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200 RED HORSE welcomes JROTC

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  • By MSgt Lisa Haun
  • 179th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Members from the 200 RED HORSE unit brief cadets from the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AF JROTC) from Knox County. AF JROTC visited the 200th RED HORSE, Detachment 1, Mansfield, OH,  on April 21, 2014.  The cadets got a chance to tour the facility, learn about the mission and get hands on with equipment.

The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) is a non-compulsory cadet corps comprised of high school students. The program is aimed toward making better citizens. In 1964, each military service established JROTC units for their respective services and the Air Force JROTC has grown to over 800 units throughout the world with over 107,000 cadets.

Air Force Junior ROTC cadets go on field trips arranged by aerospace science instructors and visit local Air Force bases, airports, Federal Aviation Administration units, weather service offices, and aerospace industries. This trip for Knox County JROTC was arranged by Lt. Col. (Ret.) Chris Salvucci, a former member of the 179th Airlift Wing. Salvucci continues his dedication to service by mentoring future Air Force members.