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Responding to “my fans”

By Aaron Brooks | November 21, 2010

Let me first say this, I am no less of a patriot than you. I am serving and plan to serve my country for life. While I do not plan to live in poverty practicing in my profession, my life will foremost be dedicated to protecting the rights of others. I...

Daniel Martinez, Freshman computer science major, leaps into the Gabel Hall pool as part of the ROTC water combat training.

ROTC cadets test skills

By Alex Fiore | November 18, 2010

Clad in full fatigues and gym shoes, NIU Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets breathed deeply and took the plunge. Over 40 ROTC cadets took part in their Combat Water Survival Test (CWST) as part of their commission requirements Thursday afternoon...

ROTC spends weekend in Wisconsin

By Nick LeDonne | September 28, 2010

The cold September night temperatures dropped down into the 40s, so low that most people would be begging for their warm beds, but not the cadets of NIU's ROTC. Over 60 NIU ROTC cadets took off in a Chinook helicopter Friday afternoon from the DeKalb...

Cadets Denna, Scott, Zastany and Reo race to the finish of the third challenge during last years ROTC Confidence Course Aug. 27, 2009.

ROTC kickoff event sure to be a challenge

By David Matz | August 24, 2010

Don't be surprised to see people climbing across a single rope bridge over the creek in front of Cole Hall this Thursday; it's just the first challenge in NIU's ROTC Challenge Course. From the Chick Evans Field House to the East Lagoon, parts of campus...