Air Force Junior ROTC unit FL-938 was established at Andrew Jackson High School in 1993 and is the only Air Force military magnet program in the US. Our magnet attracts diverse students, forging them together to build better citizens for America. The unit’s motto is “Home of the Flying Tigers”.
Flying Tigers was the nickname of the 1st American Volunteer Group (which later became the 23rd Fighter Group) that operated within the Chinese Air Force before American entry into WW II. As a tribute to these American heroes, our cadet corps wears the group’s patch. Our corps, under the direction of Air Force retiree Major Trent Johnson, consists of 130 cadets commanded by Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Sabrina Francis. However, the oldest and most famous FL-938 member was original Tuskegee Airman, MSgt (ret) William Surcey, for whom the unit’s Kitty Hawk Academic Honor Society is named in honor of.
Citizenship, leadership, character and community service are the core tenets of our high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps programs.