Every fall the University of Idaho Army ROTC faces off against the Navy ROTC in a game of flag football. The game typically occurs on the Friday evening before the Saturday of the famed Army - Navy game, featuring the teams from the United States military academies. The winning team gets bragging rights and a plaque that resides the the winner's department until the next game.
» See the 2012 game photos.
Palousafest is a free event on the University of Idaho campus. There are numerous information tables featuring local businesses along with campus organizations and university departments give new University of Idaho students a taste of the Moscow community and on-campus resources. The Chrisman Battalion Army ROTC will have an information table set up with opportunities to register for the Military Science 1 and 2 classes and sign ups for the Raft trip in August.
The Chrisman Battalion raft trip is conducted to build Esprit de corps in the cadets and students of the Army ROTC and the University of Idaho. It is in August . For a very in-expensive ticket price this trip includes transportation to and from Riggins Idaho, the complete raft trip by Salmon River Excursions and a snack for breakfast and lunch during the raft trip. This is a great way to have the raft trip experience and to meet the future officer leadership of the US Army.
» See photos from the trip on flickr.
The Ranger Challenge is an opportunity for schools to "compete" with each other completing military tasks. In addition to a written examination where Cadets test their Army knowledge, there are physical fitness drills and field exercises. Battalions leave a Ranger Challenge with stronger bonds and sharper skills.
» Read about our 2011 Ranger Challenge Regional win.
Rappelling is included in the Military Science courses for the adventure aspect and to teach students to overcome their inherent fear of heights and to trust their equipment and training. Rappelling is conducted in both the fall and spring semesters. The fall rappel training is more of an introduction with classes and a 35 foot wall rappel at the fire station training facility in Moscow, where the Rappel training in the spring is a 90 foot free rappel in the Kibbie dome.
» See the photos from our Spring 2012 rappelling lab on flickr.
The annual Chrisman Battalion Ski Trip is open to any one on campus interested for a small fee, typically it includes transportation, a discounted lift ticket, and discounted equipment rental. This trip is organized to build Esprit de corps in the cadets and students of the Army ROTC and the University of Idaho.
Each November the Army Military Science Department invites students, faculty, staff and family from the University of Idaho to participate in the annual Turkey Shoot food drive. Each participant fires eight rounds from an M16 machine gun with a .22 caliber conversion kit installed. The top shooter in each catagory wins a turkey. The can foods collected are used to support the Warrior Promise Foundation.
» See the photos on flickr.