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A special congratulations to the Drill teams for their performance this 2023 drill season, including the duo armed exhibition on their State Championship

Support Our Extra-Curricular Competition Teams!

The Army JROTC program is free of charge to join the program.

Uniforms, marksmanship, and drill rifles cost nothing to use, and being on the competition teams that use them is free as well.

But the activities we strive to be part of are not.

Fee's for competitions and travel to and from these competitions come with a price tag.

Cadets are busy doing great things for their school and community and try really hard to conduct fundraisers.

If you are a fan of the program or are just interested in seeing these motivated young people change their and others' lives reach out to an instructor at the contact information located below or email us.

Email addresses are in the "About Us " link and select Instructor information and you will see all three awesome JROTC instructors.

Thanks for considering supporting a Cadet!



The Cadet Creed!

Do you know yours?

I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet.


I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school and the Corps of Cadets.


 I am loyal and patriotic. I am the future of the United States of America.


  I do not lie, cheat or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.


 I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.


 I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.


I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.

May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed

The Army JROTC Mission:

To motivate young people to be better citizens.


The Army JROTC Vision:

Providing a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program while fostering partnerships with communities and educational institutions.

Battalion Newsletters

Major Erskine's Youtube Channel

Join Major Erskine's YouTube Channel, the official Channel of the Thunderbird Battalion.

Relive marquee Tbird JROTC moments and get a great feeling for what JROTC at BDEAHS is all about.

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Not a member of the Thunderbird Battalion CLOSED Facebook Page? Send your request to "East High School JROTC Thunderbird Battalion" in the "Find a group" window on your Facebook. Keep up with your favorite T-Bird buddies and JROTC activities in a safe and friendly environment administrated by 1SG Watts. Appropriate account ID names and photos only, please.

Upcoming & Current Events

Dodgeball-Apr. 8

Archery-Apr. 8

Joint Award Ceremony- Apr. 15

Competition Drill Team 2022/23 Practice Schedule


LET1 Drill Team Practice Mon & Tues 2:30 -4:15 PM
Competition Color Guard, LET1 and Varsity Wed 2:30-4:00 PM
Varsity Teams Thurs 2:30- 4:30 PM


Community Service

These Opportunities will be posted as they become available ON THE CLASSROOM COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD. Sign up and info will be announced during class and on the Battalion Facebook Group Page.

If you are currently conducting or are looking for Community Service tell your instructor so you and the battalion can receive credit for it.

Flag Detail
Every morning at 7:15 AM Thunderbird cadets are tasked with raising our nation's and state's colors.
Do your part as a leader and conduct this distinguishing duty with pride and professionalism. Duty Rosters are posted in all three classrooms.
Get there early in the morning and check for your name weekly.


School Address, Phone, and Fax Numbers

Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School
4025 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

JROTC Office

(907) 742-2332 or 2797 Voice  (907) 742-2345 Fax


Send any correspondence or packages care of the Army JROTC Battalion

  • Thunderbird Battalion Facebook Page

Brand New!  The Thunderbird Battalion now has it's own Instagram.  The handle is BDEAHS_JROTC.  Pleas do not post anything on the Instagram without permission from 1SG Watts.

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