The NRA Foundation Awards $6,500 to AF JROTC WV-941 Minutemen

(Weston, WV)  -- The NRA Foundation has awarded Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AF JROTC), WV-941, Lewis County High School a grant totaling $6,500 to fund the purchase of two air rifles and three air tanks  "We are very excited about our contributions to the establishment of a Cadet Marksmanship Program at Lewis County High School "said Kenny Matthews, Chairman, Central WV Friends of the NRA, "and pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community.

About the Lewis County High School AFJROTC  

The Lewis County High School AFJROTC program (WV-941 Minutemen) were established in 1994 and their mission is to "Develop citizens of character."  Students who enroll in this program are offered a wide variety of curricular and co-curricular activities.  The program explores the historic and scientific aspects of aerospace technology and teaches self-reliance, self-discipline, and other leadership characteristics.  Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) concepts are also an important part of this world class program.  AFJROTC is open to 9th-12th grade students who are citizens of the United States.  By Title 10 USC, this program is a citizenship program, not chartered as a recruiting program for the military, and students who participate do not incur any obligation to the Air Force. 

About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit

About The NRA Foundation
Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shootings sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context.  More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online at

About Friends of NRA

Friends of NRA is a grassroots fund-raising program that fosters community involvement to organize and, with help from NRA field staff, plan community events for firearms enthusiasts. All net proceeds from Friends of NRA events are allocated to The NRA Foundation, the leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. Through NRA Foundation grants for equipment, training materials, range improvements, and more, qualified local, state, and national programs receive aid to involve and inspire a new generation of competitive shooters. Learn more about Friends of NRA at