Afghan battlefield comes to virtual life in ROTC classroom May 9

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Afghan battlefield comes to virtual life in ROTC classroom May 9

A United States Army Reserve training team from the Pacific Division of the 75th Training Command will be on campus from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, May 9 to guide cadets from Fresno State’s Army ROTC Bulldog Battalion through a virtual battleground – all inside a classroom. About 15 cadets in a Department of Military Science and Leadership class taught by Nathan Hoepner, assistant professor of Military Science, will use new technology available on campus that allows them to “walk the ground” for hands-on experience and the opportunity to make on the spot leadership decisions without leaving the classroom. Students will re-enact a battle that took place in Afghanistan in July 2008. The two Army trainers are from the Mission Training Complex at Camp Parks which provides computer simulation exercises for Mission Command training. INFO: 559.278.1664.