Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Just in: Apache Attack Helicopter landing at X.U. tomorrow

An AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter, pictured here, will land at the Xavier University campus tomorrow morning. As part of the ROTC end of year cookout on Friday, May 2, the helicopter will fly over campus at approximately 10 a.m. and land on the Intramural Fields, along Ledgewood and Victory Parkway. Students and others can view the Apache and talk to the pilots. Xavier ROTC will also have other activities for students, including a rock climbing wall and a tactical hummve (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, usually called a Hummer or Hummve).

Here's an Apache YouTube Video.

Xavier University first offered military instruction in 1877. Xavier University ROTC has a number of distinguished alumni, including five general officers. Since 1991, Xavier's ROTC program has received the General MacArthur award seven times. This award identifies the top ROTC units among the 272 programs across the United States, and is based on an assessment of each program, including training, performance, and GPA.