UW-Parkside AROTC Training Exercise

October 29, 2017
6 am - 2 pm
UW-Parkside Campus

Sunday, Oct. 29, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., the UW-Parkside Army ROTC (AROTC) program will conduct training exercises around the UW-Parkside campus. Approximately 20 AROTC students from UW-Parkside, UW-Milwaukee, and Marquette University will take part in the training. The event is open to the public and to media.

The exercises include navigating a rope bridge, a medical challenge, simulated grenade throw, simulated claymore mine emplacement, call for fire, and conclude with a ruck march. Sergeant First Class (SFC) Joshua Pagan is the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Army ROTC/Military Studies instructor and will be in charge of the training.

The exercises use various training implements including uniforms, non-functional training rifles, non-functional training claymore mines, non-functional training hand grenades, training dummies, a rope bridge, and other gear. None of the training implements use live ammunition or are capable of functioning as a weapon.

All areas used for training will have signs posted to alert the public, and the UW-Parkside Police Department has notified local law enforcement agencies of the training.

The exercises begin in the outdoor classroom; continue in the wooded area north of Pike River Suites; and conclude on the cross country course.

The nature and timeframe of this event will be very similar to the training exercise held earlier this month on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Read more about the Army ROTC program at UW-Parkside.