Monday, November 12, 2012

Badger ROTC Fall FTX 2012

The Badger Battalion conducted their Fall Semester Field Training Exercise (FTX) the last weekend in September at Ft. McCoy, WI.

The weekend started with land navigation for all participating and contracted cadets on Friday. On Saturday, the MS III cadets conducted M16 weapons familiarization while the MS Is and MS IIs were challenged on the obstacle course. Prior to night land navigation on the second night the cadets enjoyed a cookout consisting of brats and burgers before heading out in the rain to find their points. Additional training for the following Ranger Challenge weekend occurred on Sunday in conjunction with weapons cleaning.

Overall, it was a successful weekend and the cadets returned exhausted but better trained as future leaders.