Unit CT-941, Naugatuck High School AFJROTC program has been selected as one of only 108 units out of 882 to receive the coveted 2011-2012 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit with Merit Award. This award recognizes the ‘best of the best’ Air Force Junior ROTC 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 Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America.

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. Enrollment is open to all young people who are in the 9th grade or higher, physically fit, and are citizens or nationals of the United States.

Air Force Junior ROTC is located in 882 high schools across the United States and at selected schools in Europe, in the Pacific and Puerto Rico. Junior ROTC enrollment includes more than 102,000 cadets.

For more information contact Naugatuck High School, Lt Col Valerie J. Lofland, USAF (ret), Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, or MSgt Gary Morrone, USAF (ret), Aerospace Science Instructor at the Air Force Junior ROTC department at 203-720-5293.