Unit GR-081st at Kaiserslautern High School has been selected as one of the 393 units to receive the 2008-2009 Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Distinguished Unit Award. This award recognizes Air Force JROTC 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 JROTC mission of producing better citizens for America.
The objectives of the JROTC program are to educate high school cadets about 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 high school students who are physically fit and are citizens or nationals of the United States.
The Air Force JROTC has programs in place in 879 high schools across the United States and at selected schools in Europe, the Pacific and Puerto Rico. JROTC enrollment includes more than 102,000 cadets.
For more information, contact the KHS principal, Dr. Jennifer Beckwith, or the Air Force JROTC department at KHS at 0631-54354.
(Courtesy of the KHS Air Force JROTC department)