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Cadets Return to School

Mon, Oct 20, 2008

Cadets return to the University of Texas to further educate their minds with valuable information from professors, cadre, and study groups.


Commencing training at Camp Mabry

Mon, Oct 20, 2008

Cadets further prepare themselves with familiarization of Army doctrine and tactics. By returning to Mabry, cadets mark the start of another year of training before some of them transition into Lieutenants in the United States Army.


Outstanding Students Commission as 2nd Lieutenants

Four cadets and outstanding students commission as second lieutenants with guest speaker Major General Mayorga.

Wed, May 28, 2008

As the Spring 2008 semester wraps up at the University of Texas, five outstanding cadets in the Army R.O.T.C. program earn their commission as 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Army.


Army R.O.T.C Cadets Strive for Perfection

Cadets showed up at the RAS building loading dock to warmup and train in order to increase their phsyical and mental strength.

Wed, May 28, 2008

With the approach of the summer school sessions and long, hot summer days, ROTC cadets let nothing stand in their way to become stronger in everyway they possibly can. Every day from 1100-1300, ROTC cadets execute CrossFit workouts that Captain Stefan McFarland gives them. Captain McFarland is their military advisor and a certified Level 1 CrossFit trainer.


Military Ball

Mon, May 5, 2008

The Longhorn Battalion held its annual Military Ball on April 25th. The event was a chance for the cadets to socialize and formally recognize all the graduating seniors.


Combat Water Survival Test

Cadets receive a "GO" in all events

Tue, Mar 25, 2008

The Longhorn Battalion woke up before the swim team on Wednesday, 19 MAR and opened the Texas Swim Center early so that they could perform their Combat Water Survival Test (CWST).


Commanding General Visits UT

Tue, Mar 25, 2008

The Commanding General of Cadet Command, MG Winfield, met the Longhorn Battalion at the Combat Water Survival Test (CWST) on the morning of Wednesday, 19 MAR. He observed the last few cadets as they successfully completed the CWST, and then spoke briefly. He spoke about the MS IVs of the battalion who had a very high percentage of Excellence (E) evaluations when they attended Warrior Forge, a five-week summer course that assesses the cadets’ leadership potential and is a requirement for commissioning. He challenged the MS IIIs, who will be attending Warrior Forge, to live up to their predecessors’ example, and motivated the MS Is and IIs to continue on to meet the high expectations for cadets from the University of Texas.


MS III Cadets Teach Breaking Contact

MS IIIs took the reins on lab on 20 MAR

Tue, Mar 25, 2008

The normal planning process took place prior to this week's lab, but something slightly different happened when it was time to execute that plan. The MS IIIs stepped in front of the MS I and II cadets and started teaching.


MS IV Cadets Attend Vets for Freedom Rally

A field trip takes the MS IV cadets to the Capitol steps

Mon, Mar 24, 2008

Thursday, 20 MAR 2008, the MS IV cadets arrived to their Military Science class earlier than usual. They loaded a van with three cadre members and made the short drive down Guadalupe to the State Capitol.


Military Ball is Coming!

April 25th, at the Radisson downtown Austin

Tue, Mar 18, 2008

It's that time of year again: the Annual Military Ball is nearing!


Weapons FTX 2008

Cadets fire M16s at Camp Bullis, TX

Thu, Mar 6, 2008

The Weapons FTX, held on 15-16 February, was a great success! That Thursday, cadets learned the basics of rifle marksmanship at lab. This includes positioning, breathing, trigger squeeze, target acquisition, and aiming. Then, they were able to put these skills into action on Saturday.


Lab 2: Movement

Cadets receive basic instruction on moving through the woods

Tue, Feb 5, 2008

Cadet Crystal Garcia is an MS III (third-year) cadet who will be going to LDAC this summer. LDAC is a five-week program that evaluates a cadet's ability to lead and perform certain soldiering tasks. She will be able to utilize the training from this week's lab in leading troops in simulated combat situations.


Lab 3 - Movement, Part II

A more in-depth look at movement

Mon, Feb 4, 2008

Cadet Jamie Cruz is an MS III (third-year) cadet who is majoring in Nursing. She will attend LDAC this summer, where she will be able to utilize the knowledge gained from this and other labs to lead troops in simulated combat environments.


Lab 1 - Orientation and COL Lawson Magruder, Jr. Award

Cadets get to know the new leadership, a deserving cadet receives scholarship

Thu, Jan 24, 2008

This Thursday, 17 JAN 2008, the Longhorn Battalion came together again after a long, relaxing break for all. The topic of lab this week was orientation for new cadets and MS I/II and the presentation of the COL Lawson W. Magruder, Jr. Award.


MS III/MS IV Crossfit

MS IIIs and MS IVs learn how to train crossfit

Thu, Jan 24, 2008

This past Saturday, 12 January 2008, the MS III and MS IV cadets ended their break early to learn more about fitness. Dutch Lowy, from Texas A/M Crossfit, traveled to Austin to teach us about a successful and healthy diet and a vigorous workout program that consistently produces results.


Fall 2007 Commissioning Ceremony

2LT Tillotson ends his cadet career and begins life as an officer

Thu, Jan 24, 2008

Cadets, friends, and loved ones of David Tillotson filled the RAS conference room on December 19th, 2007. His father read him his oath of office and SFC Gamboa delivered his first salute.