Army helicopters to land on Poteat Field as part of ROTC training exercise

On Thursday, April 4, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will land on Wake Forest University’s Poteat Field as part of an ROTC training exercise.

The aircraft are scheduled to land around 3:15 p.m. and will transport ROTC cadets to Camp Butner Training Center for a joint field training exercise with other ROTC programs from North Carolina A&T and Appalachian State.

The training allows cadets from the “No Fear” battalion to learn about Army aviation operations and coordinate and plan with military units including the US Army Reserve aviation unit. The “No Fear” battalion includes ROTC cadets from Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State University and Salem College.

“Cadets have worked together to plan and coordinate this movement building their experience and confidence in developing training plans,” said Lieutenant Colonel John P. Flach, professor of military science at Wake Forest. “Cadets will learn and gain experience with the capabilities of Army Aviation systems, and will get exposed to how Army Aviation can support both real world operations and training.”

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