line in Yokohama Bay Valley during the JROTC WAC, recently. (Courtesy Photo)

Cadet Capt. Jayce R. Young
Kahuku High School

WAIANAE — Descriptions such as thrilling, adventurous and heart-racing, blood-pumping and sweat-dropping action all come to mind when you hear the phrase, “Waianae Adventure Challenge,” or WAC.

JROTC cadets from all services competed against each other in the statewide event, here, recently.

All teams negotiated difficult challenges throughout the competition, including rappelling, swimming, running and physical training.

Kahuku High School’s Army JROTC built a strong team with a bond and brotherhood that can’t be broken. This year’s team was mostly composed of all Leadership Education Training 1 cadets, also known as the newbies.

“I was scared when I saw the rappel site, but I overcame it and felt good after I did it,” said Cadet Cpl. Lance Creel. “I have completed WAC.”

The coveted black Ranger cord and the black and gold tab were awarded to eight cadets. The Ranger cord and tab are the highest and most difficult awards to earn.

“We will now be ready for next year,” said one cadet, who thanked and congratulated the whole Kahuku Army JROTC Ranger team. “Welcome to the brotherhood of cadet Rangers.”

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