Distin­guished Unit Award

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For the 17th con­sec­u­tive year, Pottstown High School’s Jr. ROTC Unit has been awarded the “Distin­guished Unit Award.”

“The award rec­og­nizes Air Force Ju­nior Re­serve Of­fi­cer Train­ing Corps units that have per­formed above and be­yond nor­mal ex­pec­ta­tions; that have distin­guished them­selves through out­stand­ing ser­vice to their school and com­mu­nity while meet­ing the Air Force Ju­nior ROTC mis­sion of pro­duc­ing bet­ter cit­i­zens for Amer­ica,” the an­nounce­ment read.

The ob­jec­tives of the Air Force Ju­nior ROTC pro­gram are to 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.

The pro­gram is in place in 889 high schools across the United States, Europe, the Pa­cific and Puerto Rico and in­cludes more than 130,000 cadets.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Air Force Jr. ROTC pro­gram at Pottstown High School, call 610-970-6700, Ext. 82330.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO COUR­TESY OF JOHN AR­MATO

Air Force Jr. ROTC Unit PA-951 Lt. Col. James Porter and Ju­nior Tim Grassi are joined by Schools Su­per­in­ten­dent Jeff Spara­gana and School Board Pres­i­dent Judyth Za­hora dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion of the award at the June 1 school board meet­ing.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO COUR­TESY OF JOHN AR­MATO

Air Force Jr. ROTC Unit PA-951 Lt. Col. James Porter and Ju­nior Tim Grassi dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion of the award at the June 1 school board meet­ing.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO COUR­TESY OF JOHN AR­MATO

Za­hora at­taches the unit’s 17th Distin­guished Unit Award to the unit flag.

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