May 19, 2020
Cy-Fair High School Air Force JROTC Unit TX-20057 joined nearly 400 across the United States and globally to receive the 2019-2020 Distinguished Unit Award. The awards by the Department of the Air Force recognize units and cadets who have distinguished themselves among their peers through achievements and contributions to their communities.
May 19, 2020—The Air Force JROTC unit from Cy-Fair High School (TX-20057) was among the 387 units across the United States to receive the 2019-2020 Distinguished Unit Award, as announced by the AFJROTC Headquarters.
In addition, units at Cypress Springs (TX-20016), Langham Creek (TX-20061) and Cypress Woods (TX-20091) high schools earned an Outstanding Organization Award.
These annual awards by the Department of the Air Force recognize units and cadets who have distinguished themselves among their peers through achievements and contributions to their communities.
In earning the Distinguished Unit Award, the Cy-Fair AFJROTC unit met the minimum criteria during the 2019-2020 school year, which included the unit not being on probation and having had at least a “Meets Standards” rating on its most recent unit evaluation. In addition, each cadet must complete an average of 12 hours of community service for the Distinguished Unit Award and an average of eight hours for the Outstanding Organization Award.
Cypress Springs High School Air Force JROTC cadets perform a drill routine at the CFISD Presidents Day Military Drill Competition, held Feb. 8 at the Berry Center. The unit was among three CFISD schools to earn an Outstanding Organization Award.
Cy-Fair earned a Distinguished Unit award for the fourth year in a row, while CFISD has had multiple Distinguished Unit Award winners in eight of the last nine years.
According to a congratulatory letter from Col. Stephen Sanders, units earning the Distinguished Unit Award with Merit are “limited to the very best of the best of our nation’s 890 Air Force JROTC units.” In addition, a memo to honorees stated the awards “recognize the personal growth and accomplishments of the cadets, contributions of the instructors as mentors and the support of the school and local community.”
There are nearly 900 AFJROTC units across the United States and at select schools in Europe, in the Pacific and Puerto Rico. Enrollment is at more than 125,000 cadets who complete more than 1.5 million hours of community service each year.