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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...

(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...

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...

Dining Out event unifies ROTC

Dining Out event unifies ROTC

February 25, 2016

From formal handshakes to jokes being passed back and forth, the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program organized a Dining Out event where...

Eastern’s ROTC at the Ranger Challenge.

EWU ROTC finishes fourth at annual Ranger Challenge

November 19, 2014

The EWU Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) traveled to Boise, Idaho, over the weekend to participate in the annual Ranger Challenge against other...

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...

Cadets wait to load the Black Hawk helicopter on May 16 to do training in a wooded area.

ROTC executes field training complete with Black Hawk lift off

May 30, 2014

After six years of unavailability, a Blackhawk helicopter dropped in on Eastern’s campus to help with ROTC training. Each spring, EWU’s ROTC exe...

ROTC cadets learn lessons in fighting and flight

ROTC cadets learn lessons in fighting and flight

October 2, 2013

By Kate Daniel Eagle Life editor [email protected] While other students were basking in the lake-side sun or grilling hamburgers with friends, Cadet Alex Smith prepared to ...

Cadets gain world knowledge through humanitarian work

Cadets gain world knowledge through humanitarian work

February 21, 2013

Cadet Amanda Reich watches closely as a woman screams, wide-eyed inside a vehicle with a lion sleeping next to it in the sunny, hot Serengeti. It was one of th...

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