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EKU to Host Junior ROTC Drill Classic Feb. 9

EKU 2012 National Champion Pershing Rifles R-1 Drill Team

Eastern Kentucky University Army ROTC and its national champion Pershing Rifles R-1 Drill Team will host the seventh annual Pershing Rifles’ Junior ROTC Drill Classic on Saturday, Feb. 9 on the Richmond campus.

EKU Army ROTC Hosts weekend long Veteran's Day activities

Veteran's Week activities

The EKU Army ROTC and EKU Vets will be holding Veteran’s Day events all weekend long on Eastern’s Campus Nov 10th and 2th in remembrance of our nations veterans. The events begin on Saturday, Nov. 10 and conclude Monday, Nov. 12.  The community and media are invited to come out and see these events honoring our nation’s veterans.

Veterans Week Activities Honor American Service Men and Women

William Jackson Brewer at the time of EKU graduation, 1969

Veterans Week at Eastern Kentucky University will recognize and honor the sacrifices of American service men and women.

Several events are scheduled in the days surrounding Veterans Day, including a campus ceremony on Monday, Nov 12, the officially observed holiday. All events are open to the public.

Back Named Director of Military and Veterans Affairs

Allen Back

Lt. Col. Allen Back (USAR) is the new director of The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at Eastern Kentucky University, which recently was named a Military Friendly School® by Victory Media for the fourth consecutive year.

Graese Assumes Command of U.S. Army Garrison

Col. Michael Graese accepts the colors of the U.S. Army Garrison " Fort Jackson

Two distinguished graduates of the EKU Colonels' Battalion are doing great things in our Army!

MSL selects Tindoll as 2012 distinguished alum

l-r: Christopher Judy, Ed Davis, Davis Tindoll

EKU's Department of Military Science and Leadership, along with the School of Applied Arts and Technology, is pleased to announce that COL (ret) Davis D. Tindoll, Jr. has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2012.

2012 Military Ball

Fallen soldiers table

EKU Colonel's Battalion held its traditional Military Ball on Saturday, March 23, 1012. 

The tremendously successful event hosted more than 180 participants in the Keen Johnson Grand Ballroom.  COL Brian Rogers, Commander of the Bluegrass Army Depot, served as guest speaker.

Pershing Rifles Capture National Championship

Pershing Rifles Capture National Championship

Eastern Kentucky University’s Company R-1 of the National Society of Pershing Rifles earned another national championship at the Pershing Rifle National Convention and Alumni Reunion competition at the 5th Regiment Armory in Baltimore.

Battalion News

The Fall 2011 FTX was conducted on November 18th-19, 2011.

This training consists of familiarization of U.S. weapons such as the AT4 rocket launcher and the M18 claymore mine, land navigation with map and compass, and squad mission training. Cadets perform recon missions, lay in ambushes, and react to enemy contact.

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