FASF Trustee, Colonel Cline’s Air Force ROTC Cadets joined forces with Colonel David McCoy’s NMSU Army ROTC Cadets to march in the 113th colorful annual President’s Day Parade at NMSU’s Hadley Field on the NMSU campus Horshoe Drive. FASF members Colonel Alan Fisher and Ric Lambart were invited to view the passing of the troops. The US Army Band from Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas, provided the marching cadence with their well performed martial music. Photos below are courtesy of NMSU Journalism student Rosemary Woller, the FASF Aerodrome Staff, and Col. Alan Fisher, long time FASF member.
Above: Colonel Cline greets 1st honored guests to arrive early: L to R above: Col. Cline;Mrs. Baker, US Navy Captain Walter Baker, Ret.; Mrs. Mary Reinhart, and Lt. Colonel James Harbison, US Army Ret.
Getting ready to Review NMSU ROTC Cadets are, L to R:Ben Woods, President of the NMSU Aggie Development Corp and Assistant to the NMSU President;Lt. Col. David McCoy, US Army ROTC Commander; Lt. Col. Ira Cline, USAF, AFROTC Commander;Brigadier General Juan Griego,US Army, andChief Sergeant Major, Lance Lehr, US Army.
L to R above: In Red NMSU Jacket, Mr.Jay Riveraand his brother,Capt. Joshua Rivera,(both on the Army ROTC’s Staff) with Cadets in Foreground: Army cadetLTC Jarred Green, AF CadetColonels Katie Armstrong,andPeter Smith, Army CadetCOL Tessa Thompson, and AF CadetLt. Col. Brad Ward.
L to R inspecting the assembled Cadets are PresidentBen Woods, Colonel David McCoy, Colonel Ira Cline, and Army CadetColonel Tessa Thompson.
Passing in Review are the combined ROTC Color Guard, with L to R above:AF Cadet Weston Stutzman; Army Cadet Sergeant First Class Brian Webb; AFCadet Capt. Victor Acosta; ArmyCadet 2nd LT Krista Gatan, Air Force CadetAngelica Helton;ArmyCadet 2nd LT Richard Buck.
Leading the “Pass in Review” of all the ROTC units are the top Officer Cadets above, L to R: ArmyCadet Capt. Eric Paul;Army Cadet LTC Jarred Green, Air ForceCadet Colonel Katie Armstrong; Army CadetCOL Tessa Thompson; Air ForceCadet Col. Peter Smith(hidden behind Cadet Thompson); andAir ForceCadet Col. Brad Ward.
Above, Army ROTC Cadet Captain Polly Raleysaluting the Colors – Photo byRosemary Wollerof NMSU
Our own FASF member,Colonel Alan Fisher, who was once the Commanding Officer of the NMSU AFROTC – and who actually pinned his new 2nd Lt. Bars on now TrusteeColonel Ira Cline’suniform at his graduation from NMSU’s AFROTC many years ago, strikes a pose with his friend and honored guest at the President’s Review, RetiredNavy Captain Walter Baker.
Not to lose out on the photo ops,Colonel Alan Fisherinsisted on taking this shot (above) of FASF PresidentRic Lambart,after he had compared experiences withCapt. Bakerabout his own short 3 year career in the US. Navy.Colonel Clineis in background (R) with his young son, Nathan.
Photo (above) of Platoon ofColonel Cline’s AirForce Detachment 505’s Cadets was taken by NMSU journalism student,Rosemary Woller.