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German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

  • November 21st, 2017
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The cadets were given the opportunity to earn their German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge over the course of a 3-day event. On day 1, the cadets were tested with CBRN gas mask donning followed by the 100-meter swim in uniform. Today’s lab featured the Tactical Combat Casualty Care portion of the badge with participants being assessed in six areas; Applying a tourniquet, applying a pressure dressing, applying a splint, evacuating a casualty on a litter, treating different burn types, and sending a 9-Line Medical Evacuation Report. Day 2 of the GAFPB was the Basic Fitness Test. Cadets began with a 10-meter shuttle sprint 11 times between two cones in under 60 seconds, then a flexed arm hang for longer than at least 5 seconds, and finished with a 1 km run in under 6:30. Points were awarded based on completion times. The total points are averaged to determine whether Cadets have earned bronze, silver, or gold. Eligible Cadets moved on to the 12 km road march and pistol shoot. The final stage of the GAFPB began with a 12km road march in under 2 hours and then moved to the pistol qualification course. In order to qualify for bronze, Cadets had to hit each of three targets once. To qualify for silver, 4 out of 5 shots had to hit the targets and each target had to have at least one hit. To qualify for gold, all 5 shots had to hit the targets and each target had to have at least one hit. The awards were presented following the pistol qualification. UA Army ROTC would like to thank SGM Hartmann for approaching the battalion about this opportunity and we look forward to having him return to facilitate this badge in the future. We would also like to recognize and thank MAJ Peterson, CPT Campbell, and SFC Palmer for facilitating this award.

UA Corps of Cadets Stadium Tour

  • November 17th, 2017
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On 06NOV The University of Alabama Corps of Cadets was invited to participate in the Winn Dixie, USO sponsored event where 100 tickets to the Alabama vs. Mercer Football game were given to veterans, cadre, and cadets. The UA Athletic Department staff took the cadets on a tour of the Football stadium and locker room.

Thank you to the UA Athletic Department, Winn-Dixie and the USO for providing our program with such an amazing opportunity! ROLL TIDE!

UA Army ROTC finishes in 2nd Place in State Ranger Challenge Competition

  • October 30th, 2017
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The University of Alabama Army ROTC competed in the Task Force Alabama Ranger Challenge Competition and finished in second place against Auburn Montgomery. The cadets completed a two day rigorous event that included weapons assembly, zodiac boat training, tactical combat casualty care, chemical (CBRN) tasks, rope bridges and patrolling lanes.

We are very proud of our hard working Ranger Challenge Team! ROLL TIDE!

Happy Halloween!

  • October 30th, 2017
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Happy Halloween from the University of Alabama Crimson Tide Battalion! The cadets celebrated Halloween the Army way, with a fun filled Battalion run.  We wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday!

UA Army ROTC Field Training Exercise

  • October 16th, 2017
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On 05OCT the Army ROTC Cadets were transported by UH-60 Black hawks and Chinooks to Fort McClellan for a four day field training exercise. The cadets participated in Day and Night Land navigation, engagement skills training, ruck marches, patrolling lanes and a variety of classes.

Crimson Tide Battalion Welcomes Alumni

  • October 16th, 2017
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The University of Alabama Crimson Tide Battalion welcomed home our prestigious Alumni for the Alabama vs. Arkansas Homecoming game on 14OCT17. The cadets, alumni and cadre had the opportunity to mingle, eat, play games and share stories about their times in the Crimson Tide Battalion.

Cadet Preston selected as Commander of Troops- Advanced Camp

  • September 15th, 2017
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Cadet Preston represented The Crimson Tide Battalion as he was selected to be the Commander of Troops for the 6th Regiment Advanced Camp graduation. His accomplishment stands out among many experienced by Alabama Cadets at Advanced Camp this year. Roll Tide!

Cadet Dalton Phillips Air Assault 12-mile ruck march Champion

  • September 15th, 2017
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Congrats to CDT Dalton Phillips for graduating The Sabalauski Air Assault School at Ft. Campbell this summer. Not only did he graduate, but he was named the 12-mile ruck march champion for his class, finishing with a time of 2hrs and 16 mins. Awesome job representing the Crimson Tide Battalion! Roll Tide!

Cadet Jonathan Joyner Receives 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholarship Award

  • June 19th, 2017
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Cadet Jonathan Joyner Accepts FulBright Scholarship Award

Jonathan Joyner, of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, will conduct a study in Sri Lanka on its recent civil war. He is a Blount Scholar, a 2017 graduate in international studies with a minor in French, and will soon be a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.

The highly competitive Fulbright U.S Student program provides grants for individually designed study and research projects or for English teaching assistantships. More than 11,000 applicants compete for approximately 1,500 awards each year.