Three AFJROTC Units Earn Distinguished Units with Merit Awards

May 6, 2016

 

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The Cy-Fair High School AFJROTC Cadet Corps marches in the homecoming parade last fall. Cy-Fair’s Unit TX-20057 won a Distinguished Unit with Merit award.

May 4, 2016—Three CFISD Air Force Junior ROTC units have earned the highest unit level award possible. Unit TX-20016 at Cypress Springs High School, Unit TX-20057 at Cy-Fair High School and Unit TX-20061 at Langham Creek High School have been recognized as Distinguished Units with Merit for the 2015-2016 school year. 

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. 

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Cypress Springs High School AFJROTC Unit TX-20016 was recognized with a Distinguished Unit with Merit award.

In order to be recognized as a Distinguished Unit with Merit, a unit must earn an Exceeds Standards rating on their unit inspection as well as achieve a 100-percent on-time rating for all Headquarters directed JROTC actions.

Additionally, Cypress Creek High School AFJROTC received the Distinguished Unit Award.

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Langham Creek High School’s AFJROTC Unit TX-20061 won a Distinguished Unit with Merit award. 

“These awards recognize the personal growth and accomplishments of the cadets, contributions of the instructors as mentors and the support of the school and local community,” said Air Force JROTC Director Colonel Bobby Woods. “These units truly represent the best of our 889 AFJROTC and NDCC units worldwide.” 

Only 77 units were selected and received the Distinguished Unit with Merit award making them truly in the top 8 percent of AFJROC units worldwide this academic year who received a unit inspection. 

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