A group of Neosho High School students, members of the Air Force Junior ROTC program, traveled to Washington DC over spring break. The cadets visited many locations with national and historical significance.

A group of Neosho High School students, members of the Air Force Junior ROTC program, traveled to Washington DC over spring break. The cadets visited many locations with national and historical significance.
On March 13, they visited the White House where they had a near encounter with President Donald Trump. Although the students didn't see the Commander in Chief, they waited along with other tourists who were in line to visit the White House that day as the Marine One helicopter took off with two other choppers with the President on board.
In Washington DC the students also visited the Capital, the Capital Mall, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the Library of Congress, the US Marine Museum, and Union Station. They saw the Washington Monument but weren't able to tour it because it is closed for renovation at this time.
The AFJROTC Missouri 41st squadron cadets also visited Arlington National Cemetery where they were able to view the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
They also visited the Lincoln Memorial and the nearby Korean War Veterans Memorial, which is located in West Potomac Park nearby.
In the Dayton, Ohio area, the group also visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the United States
Air Force Museum. They also visited the World War II Memorial.
The cadets who made the trip are Channille VanStory, Chandler Horton, Aaron Williams, Patrick Murphy, Benjamin Garcia, Cheyenne Kern, Emma Dodd, Gabriel Bullock, Gabriela Lagunas, John Fry, Ruth Fry, Kevin Starchman, La'Rissa Boyed, Leyton Versluis, Matthew Keaton, Morgan Miller, Nadalee Waits, Nicole Fears, Remington Younger, and Trenton Lumpkins,
They were accompanied by Major Bryce Langley, their ROTC instructor, Newton County Deputy Andy Pike and National Guard Sgt. Eric Corcoran.
The cadets enjoyed the opportunity to explore the nation's capital city and view many sites with American significance.