Tag: ROTC

Mason Celebrates Veterans Day

OMS, ROTC, AND OTHER PLAN WEEK OF EVENTS TO HONOR MILITARY SERVIVCE By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer As Veterans Day approaches on Nov. 11, the Office of Military Services (OMS) and other campus organizations are ready to celebrate the brave…

Weekend in the woods

Mason cadets create and train in real-world Army scenarios at Quantico BY FAREEHA REHMAN, ONLINE EDITOR   Mason ROTC cadets spent four days outdoors at Marine Corps Base Quantico in an annual spring Joint Field Training Exercise (JTFX) along with…

Miscommunication in gunmen scare

BY ROSHAN MIRAJKAR, STAFF WRITER A routine ROTC training session at Mason Sept. 22 caused panic on campus when an individual reported seeing two armed men on campus. It was later discovered that the two supposed gunmen were actually two…

ROTC alternative summer

BY MELISSA MOORE, STAFF WRITER For many students, summer vacation consists of lazy days, beach trips and catching up on much needed sleep, but for several cadets of the Mason Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), or Patriot Battalion, summer looked…

Food in the field: A look at Army rations from JLDX

This story was originally published in the April 18 issue of Fourth Estate. Though “Army food” is a mystery to most civilians, the Patriot Battalion became very familiar with military rations during their annual Joint Leadership Development exercise (JLDX) program…