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Cadet Andreas Brazier conducts briefing via Zoom

EWU’s ROTC program explores creative ways to train during the pandemic

May 12, 2020

  Training and educating the next generation of U.S. Army officers has always been the mission of EWU’s Reserve Officer Training Corps, “Figh...

Capt. Nicholas Carbaugh provides marksmanship instruction.

Guest column: ROTC instructors honored for leadership

November 20, 2019

Michael  Zehring  is  a  Master  Sergeant  in  the ROTC program at EWU. Guest columns do  not  necessarily  reflect  the  views  and  opi...

A soldier sits in isolation. While military post-traumatic stress disorder is commonly associated with experiences from war, military sexual trauma is also a leading cause of PTSD.

Military sexual trauma linked to posttraumatic stress

May 30, 2019

While military post-traumatic stress disorder is commonly associated with experiences from war, military sexual trauma is also a leading cause of PTSD...

(Left to right) EWU ROTC Cadets Thomas Luce, Amayia Roberts and Megan Anderson compete in the flexed arm hang event. Competitors were required to complete a variety of tests in order to receive the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge.

EWU ROTC takes top spot in military badge competition

November 23, 2018

Junior Nicholas Null has been preparing for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge since the beginning of his freshman year in the EWU ROTC program, a...

EWU students Blake Ellert and Je ery Clark conversating amongst each other at VRC welcome back social. | Dayana Morales for The Easterner

EWU Veterans Resource Center welcomes back students

September 29, 2017

WU has always been nationally recognized as a military friendly campus. Military veteran population on campus continues to grow. About 600 veterans are...

Sgt. Brawn instructs the class about the drills before they start

ROTC Training Goes Beyond the Battlefield

June 1, 2017

Throughout the school year, the ROTC cadets participate in labs and fieldwork designed to improve a cadet’s leadership, personal courage and teamwork s...

ROTC students class of 2017

Military Ball Fills Marie Antionette Ballroom with Laughter, Celebration and Awards

March 9, 2017

White walls lined with gold accents, a hardwood floor surrounded by floral carpet, three chandeliers dangling from the ceiling, all bathed in dim ligh...

Pentagon report conveys victims' voices

Pentagon report conveys victims’ voices

June 5, 2014

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on May 1 that military members who reported a sexual assault while serving leaped 50 percent in the 2013 rep...


Editorial: Military tuition assistance cut a play on the public’s sympathies

April 3, 2013

[email protected] In the wake of reduction in the growth of government spending mandated by sequestration, the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force d...

  Veterans transition from military to civilian life

Veterans transition from military to civilian life

March 6, 2013

    The Veteran’s Resource Center at EWU collaborated with Washington Trust Bank in Spokane to hold a “Hire a Veteran” lunch Feb....


Active Minds, Veterans Resource Center to come together to host event

November 11, 2012

  Military life and civilian life are two very different cultures. For those who have mental health issues it can be an added strain to m...

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