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NMSU AFROTC to host exhibition

The New Mexico State University Air Force ROTC detachment will host a military and law enforcement exhibition and recruiting event on Thursday, March 29, from 14:30 p.m. on Pride Field.

People looking at a helicopter
A United States Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk special operations helicopter out of Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque appeared on the NMSU Horseshoe in honor of the 114th annual NMSU ROTC Pass-in-Review event. A&M Day at NMSU will feature an Air Force UH-1N helicopter landing in the same area this year.(Photo by Darren Phillips)

The event is called A&M Day, reminiscent of when NMSU was known as New Mexico A&M with a focus on military training.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be two food trucks, La Ristra Express and Luchador, and music.

The event also will feature an Air Force UH-1N helicopter landing in the middle of the field; demonstrations of the explosive-ordinance disposal mission by Holloman Air Force Base; a Homeland Security mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) truck on display; military working dogs; and attendees will be able to try on chemical-warfare suits.

Attendees and those interested in joining any branch of the military will be able to talk with helicopter crewmen, special operators, recruiters, as well as Homeland Security personnel.

The NMSU Fire Department will also be at the event and will be available to answer any questions for those interested in joining emergency response services.