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Clemson Commissions Its Newest Officers

December 17th, 2015

December is usually filled with holiday glee and good spirit. For a specific few cadets, of Clemson’s Army and Air Force ROTC program, this December is filled with an additional exited for their Commissioning Ceremony. Held on December 16th 2015 in Tillman auditorium, Army Cadets Delgado, Ponds, Haines, DesJardin, and Koch as well as Air [Read More]

Best Clemson Ranger Competition 2015

November 16th, 2015
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On Saturday, November 14th 2015, the Clemson Ranger Club held the Best Clemson Ranger Competition. The competing teams consisted of Sawyer Willingham and Wyatt Grace, Alex Berg and Hunter Richardson, James Mann and Joseph Stephenson, and Brennan Gedney and Trey Phillips. The competition consisted of the RPFT, Commander’s Challenge, Iron Strike, land navigation at Fants [Read More]

Fightin’ Tigers add 5 more Contracted Cadets to the Program

October 26th, 2015
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On Tuesday, 20 OCT 2015, 5 Cadets were contracted during the Clemson/Georgia Southern soccer game’s half time events.  The following Cadets were added to the list of Contracted Cadets among Clemson’s historic ROTC programs:  CDT Amber Hall (ML3), CDT Julianna Klein (ML2), CDT Katherine Cooke (ML1), CDT Erik Jones (ML1), and CDT David Klug (ML1). [Read More]

Army ROTC conducts first Land Nav training of the year

October 15th, 2015
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Last Thursday, the Clemson University Army ROTC conducted land navigation training at Crew Hill. Despite a few minor issues, the training was an overall success. One of the starting points on the navigation course was a little off, but this allowed the ML3s and ML4s to practice their critical thinking abilities. To resolve this issue [Read More]

Clemson Ranger Club hosts 5th Annual CPT Philip B.Piazza Memorial 5k

October 2nd, 2015
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On Saturday October 26th the Clemson Ranger Club hosted the 5th Annual Captain Philip B. Piazza Memorial 5K in the ClemsonBotanical Gardens. This year 140 runners registered for the race, raising $2,800. Money raised from the race is divided between funding training for the Clemson Ranger Club and a donation to the Clemson Student Veterans [Read More]

Fightin Tigers Conduct Drill and Ceremony From the Eyes of an ML3

September 14th, 2015
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On 3 Spetember, 2015, the Clemson University Fightin’ Tigers had a visit from some of the Drill Sergeants out of United States Army Reserve 98th Training Division (IET).  The Drill Sergeants worked with the Freshman and Sophomore Cadets on marching as well as roper wear of the uniform and customs/courtesies.  On the other side of [Read More]

First APFT of the 2015-2016 school year!

September 1st, 2015

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, Clemson University’s Army ROTC first year (ML1) & second year (ML2) Cadets conducted their Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). Early Thursday morning around 0500, Cadets began to arrive at the indoor/outdoor track. The APFT consists of three events: 2 minutes of push-ups, 2 minutes of sit-ups, and a 2-mile run. [Read More]

CDT Chaitovitz and his experiences at Air Assault School

August 27th, 2015
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This summer, I, Cadet Michael Chaitovitz, was selected to attend to the Army’s two week long Air Assault Course from 20JUNE2015-03JULY2015 located at the Army National Guard’s Warrior Training Center in Fort Benning, GA. In order to get selected, Cadets, at Clemson University, must compete and complete all specialty school PT during the spring semester [Read More]

CDT Berg attends Airborne School at Ft. Benning, GA

August 27th, 2015
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This summer I was fortunate enough to attend Airborne school, thanks to the help of our great Cadre at Clemson. Airborne school is three weeks long, and separated into three phases: ground week, tower week, and jump week. The first couple weeks we learned everything needed to complete 5 jumps from an aircraft during jump [Read More]

Clemson Cadet attends Special Forces Combat Dive School

August 10th, 2015
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This summer I, CDT Glatz, was given the opportunity to spend 8 weeks in Key West, Florida for Combat Dive School.  The Special Forces Underwater Operations compound is located within the Naval Air Station at Trumbo Point, Key West.  The first 2 weeks of my stay were spent completing a MAC (Maritime Assessment Course).  The [Read More]

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