The Georgia Fifty-First (GA-051) ‘MUSTANGS’ Air Force Reserve Junior Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) unit was established at Tift County High School in the spring of 1970 and activated in September 1970 as the result of an agreement between the Tift County Board of Education and the United States Air Force JROTC Headquarters.

The Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and the Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI) is a retired U.S. Air Force noncommissioned officer.  These instructors have extensive professional military education and training as well as many years of experience teaching and training others.

The AFJROTC curriculum includes aerospace science, leadership education, drill, wellness, and physical fitness. Cadet Officers and cadet noncommissioned officers learn leadership and management skills by organizing and directing the GA-051 AFJROTC Wing.  Our mission is simple: “Develop Citizens of Character Dedicated to Serving their Nation and Country.”  Enrollment in the AFJROTC program does not obligate a cadet for military service. 

Mission Statement:  Developing Citizens of Character, Dedicated to Serving their Nation and Community.

, character and community service are the core tenets of high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps programs, or JROTC. Those values are at the heart of the JROTC Cadet Creed that emphasizes working to better the cadet's family, school and country!  The goal of JROTC programs is good citizenship!