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Creating the Ultimate Team

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The road to Kids Day

It was a race to the top spot Tuesday for Fresno State organizations who wanted to give back to the community for Valley Children’s annual Kids Day fundraiser. In 2016, Fresno State Army ROTC placed first by raising $7,603, Pi ...

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Kids Day 2017

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Junior ROTC Raider Challenge 2017

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Cory Nelson ‘perfect fit’ as new Air Force ROTC wing commander

A Lompoc native and a Fresno State senior studying computer science, was overwhelmed with excitement and disbelief when he received the news he was being named cadet wing commander. Cadet Cory Nelson was named cadet wing commander during the Air ...

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Bulldog Cadets Honored at Commissioning Ceremony

Fresno State proudly honored Kenneth Bautista and Toney Doan, Saturday with their 2nd lieutenant Air Force bars at the Peters Education Building. These dedicated gentlemen worked for four years to get where they are today. They both credit the support ...

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Inaugural 5k run on campus honors veterans

The inaugural Veterans Day 5k run hosted by Fresno State’s Army ROTC, took place Saturday generating a crowd of more than 50 people. “We’re doing it to raise money for local veteran groups,” said support coordinator of ROTC, Nancy Kobata. ...

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Cadets offered chance to see the world

Fresno State’s ROTC cadets have the opportunity to travel to locations around the world through the “Project Global Officer” initiative, which focuses on language education, international study and cultural immersion. Project GO is available to Army, Air Force, Navy and ...

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Oliaro reflects on career and future

Dr. Paul Oliaro, vice president of student affairs, announced his retirement in September after a 42-year career in the student affairs profession at four colleges, including the last 11 years at Fresno State. In an extensive interview with The Collegian, ...

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Pushup crew gives back

Anyone who has attended a Fresno State football game has likely noticed the pushup crew, clad in camouflage-printed pants with green T-shirts and boots, running out into the end zone and dropping down to do pushups whenever the Bulldogs score.

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Women of honor

In a historic decision, the Pentagon dropped its ban on women in the U.S. Armed Forces serving in combat roles, a move which has been met with much excitement and apprehension. The order was signed Jan. 24 by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Though it will continue to be under review and its effects will likely not be seen until as late as 2016, it has become a hot-button issue that has brought up questions on both sides of gender equality, physical aptitude and the nature of war itself.

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ROTC provides dinner and donation

The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets at Fresno State wear T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase, “Leadership Excellence Today.” For these cadets such words are more than ink on fabric, it’s a motto they want to personify. On Saturday ...

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FRESNO STATE ARMY ROTC SENDS BASKETBALL TEAM BACK TO BASICS

Last week during the waking hours, when most Fresno State students are still cozy in bed, the Bulldog basketball team was at Warmerdam Field next to the North Gym.

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Air Force ROTC familiarizes college students with military

Joining the military can be intimidating, but Fresno State’s Air Force ROTC —detachment 35— offers students a chance to see what it’s like to be a soldier before signing a contract.

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Future Army officers train in San Luis Obispo

Waking up at 4:30 a.m. and putting on a 40-pound rucksack to do training exercises might sound extremely challenging to the average person, but for Army cadets it’s a way of life. The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) held a field training exercise in San Luis Obispo.

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ROTC mixes fun and seriousness at annual military ball

A combination of military tradition and camaraderie among peers, friends and family happened Friday at the 3rd-annual Joint Military Ball. The formal event welcomed more than 250 guests, including cadets and padre, to the Grand 1401 in downtown Fresno.

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Army ROTC trains in San Luis Obispo

Fresno State Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets spent last weekend at Camp San Luis Obispo for a three-day training exercise. The training focused on bonding and essential Army skills.

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ROTC cadets run 5k for a cause

Army and Air Force ROTC cadets and participants will run this Saturday to help raise money for the Fresno Veterans Hospital For the second year in a row, the Air Expeditionary Force and the Battalion Student Organization will fuse together ...

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