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Saturday, Nov. 17, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., the UW-Parkside Army ROTC (AROTC) program will conduct training exercises around the UW-Parkside campus. AROTC students from UW-Parkside, UW-Milwaukee, Concordia University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Marquette University will take part in the training. The event is open to the public and to media.
The exercises include a medical challenge, simulated grenade throw, simulated claymore mine emplacement, call for fire, and conclude with a ruck march. Captain (CPT) Matthew Wellwood is the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Army ROTC/Assistant Professor of 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 will be conducted in the wooded area west of the Student Athletic Center along HWY E and 31.