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2011.02.09 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

JROTC Competition To Be Held at UNO

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Air Force ROTC will soon host the 48th-annual “UNO Air Force ROTC Annual Drill Meet,” to be held on UNO’s campus at the Sapp Fieldhouse and Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building, on Feb. 27.

The meet is a competition between the Junior ROTC programs of area high schools. UNO provides a space for these schools’ units to demonstrate their military expertise, professionalism and drilling skills in an all-day competitive environment that runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the categories for competition include color guard, armed regulation, unarmed regulation and day-long individual drill rounds.

Twelve high schools having already registered for the event, and two or three more expected by the time of the meet.

In addition to the commanders of all of the participating programs, more than 250 members of the public--including parents, family members and friends--are expected to attend the event. After the competition, awards will be presented to the winners.

The high school teams already signed up for the event are:

• Boys Town

• Omaha Central

• Bellevue East

• Bellevue West

• Omaha Northwest Magnet

• Lincoln High

• Omaha South

• Papillion-LaVisata South

• Plattsmouth

• Omaha Benson

• Omaha Bryan

• Ottumwa

Any questions about the event can be directed to the UNO AFROTC office at (402) 554-2318. Ask for Lt. Col. Jeff Johnson, Capt. Heather Wempe, or Beth Down.

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