ELKHART — Elkhart Memorial High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps has been selected as one of 81 units to receive the 2018-19 Air Force JROTC Outstanding Organization 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 citizen development mission for America, according to a release from Elkhart Community Schools.
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 Grades 9-12.
Air Force JROTC is located in close to 900 high schools across the United States and at selected schools in Europe, in the Pacific, and in Puerto Rico. Enrollment includes more than 120,000 cadets who do over 1.6 million hours of community service each year.