ROTC Weekend Training

April 20, 2013- Robert Jones, a junior at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, surveys the forests of Camp Edwards in Sandwich, Mass. while planning a mission during ROTC training. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 20, 2013- Robert Jones, a junior at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, surveys the forests of Camp Edwards in Sandwich, Mass. while planning a mission during ROTC training. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

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April 20, 2013- Cadet Ryan Shaw, a junior at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, performs a simulated mission during ROTC training at Camp Edwards, a military training installation, in Sandwich, Mass. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 20, 2013- Cadet Ryan Shaw, a junior at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, performs a simulated mission during ROTC training at Camp Edwards, a military training installation, in Sandwich, Mass. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 20, 2013- Cadet Ryan Shaw, a junior at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, checks an "enemy" for weapons during ROTC training at Camp Edwards, a military training installation in Sandwich, Mass. while an older cadet, right, judges his performance. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 20, 2013- Cadet Ryan Shaw, a junior at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, checks an “enemy” for weapons during ROTC training at Camp Edwards, a military training installation in Sandwich, Mass. while an older cadet, right, judges his performance. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 20, 2013- Robert Jones, a junior at Massachusetts Maritime Academy leads his fellow cadets through the forest of Camp Edwards in Sandwich, Mass. during ROTC training. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 20, 2013- Robert Jones, a junior at Massachusetts Maritime Academy leads his fellow cadets through the forest of Camp Edwards in Sandwich, Mass. during ROTC training. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 20, 2013- Ryan Shaw, left, and Robert Jones, right, both juniors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, take a moment to play rock-paper-scissors during ROTC training at Camp Edwards in Sandwich, Mass. “There’s a brotherhood [at the Academy]… You won’t find friends anywhere else like this,” said Jones. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 21, 2013- Freshman and sophomore cadets perform a bomb-deactivating exercise during ROTC training at Camp Edwards, a military training installation, in Sandwich, Mass. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 21, 2013- Freshman and sophomore cadets perform a bomb-deactivating exercise during ROTC training at Camp Edwards, a military training installation, in Sandwich, Mass. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 21, 2013- Freshman and sophomore cadets prepare for obstacle course training at Camp Edwards, a military installation, in Sandwich, Mass. on Sunday. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 21, 2013- Freshman and sophomore cadets prepare for obstacle course training at Camp Edwards, a military installation, in Sandwich, Mass. on Sunday. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

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April 21, 2013- Patrick O'Neal, front, and Michael Myers, left, both Boston University juniors, clean weapons at Camp Edwards, a military training installation in Sandwich, Mass. on Sunday. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 21, 2013- Patrick O’Neal, front, and Michael Myers, left, both Boston University juniors, clean weapons at Camp Edwards, a military training installation in Sandwich, Mass. on Sunday. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 21, 2013- Cadets of ROTC, Reserve Officers' Training Corps, climb an obstacle course titled The Tough One at Camp Edwards, a military training installation, in Sandwich, Mass. on Sunday. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 21, 2013- Cadets of ROTC, Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, climb an obstacle course titled The Tough One at Camp Edwards, a military training installation, in Sandwich, Mass. on Sunday. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 20, 2013- Cadets Alicia Oliveira, left, Myles Malone, middle, and Ryan Shaw, right, of Squad Alpha 1-3, discuss a plan for their next mission during ROTC training at Camp Edwards in Sandwich, Mass. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

April 20, 2013- Cadets Alicia Oliveira, left, Myles Malone, middle, and Ryan Shaw, right, of Squad Alpha 1-3, discuss a plan for their next mission during ROTC training at Camp Edwards in Sandwich, Mass. Photo by Melanie Rieders.

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