The ROTC Rookie: Vol. 2

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Last week in my military science class, we each gave a presentation on a Medal of Honor recipient. For those that don’t know, the Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The President, in the name of […]

The ROTC Rookie: Vol. 1

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I stand 5 feet 11 inches tall, with brown hair, brown eyes and a need for correctional lenses. These are just some physical traits, my most basic ones. They are listed on every document imaginable, like my birth certificate and driver’s license. Every person in the United States is listed in one database or another, […]

University to hold Veterans Day Salute

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In honor of those who have served in the military, Gannon will hold a “Veterans Day Salute” from 2-3 p.m. today in the Yehl Alumni Room. The afternoon will feature a guest speaker, an appearance by the Pride of PA ROTC Color Guard and a three-round volley salute from the American Legion, Millcreek Post 773. […]

ROTC color guard presents at Penguins game

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Five young cadets waited with anticipation as lights flashed, fans screamed and music blared. It didn’t feel real. The intensity reached a fever pitch when the cadets – hearts beating, minds racing and adrenaline pumping – saw their cue to move forward. The American flag bearer gave the command, “Forward march!” And, as the lights […]

ROTC receives MacArthur Award

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The Army ROTC program at Gannon University was one of eight universities to receive the General Douglas MacArthur Award for excellence from the U.S. Army’s Cadet Command and the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation for 2012. Gannon’s ROTC program was honored as the most outstanding among the 41 schools in the 2nd Brigade, based on a […]

ROTC: Find out what it means to me

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Becoming a member of the Army ROTC program at Gannon was one of the best decisions I ever made. Even though it’s one of the most unknown programs in college, it has so many benefits. ROTC stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps. After completing a four-year program, you’re awarded with a second lieutenant officer rank. […]

Introducing GU-REVU, Gannon's sports video magazine

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This semester, we’re bringing you GU-REVU, a weekly sports video magazine produced by students in the Department of Theatre, Communication and Fine Arts. Take an inside look at Gannon athletics right here on Edge. This week, the GU-REVU crew takes a look at student athletes past and present, featuring alum Joe Gaeta and freshman Candice […]

A Proud History, A Bright Future with ROTC

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When I see students walking around in army fatigues on campus – even those who I am good friends with – I get a little, well, fatigued. What are they doing? Truthfully, they intimidate me. Gannon University’s ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program isn’t scary, though. In the words of Melanie Zack, senior nursing major […]