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ROTC cadets catch a lift in Chinook twin-engine helicopter

On Sunday afternoon, a crowd of a few dozen gathered at Gonzaga University’s Luger Field to welcome cadets with Gonzaga and Whitworth University’s ROTC program finish a weekend at Camp 7 Mile for their spring semester field training exercise.

Gonzaga grad dies in Afghanistan

A Gonzaga University ROTC graduate deployed to Afghanistan died after the helicopter he was in took on enemy fire and crashed Wednesday. Professors with Gonzaga’s ROTC program said Friday that 1st Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari, a 2010 graduate, showed a knack for leadership during his time at the university.

Gonzaga grad dies in combat in Afghanistan

A Gonzaga ROTC graduate deployed to Afghanistan died after the helicopter he was in took on enemy fire and crashed Wednesday. Gonzaga ROTC leaders Friday said 1st Lt. Matthew G. Fazzari, a 2010 graduate, showed a knack for leadership during his time at the university.

Blaze strikes ROTC building

MOSCOW, Idaho – A fire damaged the Navy ROTC building at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Moscow Fire Chief Ed Button said no one was injured in the Saturday evening fire.

Rogers cyber teams advance in nationals

The Rogers High School Cyber Patriot teams recently advanced to the national competition. The Air Force Junior ROTC team and the TEConnections team will be among 12 teams competing in the high school cyber defense competition, focusing on careers in cybersecurity or other sciences, including technology, engineering and mathematics. The AFJROTC will compete in the semifinals of the all services division in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 17 through Feb. 19. Team members are Chris Crozier, Jacob Thompson, Benjamin Donnelly and Cyrus Soheili. This team began the Cyber Patriot competition against 470 teams nationally.

Teens help with Christmas Bureau child care

Ben Donnelly, 16, has a trick when it comes to child care: Build towers out of Mega Bloks – way over his own head – and let the kids knock them down. He likes to save the trick for criers. Chances are, impressed by their own destructive power, they’ll forget what they were crying about.

Vet pleased by Iraq success

Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson has a lot invested in the future of Iraq, and he would like to believe his sacrifice was not in vain. What he saw in October, when he returned to the place where a rocket-propelled grenade took his leg, gave him reason to believe “it was worth it.”