Six members of the Air Force ROTC unit were able to participate in a space-traffic exercise when Col. Eric Dorminey became a Sprint Advanced Concept Training operations center site lead with the U.S. Space Command.
Ibarra, a junior in Air Force ROTC, returned to campus two weeks before the start of classes as part of the upper-class training cadre for new cadets, where he stood out for his ability to teach and motivate the first-year cadets.
This year, iterations of photo cutouts are appearing in sports stadiums across the globe because of the limitations that COVID-19 imposes on large crowds. On Saturday, about 1,000 cutouts will be on display in Lane Stadium for the Hokies' first football game of the year.
Maintaining strong physical distancing, donning face coverings, and bringing with them an enduring Ut Prosim spirit, cadets helped locate, carry, process, and hand out packages to students at the War Memorial Gym package operation.
Our community has done a remarkable job so far, and now it’s up to each one of us to keep our campus open. Your role is to follow the university guidelines, honor our Community Wellness Commitment, and protect your peers and community members both on and off campus.
Cadet leaders acknowledge that it will take discipline and a willingness to change routines, but that both are critical to mitigate the health risks of COVID-19 and help keep the larger Hokie community safe.
When the senior from Mount Vernon, Virginia, found himself unable to pursue his dream of being a Navy pilot, he rallied by switching to a national security and foreign affairs major at Virginia Tech and resetting his goal to become an intelligence officer in the Navy.