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National POW/MIA recognition day at UIUC

September 19, 2015

The Arnold Air Society of the Air Force ROTC organzied a 24-hour vigil commemorating National POW/MIA Recognition Day at UIUC. Cadets from all branches of ROTC were out on the quad marching...

ROTC members to host 24-hour vigil for National POW/MIA recognition day

A rumor circulates that a female student drown in the basement pool of the Women's Building. Now known as the English Building, she is said to haunt the building at night.
September 16, 2015

A 24-hour vigil for U.S. Prisoners of War and MIA soldiers will be held on campus Friday.The Arnold Air Society within the Air Force ROTC will host the event in front of the Illini Union on Friday,...

Old Glory raised again over Armory

On Tuesday morning, Old Glory was raised on the south side of the Armory. The flag hadn't flown for forty years after being dismissed in the 1970s for unknown reasons.
May 31, 2015

Military service members in the community raised the flag “Old Glory” above Armory’s south side entrance on Tuesday after 40 years of its absence.As the rain started to pour, viewers watched as...

History of Dads Weekend

History of Dads Weekend
November 10, 2014

1920 The University of Illinois celebrated its first “Dads Day Weekend.” Not only was this a first for the University, but it was also the first official Dads Day in the country. It is said that Alpha...

Pianist, National Guard officer performs for ‘A Salute to Veterans’

Pianist, National Guard officer performs for 'A Salute to Veterans'
November 3, 2014

Pianist Ian Gindes will always remember his first big audience. It was not in a concert hall, but rather a theater in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, in front of hundreds of young soldiers at a meeting for...

ROTC hosts second annual Hall of Fame induction

October 20, 2014

The University’s Army ROTC will host its second annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday to recognize University ROTC alumni who have made significant leadership contributions in both the military...

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