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The final touches are being made to the new home for the Cairo High School Navy J.R.O.T.C. program and when school reopens next month, the new facility will be open for cadets.
Cairo High School College and Career Academy C.E.O. Todd Gainous said this week that only minor work remains to be done on the new facility, which he describes as the tops of its type in Georgia.
The new 8,658 square foot facility features an indoor air rifle shooting range, two classrooms, two offices for instructors, a cadet leadership office, uniform storage room, air rifle storage room and an armory for competition rifles.
“We anticipate hosting an open house so that we can invite the community in to tour this new facility just as soon as we can set a date,” C.E.O. Gainous said.
The new facility has already been used to host a regional leadership conference and this week Freshman Indoctrination is being held for students who have expressed interest in participating in N.J.R.O.T.C..
Naval instructors heading up the local program are Lt. Commander Alex Baker and Master Chief Michael Youngblood.
According to Mr. Gainous, representatives of the architectural firm James Buckley & Associates will be here next week to finalize a final punch list for the new facility and the contractor will address those items.
Gainous said some of the main work left to be done is the installation of two trophy cases and targeting system for the shooting range, which is being shipped from Norway.
“We are very proud of this facility and we know our students will be, too. This is a tremendous asset for our school system and our community,” Gainous said.