Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of ROTC at EWU planned for June 17th, 2022

Join us to celebrate 70 years of ROTC at EWU!

The Fighting Eagles Battalion is hosting a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of ROTC at EWU on Friday, June 17th, 2022.  We cordially invite ROTC alumni, family and friends to come and celebrate with us.  The Anniversary event will be Friday morning, followed by the Class of 2022 commissioning in the afternoon.

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Throwback Thursday: 1970 EWU Army ROTC Commissioning

From our EWU Army ROTC archives comes this newspaper clipping of Kenneth W. Attebery being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 50 years ago back in 1970.  Back then EWU was known as Eastern Washington State College.  Attebery was commissioned as an officer into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  According to the caption he was a graduate of West Valley High School and majored in Urban Planning.  His wife Diane and his mother Phyllis pinned the gold bars on his uniform.  Does any of our Fighting Eagles alumni remember Kenneth Attebery?


Throwback Thursday: Lieutenant Colonel Coonelly With A Big Smile in 1981

In this 1981 archive image, the former Professor of Military Science at Eastern Washington University, Lieutenant Colonel, Thomas Coonelly looks at and gives a big smile to a Cadet while checking a radio.  If any alumni have any stories to share about LTC Coonelly please share them in the comments section.

Go ROTC!  Go Fighting Eags!

Throwback Thursday: 2008 EWU Army ROTC Cannon Crew

This Throwback Thursday photo is from 2008 and shows the EWU Army ROTC Cannon Crew at Roos Field during a home football game. The then Professor of Military Science, Lieutenant Colonel Dave Millet is pictured at the center of the photo. He is still a part of the EWU community serving as the Director of the university’s Veterans Resource Center.

Anyone recognize any of the Cadets in the photo?

Throwback Thursday: 1995 EWU Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

1995 Commisssioning

1995 Commisssioning

Here is an old picture that was labeled simply 1995.  It appears to be a commissioning ceremony for three Cadets being held in our current ROTC classroom at Cadet Hall.  Does any alumni recognize any of the three individuals in this photograph from 25 years ago?

Throwback Thursday: EWU Army ROTC Color Guard Welcomes President Ford

Here is a Throwback Thursday image of when the Eastern Washington University Army ROTC Color Guard presented the colors to welcome the 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford to EWU.  The former President visited  37 years ago to celebrate the university’s 100th anniversary on April 14th, 1982.  Do any of our Fight Eagles alumni from the 1980’s remember this event?