Black Hawk helicopters to land on APSU campus Oct. 30 and Nov. 1
UPDATE: The helicopter landings scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30, has been canceled because of the rain. The landings scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, are still expected to happen.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – On Wednesday, Oct. 30, four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will land on the Austin Peay State University campus for a special, joint training exercise between the University’s Governors Guard ROTC program and the Tennessee National Guard. The helicopters are scheduled to land on the Dunn Center lawn around 8 a.m., and APSU cadets will spend the next few hours conducting loading and off-loading training.
At 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, the four Black Hawk helicopters will return to campus the Dunn lawn to transport APSU cadets to their Fall 2019 field exercises.
A similar training took place in September 2019, when three Tennessee National Guard helicopters transported Austin Peay’s ROTC cadets to Milan, Tennessee. The University’s Governors Guard program is one of the best in the nation, placing eighth among ROTC programs last year at the Sandhurst global military skills competition at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.
The program has also won an unprecedented seven MacArthur Awards over the years. That award, presented by Cadet Command and the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, recognizes the top eight programs in the country each year. The award is based on a combination of the achievement of the school’s commissioning mission, its cadets’ performance and standing on the command’s National Order of Merit List and its cadet retention rate.
Recently, the Governors Guard sent three cadets to the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, two cadets to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Cadet Summer Training, two cadets to Army Airborne School in Georgia, a cadet to Army Mountain Warfare School in Vermont and one cadet to the U.S. Army’s Jungle Warfare School in Hawaii.
News FeedView All News
The Department of Art + Design at Austin Peay State University will host its annual College Art + Design Day for high school students at 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Art + Design Building.Read More
About 300 students in the Austin Peay State University School of Nursing gathered on a recent January morning at Clement Auditorium to recommit to a practice that lies at the heart of the profession: civility.Read More
The new year-long program, which will be tuition-free for all participants, will begin this May with a cohort of up to 100 teachers from East and West Tennessee.Read More