Retired Lt. Col. Ronald G. McManus Jr., senior aerospace science instructor, recently announced Lancaster High school has been selected as one of 356 units to receive the 2016-17 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award.
This award recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed well above and beyond normal expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force JROTC citizen development mission for America.
The objectives of the Air Force JROTC 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 high school students who are in the ninth to twelfth grades.
Air Force JROTC is in close to 900 high schools across the U.S. and at selected schools in Europe, in the Pacific, and in Puerto Rico. Air Force JROTC enrollment includes more than 120,000 cadets who do over 1.6 million hours of community service each year.