Black Hawk landing on Quad for Veteran’s Week

Veterans Week

The Black Hawk landing will be the main event of this year’s Veteran’s Week and will take place the same day as the Touch-a-Truck event on the Academic Quad. During the Touch-a-Truck event, students will be able to view and interact with the military vehicles, including an H2 Humvee, as well as view the Black Hawk helicopter. Black Hawk, an Army UH60 helicopter, is an aircraft used for utility transport and air assault in the field.

Bloomsburg University will feature a Black Hawk helicopter landing in honor of Veteran’s Week. The landing will take place on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:45 a.m. on the Academic Quad and will highlight BU’s Veteran’s Week from Monday, Nov. 6, through Friday, Nov. 10.

The Black Hawk landing will be the main event of this year’s Veteran’s Week and will take place the same day as the Touch-a-Truck event on the Academic Quad. During the Touch-a-Truck event, students will be able to view and interact with the military vehicles, including an H2 Humvee, as well as view the Black Hawk helicopter. Black Hawk, an Army UH60 helicopter, is an aircraft used for utility transport and air assault in the field.

BU’s Office of Military and Veteran’s Resources, BUSVA, the Zeigler College of Business, and the Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard will sponsor several activities throughout the week to educate students about the military and honor existing veterans. The schedule for the week includes:

Monday, Nov. 6
  • Veterans Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., University Store
Tuesday, Nov. 7
  • Veterans Appreciation Posters, SSC Lobby
  • Airing of Dunkirk and discussion 7-9 p.m., Kehr Union Building Multipurpose B
Wednesday, Nov. 8
  • Guest Speaker: Mike Medvec- BUSVA’s first president 1-2 p.m., Kehr Union Building Multipurpose A
  • Veterans Dinner at the American Legion Post 273, 5-10:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9
  • Black Hawk Helicopter Landing 7:45 a.m., Academic Quad
  • Touch-A-Truck, Academic Quad
Friday, Nov. 10
  • Veteran Suicide Awareness Walk, SSC Patio/ Academic Quad, Donate!
  • Marine Corps Birthday Celebration, 10 a.m., SSC Patio

Once again, Victory Media is designating Bloomsburg University, a Silver Status Military Friendly school. Victory Media evaluates universities in six categories (academics, admissions, culture, financial aid, graduation and military retention) that measure its accommodations to military students. BU exceeds the Military Friendly standard in three of the six categories by over 70% and scoring within 30% of the 10th ranked school in the category of public universities with fewer than 10,000 students.