Eastern Washington University cadets head to training

Eastern Washington University cadets head to training

It wasn’t an average day on campus at Eastern Washington University Thursday as a U.S. Army helicopter landed behind Roos Field.

Sixty Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets boarded the helicopter to jet off to the Seven Mile area from Cheney for a 36-hour training session. Cadet Becky Troutt said the training will help trainees decide if they’d like to enlist in the U.S. Army.

“We have five missions right after another that are 36 hours total and you know some are pulling security or they’re going on the recon or they’re finding these little positions that we have them in and they’re rising up to that challenge,” Troutt said. “They’re going to be really tired because they’ll have racks on their back and you know eating when they can. They won’t be sleeping at all.”

Junior cadets will head to Fort Knox once they return from this week’s training.