La Joya ISD JROTC Cadets Serve in Operation Lone Star
Story by: LTC Jenny Lynn Gruehr, J-LHS SAI | August 24th, 2018
La Joya ISD JROTC cadets from three district high schools (Juarez-Lincoln, Palmview, and La Joya) participated in Operation Lone Star (OLS) with the Texas Military Department Health Services staff. Cadets helped area residents with various administrative tasks while the Health Services staff, consisted of physicians, nurses, dentists, and their health care sections perform child immunizations, hearing and vision screenings, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, vision exams, and sports physicals. OLS has been conducted in South Texas since 1999. This year, OLS was conducted at six locations in the Rio Grande Valley.
The clinics are a cooperative effort of the Cameron County Department of Health Services, the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services, the City of Laredo Health Department, the Texas Military Department, the 139th Medical Group and the Missouri Air National Guard, along with community service and volunteer organizations. This event was conducted July 23-27 at Juarez-Lincoln High School in Mission, Texas. Cadets helped with parking, ushering, and performed various assignments during the event, July 23-27.