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Battalion Dining In

Tue, Dec 12, 2006

The Longhorn Battalion held a Dining In on November 17th. The event was a chance for the cadets to socialize and build some camaraderie as well as become familiar with a long standing Army tradition. Mr Vice was Cadet Lewis, who throughly enjoyed sending violators of protocol to the "Grog" bowl. The guest speaker was Colonel (Ret) Novier from San Antonio.


Veterans day Ceremony

Wed, Dec 6, 2006

The Longhorn Battalion participated in a joint ROTC Veterans' Day ceremony on November 10th. The ceremony, which was held at the LBJ Library, has become a tradition within the ROTC department as a tribute to the soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines who have served this country.


Cadet Sullivan makes the news

Nursing student interviewed for story

Mon, Dec 4, 2006

Cadet Conoly Sullivan was recently interviewed for a story that appeared in the Dallas Morning News. She is a student in the School of Nursing and will be graduating and commissioning in 2008. The story can be found online at the Dallas News website.


Fall FTX a success

Fri, Nov 17, 2006

The Fall Field training exercise was a success this year. The excercise was held a camp Bullis in San Antonio and training included the Field Leaders Reaction Course, a land navigation course, an obstacle course and the rappel tower.


Hamburger Hill veteran speaks

Thu, Nov 16, 2006

Colonel (Ret) Bob Harkins, Silver Star winner, Vietnam Vet and current UT Director of Parking and Safety was a guest speaker recently.


Intramural Football team makes playoffs

Thu, Nov 16, 2006

The AROTC intramural football team had a successful season this year. They went 3-2 for the season which was 3 more victories than the team had last season and was good enough to get them into the playoffs.


Retired General briefs ethics

Thu, Nov 16, 2006

An LBJ Ethics professor, retired Brigadier General Howard Prince, visited the Longhorn Battalion and gave a briefing on his experences in the Vietnam war and how ethics play a hugh part in every war.


Cadet's father is guest speaker

Thu, Nov 16, 2006

COL Jeff Russell, 18th Engineer Brigade commander and father of MS1 Cadet Russell recently was a guest speaker during one of the MSIII classes. Col Russell is currently stationed in Germany.


Cadet Crowder contracts

Thu, Nov 16, 2006

Cadet Crowder was sworn in as a Contracted cadet recently. She has been in the program since fall of last year and is currently an MSII.


PMS speaks at Dripping Springs on Veterans day

Thu, Nov 16, 2006

The Professor of Military Science, Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Vizzarri was one of the guest speakers at the Veterans day ceremony at Dripping Springs High school on November 10th. LTC Vizzarri, who has had a combat tour in Afghanistan and Iraq, spoke of duty and sacrifice and thanked the students for thier appreciation and support.


Longhorns Cadets Honor Veterans Day

Wed, Nov 8, 2006

On Saturday November 4 at Russell A. Steindam Hall Lieutenant General Raymond T. Odierno (field artillery) spoke to the cadets of the Longhorn Battalion about leadership, today’s Army, and the war in Iraq. General Odierno is the Commander of the 3rd armored corps (III corps) and Ft. Hood is the largest military installation in the world.


Yoga anyone?

Fri, Oct 20, 2006

The Longhorn Battalion was treated to a special PT session on October 20th; a yoga session given by UT senior Bonnie Varner. The cadets were put through what we are sure was a very basic yet very enlightening yoga workout. The event was part of the continuing effort to diversify the normal PT routine. It gave the cadets a look at a different way to reach the same goal of staying physically fit.


Cadets meet with Senior Mentor

UT Alum provides mentoring

Mon, Oct 16, 2006

LTG (R) Lawson Magruder, the son of a former Professor of Military Science here at the University of Texas and a UT alum himself, has volunteered his time to serve as a senior mentor to five cadets.


A “First” for AROTC at UT

Ranger Challenge team wins co-ed first place trophy

Mon, Oct 16, 2006

On Oct 15th, the COED Ranger Challenge team won 1st place in the 2006 Ranger Challenge competition at Camp Bullis, near San Antonio.


Color Guard Mingles with Celebrities at Recent Football Game

Cadets meet a Survivor and Hall of Fame running back

Fri, Oct 13, 2006

Cadets of the AROTC Color Guard were fortunate enough to meet several celebrities during a recent football game. (We won’t mention which game, as it is best forgotten...)


Longhorn Battalion takes on UT Lady Horns Swim Team in "Competition"

Cadets lock “Horns” with swimmers in friendly showdown

Thu, Oct 12, 2006

Cadets of the Longhorn Battalion took on the UT Lady Longhorn swim team in a friendly physical fitness competition in the early morning hours of October 11th.


Longhorn Battalion Visits Chuck Norris and the World Combat League

Cadets rub elbows with Hollywood tough guy

Thu, Oct 12, 2006

During the recent World Combat League Western Conference Playoffs, held September 22 in Austin, Longhorn Battalion Cadets got to rub elbows with long time karate king Chuck Norris.


ROTC Cadets Welcomed by Seniors

Longhorn Battalion conducts its annual orientation

Mon, Sep 18, 2006

On August 29th, one day before school started, the Longhorn Battalion conducted its annual orientation. During the orientation new ROTC cadets received an open arm welcome from seniors that included a tour of the facility, free lunch, interactive military training, and a hands-on introduction to combat tactics.


Longhorn Battalion Cadets Conduct Rifle Training

Cadets get a chance to zero and qualify with a M16

Wed, Mar 22, 2006

On March 4, 2006 cadets of the Longhorn Battalion participated in an M16 rifle zero and qualification range at Fort Hood.


Longhorn Battalion Cadets Raise Over $700 dollars in Pie Auction

Cadre bid for chance to hit staff with multi-ingredient pies

Wed, Mar 22, 2006

On January 2, 2006, cadets of the Longhorn Battalion participated in the one of our most successful fund raisers, a pie auction. The event raised over 700 dollars for the Goldbar Association, an Army ROTC Club which organizes fundraising events to provide funds for activities that entertain and educate cadets.