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APSU to be invaded by future military leaders

Dressed in fatigues and ready for battle, more than 250 JROTC will invade Austin Peay State University for the 2005 Raider Challenge.

The competition will take place from 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 in Memorial Health Building.

Hosted annually by the APSU Governors Guard, the Raider Challenge tests the skills of area high school JROTC cadets through eight events designed to build camaraderie, team unity and citizenship.

This year, cadets from 28 Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama high schools will participate in the following events:
• The Humvee Push Dressed in fatigues and ready for battle, more than 250 JROTC will invade Austin Peay State University for the 2005 Raider Challenge.

The competition will take place from 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 in Memorial Health Building.

Hosted annually by the APSU Governors Guard, the Raider Challenge tests the skills of area high school JROTC cadets through eight events designed to build camaraderie, team unity and citizenship.

This year, cadets from 28 Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama high schools will participate in the following events:
• The Humvee Push
• Army Physical Fitness Test
• Rock Wall Climbing
• Land Navigation Test
• Orienteering
• Litter Carry
• Rope Bridge

Cadets are unable to prepare for the final “mystery” event, as it is kept secret until the day of the challenge.

Concessions will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting APSU's Cadet Club.

For more information, contact the department of military science and leadership by telephone at (931) 221-6149. — Melony Leazer