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The University of Montana ROTC program will conduct training exercises Friday and Saturday on the UM campus, around Mount Sentinel and in the Pattee Canyon and Deer Creek areas.

The annual field exercises usually take place at UM’s Lubrecht Experimental Forest, but heavy snow there necessitated moving the training to campus. Operations will be based out of Schreiber Gym.

On Friday, helicopters will land in the West Riverbowl Field area between 9 and 11 a.m. ROTC candidates participating in the exercises will carry mock weapons with orange tips on and around campus on Friday and Saturday. They will conduct patrolling exercises on Mount Sentinel, though the mountain will remain open for public use.

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