U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Derek “Shootsbe” Heinz, a 2007 Clemson University alumnus, has graduated the Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) course in the nation’s newest and most advanced fighter jet, the F-35C. The Navy announced Heinz became one of the first two F-35 pilots to graduate from the TOPGUN course flying the fifth-generation Joint Strike Fighter.
U.S. Army Capt. William Cline was a lot of things: husband, father, proud Clemson Tiger, war hero and - thankfully for future generations of Clemson students and researchers — a meticulous cataloger and avid photographer.
Clemson University’s rich military history was front and center in the nation’s capital recently when videos of veterans’ military service remembrances were presented to the Library of Congress. At a Baltimore-Washington Alumni Club event in Washington, D.C., College of Business Dean Wendy York added 25 veteran interviews to the Library of Congress’ collection of more […]
Clemson alumnus Paul Barnett will give need-based students great opportunities.
David Lyle donates his time, as well as his resources, to honor Clemson University students – past and present – who also felt called to serve their country.
Clemson University’s Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units will hold a joint ceremony to commission 16 second lieutenants at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Tillman Hall Auditorium. Six students will receive commissions into the U.S. Army and 10 will receive commissions into the U.S. Air Force.
Education at Clemson did not come easy for Major David W.E. Black.
Three remarkable men, representing three hellish wars that have become cornerstones of American history, shared a stage at Clemson University Thursday, Oct. 4. It was the first, and likely will be the only time living prisoners of war from WWII, Korea and Vietnam appeared together at the university that was founded in 1889 as an all-male military college and, according to current president Jim Clements, still prides the military leaders forged in its Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs and their extraordinary deeds in service to the nation above all else that it does.
For what is believed to be the first time, and very likely will be the last time, three living veterans who survived years of captivity in three of the modern world’s defining wars – World War II, Korea, and Vietnam – will share a stage and microphone in Clemson University’s Tillman Hall auditorium from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4.
U.S. Air Force Capt. William R. Austin II and his aircraft commander had out-maneuvered certain death hundreds of times before they got hit. A fighter pilot with the storied “Triple Nickel” 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Austin had flown 80 combat missions over North Vietnam in the powerful F-4 Phantom II despite the enemy’s attempts to […]
CLEMSON – Five students from the College of Science took a U.S. Military Oath of Office followed by the Silver Dollar Salute during Clemson University’s Joint Commissioning Ceremony at Tillman Hall on Wednesday (May 9). Forty students in Clemson University’s Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) were honored at the Joint Ceremony, […]
Clemson University’s Air Force ROTC program is strong and growing. Though the program’s 47 percent enrollment increase over the past two years can in large part be attributed to increased federal budget allocations aimed at growing the Air Force in general, including a shortage of Air Force pilots, tradition and brand are variables that may […]
The fledgling U.S. Air Force careers of brothers Cameron and Evan Dunker are off to a flying start. The “socially identical” but biologically fraternal twin brothers from Aiken, S.C., were recently awarded slots in undergraduate pilot training when they graduate next May from Clemson University’s Air Force ROTC program as second lieutenants. The 23-year-olds were […]
This Tiger, active in the U.S. Air Force, was adopted at 3 days old. He and his wife adopted their daughter to give her the same chance at happiness. Meet U.S. Air Force Maj. Brock Lusk.
A brotherhood like no other was on display Saturday as veterans who now are students at Clemson University visited their brothers- and sisters-in-arms at the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson to deliver 220 hand-made care packages and, more importantly, share some time with those who fought before them.