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Preparing For Military Service: Inside ROTC

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Honor Guard working with other services at Howard University homecoming.
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Honor Guard working with other services at Howard University homecoming.

Each week, a group of cadets in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) meets on the campus of Howard University for intense physical training. The cadets, who are preparing for military service in the Air Force, say being a part of ROTC in the nation's capital is a unique experience. Lauren Landau meets up with the cadets to hear about the meaning of ROTC in Washington -- from workouts on the Mall to meet-and-greets with top military brass.

[Music: "Soldier of Love (instrumental)" by Sade from Soldier of Love]

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