Lancaster AFJROTC conducts annual ceremonies

The Lancaster High School Air Force JROTC Unit held its annual awards and change-of-command ceremony May 15.

The ceremony recognizes those cadets who have proven themselves for special recognition based on their academic and leadership performance, according to Lt. Col. Ronald McManus. Unit VA 20064 recently was selected as one of 118 units to receive the 2017-18 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit with Merit Award, which recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations and have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force JROTC citizen development mission for America.

The merit award and change-of-command ceremony culminates an outstanding year for the LHS JROTC Cadet Corps, which has accumulated over 850 community service hours during the school year, said Lt. Col. McManus.

Twenty-four cadets received a national award for their outstanding examples of leadership, academics, military bearing, citizenship and patriotism…