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UD Cadets Running and Rucking in the Community for Multiple Causes

September 29th and 30th was a busy weekend for UD Army ROTC cadets. On September 29th UD Army ROTC cadets participated in the 2018 Vet Fest 5k run and ruck in Middletown, DE as runners, ruckers, and volunteers. The race was created by Delawareans inspired by the 22in22 movement with all proceeds going directly to Stop Soldier Suicide Inc., which is an organization that works to assist troops, veterans, and military family members, meeting with people one on one to find necessary resources. With a day full of music and food, cadets were able to support the cause and interact with local veterans, military personnel, military family members, and JROTC cadets. Cadets were interviewed by reporters and talked with Senator Tom Carper, who showed his support for the program.

Cadets ran and rucked, many participating in both events. UD Army ROTC was represented well at this event. Cadet Alec Laundree took home overall first place in the 5k ruck.

On September 30th cadets ran, rucked, and volunteered at the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run in Newark, DE. The Travis Manion Foundation provides awareness and support for those who have fallen. Known for the “if not me then who…” slogan, the 9/11 Heroes Run has a mission to unite international communities and remembers those who have fallen on 9/11 and the wars since – veteran, first responder, civilian, and military. UD students with a mixture of Army and Air Force ROTC cadets brought the first annual Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run to Newark, DE as part of the Executive Board. From UD Army ROTC Cadets Ana Rant,  Claudia Bacon, Emily Jardel, Hailey Oliver, Julie Dumont, Lauren Gomez, and Matthew Chybicki worked on the committee that put together this event.

With over 150 runners, ruckers, and walkers who came out that day the event was a success. The opening ceremony involved multiple speakers, a presentation of names of fallen Delawareans, a presentation of the colors by a joint UD Army and Airforce ROTC color guard, and a bagpipe presentation. Multiple Army and Air Force cadets participated in the run, with multiple Army ROTC top finishers. Cadet Johnathan Kohles took home first place.


- Cadet Hailey Oliver

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