Dust billowed around dozens of cadets watching three Blackhawk helicopters slowly land across the street from the Rexburg temple on Oct.21 at 10 a.m.
Cadet Cameron Akana, an S-5 Civil Relations Officer, said this is part of a two-day training exercise allowing cadets the opportunity to ride the helicopters and be trained on the safety measures necessary.
The ROTC’s first formation was 8 a.m. Friday Morning Akana said. The helicopters came from the Idaho National Guard in Boise, Idaho and left this morning at 7:30 to get to Rexburg for the exercise.
“The Army ROTC program is an extension of Boise State University and Idaho State University,” according to BYU-Idaho’s ROTC webpage www.byui.edu.
Students can take four years of Army ROTC at BYU-I and transfer to other universities to complete the final two years, according to the BYU-I’s ROTC www.byui.edu.
The purpose of the Army ROTC is created in a way to produce skilled commissioned officers in the U.S. military, according to BYU-I’s ROTC webpage www.byui.edu.
Editors Note: Article written by Alec Curtis