Army ROTC to hold 2nd helicopter exercise on campus Dec. 19 with national guard

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Army ROTC to hold 2nd helicopter exercise on campus Dec. 19 with national guard

A UH60-B Blackhawk helicopter will make four to five landings on campus on Wednesday, Dec. 19, as part of a training and orientation by the California National Guard for the Army ROTC at California State University, Fresno.

The landings will be between 2:30 and 5 p.m. on the grass area in front of the North Gym (5305 N. Campus Drive) and will be open for public observation.

Members of the 125th Medical Evacuation Company of the California National Guard based in Sacramento will present an aviation orientation, said Major Jeff Wilderboer, ROTC operations officer at Fresno State.

“This gives the 50-member corps exposure to National Guard operations as well as officer opportunities,” Wilderboer said.

The event is the second exercise by the ROTC this semester. The first was a helicopter safety and protection exercise Oct. 21 with an Army CH-47 Chinook

University Police Department will control traffic at Barstow and Cedar Avenues. Army personnel will be at both the south and north end of the field to assist with crowd control.

The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps is part of the Craig School of Business Military Science Department at Fresno State. For more information, 278-5459.