Community Invited to Attend Inaugural Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Appreciation Day Event December 6th 

Cadets from ORHS Navy JROTC program stand ready for the presentation of colors at November’s Anderson County Veterans Appreciation Breakfast. Photo by the Oak Ridger

JROTC Programs recognized from Anderson County High School, Clinton High School, and Oak Ridge High School 

Everyone is invited to attend the inaugural Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Appreciation Day Event scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 1 p.m. in the gym of the Clinton Community Center.

Units from Anderson County High School Navy JROTC, Clinton High School Air Force JROTC, and Oak Ridge Navy JROTC will be recognized for their dedication and outstanding support of the numerous community events where they assist and participate, such as Veterans Day Parades, Christmas Parades, Veterans Appreciation Breakfasts, community service, and numerous appearances for presentation of colors during community events throughout the year. 

Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, and Roane County Executive Wade Creswell will each present a Proclamation in recognition of the JROTC programs.  Units will assemble in formation in front of courthouse located at 100 North Main Street, Clinton. Following the recognition ceremony, all elected officials are invited to commemorate the inaugural event recognizing the JROTC programs with a group photo with cadets. 

The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is a voluntary high school program of instruction, administered by the United States Department of Defense through the military departments.  The program is meant to instill students with the values of citizenship, service to country, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.  Anderson County’s Navy JROTC program was first established in 2001 as the first program in Anderson County, and currently is composed of 136 cadets.  The Clinton High School Air Force JROTC was established in 2011, and currently is composed of 80 cadets.  Oak Ridge High School Navy JROTC was established in 2017, and currently is composed of 100 cadets. 

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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