ROTC programs show their appreciation for students


Students test their physical strength on
the chin-up bars during a barbecue held
to welcome ROTC students back to school.
Army and Naval ROTC students engage
in a friendly tug-of-war.
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (August 24, 2012) – Tuskegee ROTC students were welcomed back to campus with a barbecue today behind the Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James 
Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education. The event featured food, games and recruitment information about the Air Force, Army and Naval ROTC and the United States Army Reserve.

Lt. Col. Kelly Primus, commander of the university’s Air Force ROTC, said the annual program is held to promote camaraderie among all the ROTC programs and show appreciation to the students. 

“We just want to thank them for choosing to serve their country.” Primus said.

Instructors and students from all three of the university’s ROTC programs were on hand to serve food, give away prizes and information as well as monitor the many games and competitions. While some students were doing chin-ups or racing around the sidewalks on pedal karts, students from the Army and Naval ROTC programs engaged in a friendly tug-of-war. 

Capt. Richard Fox, commanding office of the naval program, looked on with pride as some of his students won the three matches. This is the fourth year that Tuskegee has had Naval ROTC and the program has 58 midshipmen this year.

“We have a great group of young men and women,” Fox said of the ROTC programs’ students. “We can expect a lot from them.”

The pedal kart races were a popular event. Students racing each other on the sidewalks was a common sight during the barbecue.

© 2012 Tuskegee University

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