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FEATURE PHOTO: Platoon training

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.
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

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

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

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...

Cadets try their hand at rappelling

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.
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

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...

Veteran brings field experience to Eastern

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

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,...

Feature: Fire in the hole!

Lt. Colonel Eric Savickas goes through the proper steps on cannon operation as the cadets of Eastern's ROTC Panther Battalion become acquainted with it before the first home football game on Saturday at O'Brien Field.  Those who man the cannon, the
September 4, 2014

Cadets make a splash at training

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