JROTC Travels to Mt. Rushmore, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Badlands
Fort Worth, Texas – Students from Fort Worth ISD’s JROTC program recently traveled to South Dakota to visit Mt. Rushmore, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and the Badlands National Park.
JROTC instructors picked students from their U.S. military history courses to take part in this so-called “staff ride.” Staff rides are military excursions taken to historic areas to study events or campaigns that occurred in the past.
In addition to the sites listed above, the students also visited the Air and Space Museum at Ellsworth Air Force Base and the imposing Crazy Horse Memorial.
Travel with the cadets on this adventure through a series of videos posted on our web site.
Day 1 – 3 a.m. Departure – This was a collaborative program between the Fort Worth ISD JROTC, Kutztown University History Department, and the National Park Service. Watch the video on the Fort Worth ISD website or on YouTube.
Day 2 – Down Under – Travel 30 feet underground to a complex that was hidden in plain sight. Watch the video on the Fort Worth ISD website or YouTube.
Day 3 – Snowbound – On the Great Plains of America snow can paint a different picture than the one you expected. Watch the video on the Fort Worth ISD web site or on YouTube.
Day 4 – Great Faces, Great Places – Man’s efforts to leave reminders upon the land come from different directions. Watch the video on the Fort Worth ISD web site or on YouTube.