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Family Weekend 2019

As part of the University of Kentuky's annual Heroes Day tradition, Detachment 290 presented the pregame field-sized flag ceremony in conjunction with the UK Army ROTC Wildcat Battalion last Saturday, 7 September 2019.  The Flying Wildcats also hosted a family tailgate outside Barker Hall before the game. 

The activities kicked off with a display retreat ceremony lead by cadets, which allowed their parents to observe how the wing conducts operations.  After the flag was  retired by the Flying Wildcat Honor Guard, the cadets and their families enjoyed a delicious tailgate barbeque courtesty of the Flying Wildcats Booster Club.  Cadets, families, and cadre were all able to mingle and discuss life in ROTC and more during the afternoon's festivities.  Cadets then transitioned to Nutter Field House, where they joined members of the Wildcat Battalion to prepare for the flag presentation.  At approximately 1930, the cadets took the field for the National Anthem, and concluded the ceremony with a C-130 Hercules flyover of Kroger Field.   

The Flying Wildcats then took to the stands with their families to watch UK beat Eastern Michigan.  Go 'Cats!