Hampton, Virginia – Hampton University’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) opened the program’s weeklong celebration to kick off their 100th Year Anniversary Event with a Cadet Helicopter Movement exercise on Feb. 6, 2016.
ROTC Cadets, Captains and Lieutenants arrived to HU’s practice football field bright and early at 0800 over the weekend to witness the helicopter landing. The movement began at HU and concluded upon the Cadet’s arrival to Fort Story, Virginia where additional Cadet training took place.
Preceding the flight, Cadets received a basic informational and safety briefing, and rehearsed their aircraft boarding and exit procedures.
“This year marks the 100th Year Anniversary of Army ROTC, and Hampton University has a long standing tradition of producing top quality officers,” said LTC Yusef E. Good. “We are honored to recognize the legacy of those officers who have done so much for our nation on active duty, in the Reserves, in the National Guard and in the civilian sector.”
In recognition of this occasion the Hampton Army ROTC program is hosting a three-day panel series event FEB. 10-12, 2016, to explore the program’s history, ROTC’s contributions to HU and the Nation, as well as to discuss the current aspects of life as a Cadet.
“Long before there was an ROTC, Brigadier General Armstrong saw the value in military training which benefited Hamptonians such as: Booker T. Washington, the Tuskegee Airmen, Montford Point Marines, and many others who took the pledge to protect our Nation and our way of life,” said HU Panelist, LTC (R) Claude Vann.
WHO: Hampton Army ROTC
WHAT: 100th Year ROTC Anniversary Recognition Event
WHEN: FEB 10-12, 2016, 7-8 PM daily
WHERE: McGrew Towers, Turner Hall, FEB 12th
WHY: To recognize Hampton University’s Contribution to the US Army, the Nation and the society at large.
Schedule of Events:
FEB 10: Panel Discussion of the History and Impacts of the Hampton Army ROTC Program LTC (R) Claude Vann and other military Alumni
FEB 11: Panel Discussion “Life of a Cadet”, a discussion with “Cadets” on perceptions, challenges, service, stereotypes, misconceptions, etc.
FEB 12: Movie Night (Red Tails), Turner Hall