The University of Texas at Austin
  • Tower shines orange tonight

    By Gary Susswein
    Gary Susswein
    Published: Oct. 27, 2010

    The Tower at The University of Texas at Austin will be lighted orange Wednesday, Oct. 27 in honor of the university’s Army ROTC Ranger Challenge Co-Ed Team, which placed first this past weekend in the 2010 5th Apache Brigade Competition.

    The Texas Army ROTC competed in the two-day Ranger Challenge Competition that included nine other ROTC programs throughout Texas. The competition challenges cadets mentally and physically, enhances leadership, critical thinking and team cohesion, develops healthy competition among battalions and helps retain cadets. It includes a physical fitness test, 10-kilometer foot march in which cadets carry more than 40 pounds, a written exam, a first aid/obstacle course, a hand grenade assault course, day and night orienteering that spans more than 10 cross-country miles, and a rifle assembly and disassembly competition.

    The Army ROTC team will go on to compete in an international competition in West Point.

    Learn more about the university’s Army ROTC program.

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      Paul Woodruff said on Oct. 28, 2010 at 2:14 p.m.
      Chalk up another great success for Army ROTC. As a veteran of this program from another campus, I salute you. And congratulations to the excellent faculty in the program here at Texas.
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      Lorraine said on Oct. 27, 2010 at 10:59 p.m.
      Congratulations from Hawaii!!!
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      Tina Thompson said on Oct. 27, 2010 at 9:20 p.m.
      Hoo-ah! It's about time that the University of Texas recognize the Army ROTC cadets. We had the privilege of watching the Longhorn battalion cadets compete in the 2001 Ranger Challenge at Ft. Hood, as our daughter was a competitor. We are not former cadets, but we are Life Members of the Texas Caissons. Congratulations from Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Thompson
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