Westwood High cadets earn top Junior ROTC award
After winning the most trophies in the unit's history and logging more than 1,600 hours of community service, 2011-12 cadets received the Distinguished Unit With Merit Award from Air Force Headquarters.
Westwood High's Junior ROTC had a stellar year of drill competition and was awarded the Air Force's highest commendation.
This school year's 85 cadets earned more trophies than any other unit in the school's history. 2011-12 cadets also logged more than 1,600 hours of community service.
Unit AZ-801 is one of only 108 among 882 nationwide to receive this year's Distinguished Unit With Merit award.
Westwood is among one of three units in Arizona, out of 24 eligible units, to win the most prestigious award given by Air Force Headquarters.
This is the third time in the last four years that Westwood has been so honored.
The Distinguished Unit With Merit Award recognizes the cadets' personal growth and accomplishments, the contributions of the instructors as the cadets' mentors, and the support of their school and community.
"Chief Master Sgt. Brian Shaffer and I are very proud of our cadets' achievements," said Maj. Ed Greer.