Going to war: ROTC's leadership, battlefield training

Carrying a light machine gun, the heavyset Hondo Arpoika hikes slowly up a hill, the mud on his boots softening his step. His squad’s approach is a stealthy one … left, right, left, right —

Cal Poly community responds to Boston bombings

Aerospace engineering freshman Noah Falck didn’t hear the bombs explode at the Boston Marathon finish line. He had finished the race almost an hour and a half earlier and was resting in a massage area for runners — a safe distance from the destruction wreaked by the bombing. But when another runner told him there had been two explosions, Falck worked his way back to the finish line area to help however he could.

Cal Poly student a ‘Finish Line Hero’

Mustang Daily Staff Report news@mustangdaily.net Cal Poly aerospace engineering freshman Noah Falck was recognized as a “Finish Line Hero” in the Boston Herald on Wednesday for his actions following two explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line. Falck, a ROTC…

Cal Poly ROTC responds to women in combat, front lines

Cristian Ponce Special to Mustang Daily There is no difference in standards between men and women in combat jobs, according to Cal Poly ROTC faculty and staff. This comes after the military lifted a ban on women performing on the…

Cal Poly and UCSB train at Camp SLO

More than 85 cadets from Cal Poly and University of California Santa Barbara this past weekend to conduct Fall field training exercises (FTX).

Student veteran looks to connect with others

Cal Poly student and Army Reserves veteran Jesse Grothaus hopes to start a club on campus to reconnect with fellow student veterans, but has hit a red tape roadblock just in getting the signatures needed to found the club.