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Medical Lake JROTC earns special honor

Unit's rating is among top 5 percent in world


Paul Delaney

Members of the Medical Lake Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps go through some of the routines that earned the unit an honor only bestowed to the top 5 percent of all U.S. Air Force-sponsored groups in the world.

The Medical Lake High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps unit sits among some very special company - in the world.

The unit and its instructors, Col. (Ret.) Lyle Powell and Chief Master Sgt. (Ret.) Al McGowan, received letters from Col. Paul Lips, director of the Air Force JROTC, dated March 22, congratulating them on the rare assessment of an "Exceeds Standards," unit evaluation.

In a letter to MLHS Principal Chris Spring, Lips wrote that "The cadets were very impressive and displayed exemplary pride in their unit," adding, "Your program defines the term 'successful unit' and es...

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