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Lt. JG John Waters, Lt. Cmdr. Mike Steffens, and Lt. JG Kevin Willett

Lt. JG John Waters, Lt. Cmdr. Mike Steffens, and Lt. JG Kevin Willett
From left are Lt. JG John Waters ‘12, Lt. Cmdr. Mike Steffens ‘03, and Lt. JG Kevin Willett ‘13, all U.S. Navy

Lt. Patrick Bates

Lt. Patrick Bates
U.S. Navy Lt. Patrick Bates ’11

Lt. JG Steve Mehr

Lt. JG Steve Mehr
U.S. Navy Lt. JG Steve Mehr ’10

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Ross Holdsworth

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Ross Holdsworth
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Ross Holdsworth '14

U.S. Army Capt. Travis Taggart, at right, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army’s 2-1 General Support Aviation Battalion, watched Saturday’s football game with Capt. Trevor Joseph, a Tennessee alumnus in his battalion. Both men are UH-60 Medevac pilots.

U.S. Army Capt. Travis Taggart
U.S. Army Capt. Travis Taggart '10, at right, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army’s 2-1 General Support Aviation Battalion, watched Saturday’s football game with Capt. Trevor Joseph, a Tennessee alumnus in his battalion. Both men are UH-60 Medevac pilots.

The Virginia National Guard’s First Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade combat team.

Virginia National Guard 116th Infantry Brigade combat team
The Virginia National Guard’s First Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade combat team

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Rembold, at right, poses for a picture with German Major Olaf Balenseifer and a Mongolian guard at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Lt. Col. Mike Rembold
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Rembold '96, at right, poses for a picture with German Major Olaf Balenseifer and a Mongolian guard at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Started in 2006 by IMG College, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Hokie Heroes program honors Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni who are currently deployed.

Recipients of this honor are highlighted during the radio broadcasts of Virginia Tech football games by Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop, on the Corps of Cadets website, and in the Corps Review magazine.

These are the Hokie Heroes featured during the first half of this year’s football season.

To nominate a Hokie Hero for recogition during an upcoming football game, email phosner@vt.edu.