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Huskie Battalion: Training prepares attendees for start, end of military careers

By Keith Hernandez | September 29, 2014

Prospective Army officers got a taste of their future careers while their leader neared the end of his own during a three-day training event this weekend.This year’s fall Leadership Training Exercise was the first of its kind for senior Cadet Jesspal...

ROTC collects care packages

ROTC collects care packages

By KeAndre Worthy | October 22, 2013

ROTC is trying to lead the way when it comes to supporting American troops.Huskie Battalion is collecting supplies for care packages as a Thanksgiving surprise to troops in eastern Afghanistan. The public is welcome to donate, and the donation collection...

NIU ROTC offers students a chance to earn a foreign military badge

By Northern Star Staff | November 7, 2012

The NIU ROTC program sent cadets to Macomb for an opportunity to earn a foreign military badge, according to a NIU ROTC news release. The German Armed Forces Proficiency badge was earned by nine cadets in the NIU ROTC program. The badge is a decoration...

An ROTC member rehearses for a mission in Marseilles in March.
The mission was just part of the spring field training exercises
for the NIU ROTC.

ROTC competes in four-mile course

By Chelsey Boutan | October 20, 2011

Not many people can say they have dragged cement blocks, climbed over 12 foot high walls or carried a 35 pound backpack across six miles of rugged terrain. Lt. Colonel David Dosier said the Huskie Battalion participates in local competitions like the...