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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.

Pershing Rifles Team Excels at National Championships

Pershing Rifles drill team

Eastern Kentucky University’s Company R-1 of the National Society of Pershing Rifles won several awards at the Pershing Rifle National Competition held recently in Jacksonville, Fla., including top honors in the Dual Armed Exhibition Drill featuring Dylan Baine, of Independence, and Adam Renn, Louisville.


EKU Army ROTC's 75th Annual Military Ball

Graduating class of 2013

EKU Army ROTC "Colonel's Battalion" held its 75th annual Military Ball last Friday, March 22 2013 in Keene Johnson. The entire Colonel's Battalion was in attendance, including Cadets and Cadre from the University of the Cumberlands and Union College, as well as members of the EKU ARMY ROTC Alumni association.

EKU Colonel's Battalion Cadets bring home coveted German Armed Forces Badge

l-r: Creutzinger, Thompson, Frizzelle, Gramig, Buford, and Wamsley

The EKU Army ROTC Colonel’s Battalion sent 11 Cadets to participate in the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency Competition hosted by Indiana University’s Army ROTC in Bloomington, In.  The Colonel’s outperformed all other Kentucky schools in the competition and earned an overall ranking of Fifth out of the 34 schools present with eight of our 11 Cadets rece

ROTC on-campus housing moving to Commonwealth Hall

Commonwealth Hall


Students planning to live on campus next semester will soon be able to apply for housing. Before the application process begins Monday, Feb. 25, it’s important for students to be aware of the changes in residence halls and living learning communities for the 2013-2014 school year.

Kari Soulsby on the ROTC and Leadership


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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.

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