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April 2013

Colonel's Battalion Participates in the Mountain Man Memorial March in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

EKU Colonel's Battalion Mountain Man team

The Mountain Man Memorial March began in 2008 when University of Tennessee students marched for their fallen peer, 1LT Frank Walkup. The 26.2 mile trek through the mountains of Tennessee has continued over the years and grown into a wonderful event to honor fallen soldiers and their families.

EKU Army ROTC places 2nd at Best Ranger Competition

EKU Army ROTC Colonel’s Battalion participated in the Best Ranger competition

On April 13, 2013, EKU Army ROTC Colonel’s Battalion participated in the Best Ranger competition at Xavier University.

The competition consisted of an army physical fitness test (APFT), a one rope bridge, land navigation, a six mile ruck march, and a series of military tasks in a round robin event. There were twenty eight two-man teams that participated in the event.

EKU ROTC Alumni Aid in Spring JFTX

EKU ROTC Alumni Aid in Spring JFTX

Each semester, the Colonel's Battalion attends a Field Training Exercise (FTX) in order to train in a tactical environment and to get cadets familiar with being out in "the field". This year, aircraft from the KY National Guard Army Aviation Flight Facility in Frankfort brought two UH 60 Black Hawk helicopters to transport Cadets to the training grounds.

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