April 23, 2009

Media Advisory -- ROTC Exercise

Approximately 80 cadets from Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps will conduct an end-of-the-semester training exercise Saturday, April 25.

The paintball exercise will feature cadets conducting offensive and defensive maneuvers. The exercise is from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at Sunset Haven, near the SIUC campus. To get to the site, from Oakland Avenue, go west on Chautauqua Street for about 1.5 miles and turn left onto a dirt road.

The maneuver allows cadets to have one last exercise before the end of the semester, and also permits juniors preparing to go to Fort Lewis, Wash., this summer another chance to be evaluated on their abilities. A barbecue cookout for cadets and their families is scheduled for the afternoon.

Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the exercise, Participating cadets and SIUC Army ROTC officers will be available for interviews. For more information on the exercise o tot make arrangements for interviews, contact Major Jeremiah A. Aeschleman at 618/453-7563.