New Student Orientation: Aug. 2021
This fall the NROTC Battalion welcomed the new Class of 2025 during an action-packed day full of orientation activities. On Aug. 21, our 4/C midshipmen went through freshman indoctrination with the NROTC Unit. During orientation, new midshipmen were introduced to basic military customs and courtesies, close order drill, and familiarization with the Unit. Events during orientation included uniform issue, administrative in-processing, and hours of drill practice. The day came to a close with the entire Battalion observing the 4/C midshipmen being sworn in the Commanding Officer.
Spring Commissioning: May 2021
On Friday, May 14, 2021, the University of Idaho/Washington State University NROTC Unit held a commissioning ceremony. In total, five officers were commissioned: three Navy and two Marines. Our two Marine 2nd Lieutenants will go to Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA to attend The Basic School (TBS). One of our Navy Ensigns will be attending Flight School, one Ensign will be reporting to a Surface Ship in Mayport, Florida, and one Ensign is attending Nuclear Submarine School.
Northwest Navy Competition: March 2019
Northwest Navy is the annual competition between the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) units at the University of Idaho/Washington State University, the University of Utah, the University of Washington, and Oregon State University. This year, the University of Idaho/Washington State University NROTC Unit hosted the event. The schools faced off in Regulation Drill, Color Guard, Physical Fitness Test, Physical Readiness Test, Academics, Ammo Can Relay, Flag Football, Volleyball, Weapons Relay, and a Kim’s Game 5k run. The U of I/WSU NROTC took second overall behind the University of Washington.
Fall Commissioning: Dec. 2021
On Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, the University of Idaho and Washington State University NROTC Unit held a commissioning ceremony for two new Navy Ensigns and two Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenants. Both of our new Ensigns will attend Flight School while the 2nd Lieutenants will go to Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA to attend The Basic School (TBS).
Toys for Tots: Dec. 2021
The Navy ROTC Battalion is a proud annual supporter of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. The Toys for Tots foundation is dedicated to collecting and distributing Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. Their goal is to bring a message of hope and help children everywhere experience the joy of Christmas. NROTC provides active administrative support for the Moscow/Pullman community during November and December. University fraternities help our Unit collect, sort, and prepare gifts for distribution.
Veterans Day: Nov. 2021
Every Veterans Day there are several events around the local community in which the Battalion participates to honor our veterans and their sacrifices. These events included a wreath laying ceremony at the University of Idaho's Memorial gym, a ceremony at Washington State University, and a flag laying ceremony at U of Idaho’s Admin Lawn. The U of I/WSU NROTC Color Guard had the honor of presenting the colors at the Veterans Day Ceremony on the Admin Lawn.
Army-Navy Flag Football Game: Nov. 2021
Every year, the Naval and Army ROTC Units face off in a competition of athletic skill and performance in the form of a flag football game. Much like the game played between the Academies, there is a fierce rivalry between the Units. This year, entering as back to back champions, the unit defeated the University of Idaho Army ROTC Unit to claim the title for the sixth year in a row.
Homecoming: Oct. 2021
Every year the NROTC Battalion marches in the Vandal Homecoming Parade. The event serves to increase the Battalion’s military bearing and aptitude while providing an opportunity to stay active in the community. Two members of the Unit served as part of the Joint Color Guard, which led the parade down Main Street through downtown Moscow.
Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Ceremony: Sept. 2021
The annual POW/MIA Day ceremony was held this year on Sept.17, 2021. The University of Idaho Navy, Army, and Air Force ROTC Units host the annual POW/MIA ceremony. A joint ROTC force provided Color Guard for the event. Each year, POW/MIA Day honors those still missing from our Nation’s past wars and conflicts as well as those who made the ultimate sacrifice and whose remains have not yet been recovered and returned home.