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ROTC's return

A ceremony welcomes men and women in uniform.

Michael Marsland

Michael Marsland

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The sight of men in uniform—and women, too—is becoming common on campus again. This fall marks the reestablishment of Navy and Air Force ROTC to Yale after a 40-year absence.

On September 21, the university officially welcomed the new detachments in a ceremony in front of the war memorial in Hewitt Quadrangle. The Navy program has 12 midshipmen, all from Yale; the Air Force program includes 8 cadets from Yale and about 30 from other colleges in the area. 

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