MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - An open house held at the Marquette National Guard Armory on Thursday educated the public about their programs.
The NMU ROTC and Army National Guard collaborated on the event. It was open to the public, and students from Marquette and Munising high schools were also invited to come.
Attendees interacted with National Guard and ROTC members to learn about their positions. They also had information about the many jobs one could have in the Army and National Guard.
“The army in itself is like a microcosm. There’s just about every you could want to do, from medical to finance, to flying helicopters, to driving tanks to being a ground soldier as an infantryman. So, there’s just a lot of options out there,” said Cpt. Matthew Considine, Assistant Professor of Military Science at NMU.
The event also included demonstrations on how to handle different army firearms. An Army Blackhawk helicopter was scheduled to land in Marquette for the event, but it's flight was delayed due to weather. .