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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

EWU ROTC year-end cadet training has fun finish

Cadets fly in Blackhawk helicopter to exercise at Camp Seven-Mile


Josette Rader

Eastern Washington University ROTC cadets disembark from a Blackhawk helicopter onto the gournd at Camp Seven-Mile near the Spokane River as part of exercises last Friday.

Members of Eastern Washington University's ROTC program got to go on a field trip last Friday.

And it included the Army's version of an amusement park thrill ride on board a Blackhawk helicopter that took them to their FTX, the year-end field training exercise.

"It's kind of our culminating training event for these cadets," department chair, Lt. Col. Jason Pape explained. Many of them now head out to summer camps, schools and training of all kinds across the country until they return for fall quarter.

Members of the Washington Air National Guard that fly out of Fairchild Air Force Base prov...

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