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    Air Force JROTC 2019-2020 Distinguished Unit with Merit Award


    MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – AFJROTC Unit GA-20102, the “Red Tail Group” at Ola High School has been selected as one of 79 units to receive the 2019-2020 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit with Merit 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.


    Ola’s Red Tail Group takes its name from the famous WW II Tuskegee Airmen and was led this year by seniors Cadet Colonel David Hill, cadet corps commander, and Cadet Major Kayla Alabi, deputy commander.  Cadet Hill will be attending Harvard University in the fall on a full scholarship pursuing a B.S. in Astro-Physics and Cadet Alabi in-turn will be attending Mercer University on an Army ROTC scholarship pursuing a B.S. in Business.  In addition to having a phenomenal leadership team, Ola’s Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, Lt Col Michael A. Brown, USAF (ret) attributes this year’s achievements to, “… the high level of commitment of all of our cadets to living our Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.”  This year Ola’s cadets performed more than 3,200 community service hours, one of the highest in all of AFJROTC and the most ever-in Ola AFJROTC’s 10-year history according to Ola Aerospace Science Instructor SMSgt Torrance L. McGee, USAF (ret). 


    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 9th to 12th grades.


    Air Force JROTC is located in close to 890 high schools across the United States and at selected schools in Europe, in the Pacific, and in Puerto Rico. Air Force JROTC enrollment includes more than 125,000 cadets who do over 1.5 million hours of community service each year.


    For more information contact Ola High School’s principal, Mr. David Shedd, or the Air Force JROTC department at Ola High School, (770) 288-3222.




Last Modified on May 20, 2020