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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.

Karina Delgado, Assistant Photo Editor

February 7, 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 Achievement during the Veterans Day Ceremony in Old Main. Winkler led the ceremony, introducing...

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, calling someone your brother or sister means a much deeper relationship than an ordinary friendship. A...

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 skills to be able to lead in today’s Army. But, as the students are training with ROTC...

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.

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 lab. All the cadets in the ROTC program have to rappel, however Shamus Shields, a fourth-...

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 of the Cougill Foyer in Old Main to hear speeches, the national anthem and prayers for veterans. The...

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.

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 Jack Robison, senior military science instructor, from a young age. For him, living with these...

Video: ROTC rappel training

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 on campus has the opportunity to rappel off the building. The event normally brings in about 300...

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, has been planning the safety inspection with Safety Officer II Dan Deeken of the Environmental Health ...

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.

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 this survival test yearly as a way for them to build confidence dealing with aquatic situations. Gr...

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