* The New River Chapter presented MOAA Leadership Awards for the three Junior Reserve Officer Training Programs - 2 AF JROTC and 1 USA JROTC - in our catchment area, as follows:
* On May 14, 2016 Chapter Secretary Col Ken Lynn participated in the Wilkes Central High School AF JROTC Award Ceremony at the North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church that consisted of a sit down dinner with families and school administrators. Following the rendering of honors and presentation of the colors, the AF JROTC program was held and awards presented. The picture (above right) is AF JROTC Cadet Logan Jones who was the MOAA Leadership award recipient, along with the Commander and Assistant Principal of Wilkes Central HS.
* On May 17, 2016 Chapter Board Member LCDR Steve Tucker participated in the North Wilkes High School AF JROTC Award Ceremony which was held at the school cafeteria. The program included a dinner buffet for families and school administrators in attendance; honors were rendered to the colors, and the AF JROTC cadets held a formal ceremony at which time awards were presented. The picture (below right) is the MOAA Leadership Award recipient, AF JROTC Cadet Rosa Munoz-Maya.
* On May 17, 2017 Chapter Co-President Lou Burge participated in the JROTC award program at Ashe County High School. The MOAA Leadership award recipient was Cadet Jacob Evans-Shepherd (thumbnail photograph, right).