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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Easterns Army ROTC takes place in McAfee Gym on Thursday evening. Students prepare and get ready to go over their operation plan for Military Science lab.

FEATURE PHOTO: Platoon training

Karina Delgado, Assistant Photo Editor February 6, 2020

Eastern's Army ROTC takes place in McAfee Gym on Thursday evening. Students prepare and get ready to go over their operation plan for Military Science lab.

Legion of Valor Cross awarded to Eastern cadet during Veterans Day service

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor November 12, 2017

It all started with a desire to help people. That is what Joseph Winkler, an Eastern Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet said Friday morning after receiving The Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for...

Create lasting bonds but prepare for life’s changes

Ben Leman, Copy Editor October 22, 2017

To me, family is what you make of it. For many people, family goes beyond blood. Family can be friends, pets and so on. Besides my biological sister, I have several friends I consider family. To me,...

ROTC is more than just a class

Johnathan Jones, Columnist October 16, 2017

Reserve Officer Training Corps is the one of the Army’s tools for training the future officers who will be leading America’s soldiers. ROTC is a way for college students to train and develop the leadership...

Major Roy Waldhoff,a rappel master, encourages Ruth McMullen, a freshman JROTC student from Richland County High School, who was afraid to rappel off the side of Klehm Hall Friday afternoon during the ROTC rappelling training event. I felt like I couldnt do it and I was nervous, MCMullen said. But when everyone was clapping for me, I felt like I could do it. After some coaxing and words of encouragement, McMullen rappelled her way down to the mat below. She said it was her first time doing so and her first time at Eastern.

Cadets try their hand at rappelling

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor September 17, 2017

Emotions and suspense lingered on the side of Klehm Hall Friday as students and ROTC cadets fastened their ropes and tightened their helmets as they headed to the top of the building for the annual rappelling...

Veterans Day ceremony reflects students’ service

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter November 13, 2016

  Eastern veterans reflected on their time in the military, and the university honored them at its annual Veterans Day ceremony. Students, veterans and Charleston residents filled the seats...

Master Sgt. Jack L. Robison teaches an Introduction to Critical Thinking class to ROTC Cadets in Klehm Hall Monday afternoon.

Veteran brings field experience to Eastern

Justin Brown, Sports Designer November 10, 2016

  Soldiers learn to live by the seven core army values as listed on the Army’s website. It is these values-loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor and integrity – that have shaped...

Video: ROTC rappel training

October 11, 2015

Eastern's ROTC men and women trained people how to rapel from a building on top of Klehm Hall on October 9, 2015. This is the ROTC's annual event in which ROTC soldiers get better at rappelling and anybody...

ROTC to fire off cannons

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor September 9, 2015

The ROTC Cannon Crew will be firing its canons for a safety inspection at 5:30 p.m. Thursday between Klehm Hall and the Health Services Building. Cadet Shane Zobrist, a senior psychology major,...

Gerhardt Shafer, a senior engineering major, goes down the slide during their combat water training Wednesday at the Charleston Rotary Community Pool.

Cadets make a splash at training

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor August 28, 2014

Doing summersaults, backflips and intentionally falling into the pool blindfolded were all parts of a normal combat water survival test Thursday afternoon. Eastern’s ROTC students practice...

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