Five IUP Journalism students were embedded as reporters while 140 IUP ROTC cadets took part in field training exercises on October 12-14, 2012, at Camp Dawson, W.Va.
The students were incorporated into the unit as they observed and participated in numerous training events while practicing field collection of data and photography, facing the challenges that come with "being deployed with" an Army unit. The cadets gained training in escorting and facilitating media on the battlefield.
Jeremy Hartley, East Grand Avenue, Tower City, a Journalism major who served as an HM3 in the Navy from 2006-2011 and was deployed to Afghanistan with the Marine Corps 1st Battalion 5th regiment, is interviewed about his experience, along with Journalism associate professor Michele Papakie, who also served in Afghanistan and who is wing inspector general at the 171st Air Refueling Wing of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.
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