The mission of the Air Force Junior ROTC is to provide a citizenship program for high school students in the 9th through 12th grade. Our program encourages its students to get involved in their local communities and become well informed, participating citizens.
Recipient of the "Air Force JUNIOR ROTC Distinguished Unit Award" each of the last eleven years, including three "With Merit" designations. The award places the unit in the top 10% of all 892 AFJROTC units in the world.
Recipient of Eight First Place and two Second Place Awards in the last eleven years from
the Reserve Officers Association of the State of Ohio as "Outstanding Junior ROTC Unit in the State Of Ohio." Sixty four JROTC units in Ohio from all military services compete
for the award.
The OH-881 Regional Drill Meet, held since 1989, received special recognition from the Congress of the United States with a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Congressman Steve Austria for "Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community."
The Cadets of OH-881 perform 4000 to 5000 hours of community and school service each year. Last year they performed 4368 hours, which averages over 40 hours per cadet.
The Unit Instructors have received ten "AFJROTC Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award" including four with the "With Merit" designation for 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013. The "With Merit" designation indicates the highest level of accomplishment attainable as an AFJROTC instructor. Less than five percent of of the 1960 instructors worldwide are selected for "With Merit" level awards.