THS Air Force JROTC unit picks up Distinguished Unit Award

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 1, 2008


Unit AL-932 at Thompson High School has been selected as one of 328 units to receive the 2007-2008 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award.

This award recognizes Air Force Junior ROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community, while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America.

The objectives of the Junior ROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills, promote community service, instill responsibility, character and self-discipline through character education, and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

Enrollment is open to all young people who are in the ninth-grade or higher, physically fit and are citizens or nationals of the United States.

Air Force Junior ROTC is located in 879 high schools across the United States and at selected schools in Europe, in the Pacific and Puerto Rico. Junior ROTC enrollment includes more than 102,000 cadets.

For more information, contact Thompson High School Principal Robin Thomas or the Thompson Air Force Junior ROTC department at 682-5700