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Kitty Hawk Air Society

Kitty Hawk Air Society

I received my official Kitty Hawk Air Society certificate. The Kitty Hawk Air Society (KHAS) is the Honor Society for the AFJROTC program. The purpose of the KHAS is to further instill cadet Leadership and Teamwork qualities. In a manner similar to other Honor Societies, “Kitty Hawkers” are required to maintain a 3.0 weighted GPA with no grade below a “C”. Specific KHAS objectives are: to promote higher academic standards; be of service to the school and community; promote excellence, integrity, and initiative; develop leadership ability; encourage academic excellence, and further educational development in post high school years. KHAS members also serve in key leadership positions throughout the corps.

I had the honor to restarting this program at Yucaipa High Schoool

Kitty Hawk Air Society

JRROTC Nomination to Air Force Academy and Vice Presidential Nomination

VP Nomination

It’s been a really busy week working towards my post high school educational plans.

I took my Army ROTC scholarship interview at Pitzer College in Claremont, California on Thursday.

Then yesterday, I found out when I logged into my Air Force Academy Admission site,  they received a JRROTC nomination that I sent in a few months ago. That was pretty exciting, hopefully I will get awarded that nomination. I also submitted my Vice-Presidential nomination online and still waiting to hear from Congressman Paul Cook office for my congressional interview.

I know I still have a long way to go to get admitted to any of the military academies. I have been planning on my backup plans as well.

I have submitted applications to 8 other colleges just in case I am not admitted to any of the academies or their prep school programs.



JROTC Nomination Recieved at Air Force Academy

VP Nomination

Vice-President Nomination was submitted today

Andrew Samaniego Outstanding Cadet Air Force JROTC

Outstanding Cadet Board Winner

Outstanding Cadet Board Winner

Local Senior Stays Busy on His Way To Military Career

Andrew Samaniego - Yucaipa News Mirror
Andrew Samaniego - Yucaipa News Mirror

Andrew Samaniego – Yucaipa News Mirror

Yucaipa JROTC Color Guard at Eagle Court of Honor

Andrew Samaniego

Yesterday was busy day.  After my 21 mile hike today, and I rushed out the door to an Eagle Court of Honor.

A member of my JROTC unit at Yucaipa High School became an Eagle Scout.I

I had to the pleasure to be part of his flag ceremony with other members from my JROTC unit.


2013 Air Force JROTC Summer Leadership School Completed


I just completed SLS (Summer Leadership School) for our Air Force JROTC program. Originally, I wasn’t planning on attending this summer program, but week opened up and we cancelled our family trip to Washington State.

So I figured another week of Summer Leadership School is where I needed to be.

It was held at March Air Force Base here in Southern California. This year I was the Deputy Group Commander. I learned a lot of great leadership skills and got to practise some leadership skills.

Now it’s time to pack up and get ready for Devil Pups. I leave on Monday.



Air Force JROTC Summer Leadership School


This morning I left for March Air Force Base here in California to attend my JROTC Summer Leadership School(SLS). I was not planning on attending this summer do to my busy schedule.

My parents decided last minute to postpone our road trip to Washington State so I decided I needed to attend SLS.

It should be a lot of fun and informative. I’ll catch up with some of my JROTC and school friends who are attending. This is a week long leadership camp.

I get home Saturday and then ship out to Camp Pendleton to attend Devil Pup as Eagle.

Until next time,

American Legion 76th Boys State was amazing.

Group Photo of my City of Drake American Legion Boys State

Had an amazing time at California’s Boy State program. I got to create our own city, county and state governments to learn how it works.

I got the chance to meet the best of the best future citizens of California, I was also appointed the head of security under secret service for the governor of California.

I ran for Senate office, unfortunately I was not elected, but I learned a lot about the political process of running for office.

I have learned how corrupt politics can be if you have the wrong people in an office, and I have gained much more respect to politicians as they try to help improve the country that is tough job trying to get anyone to agree on anything almost seem impossible.

I wanted to thank the American Legion organization especially my local American Legion Post #426.

I get to spend next few days at home relaxing just for little bit because I leave for JROTC Air Force Summer Leadership School at March Air Force Base here in California for 7 days.

I check with you all later..


P.S. Below are some pictures from my Boys State Trip and few awards.

Yucaipa ROTC Led by Andrew Samaniego at Hockey Game

This was amazing day it was Military appreciation night at the Ontario Reign Hockey Game!

It sure was cold out by the rink, my Colorguard made me proud!

Yucaipa  ROTC led by Andrew Samaniego

Yucaipa ROTC led by Andrew Samaniego


Fun during the Game

Air Force ROTC Summer Leadership School

Had a great time attending my first JROTC Summer Leadership School with my best friends. Looking forward to attending next year! Now time to get ready for Devil Pups we all leave in 14 days!

Andrew, Taylor, and Antonio at JROTC SLS

Andrew, Taylor, and Antonio at JROTC SLS


JROTC Summer Leadership School