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Roll Call: The Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association would like pictures of Aggies in Service. If you have a family member or friend who is either currently serving or has served in the past, please click on the image above to submit a photo. There are fields to give us information about your service member - the more info you give about them, the better we can tell their story.
The Kroger Community Rewards Program supports the CCA when you shop at Kroger. To get started, you can register online at:
You must have a registered Kroger Plus card account to link to the CCA. If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
Please make sure you use the CCA NPO# 80945 when linking your account. To verify that you are enrolled correctly, you will see Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association on the right side of your online information page. REMEMBER, purchases will not count until after you register your card. And you must swipe your registered Kroger Plus Card or use your Alt ID when shopping for each purchase to count. If you use your phone number at the register and are unsure of your Kroger Plus Card number, you can call 800-576-4377 and select option 4 to get your Plus Card number.
Thank you for supporting the Corps of Cadets Association by using the Kroger Community Rewards Program.
From the Commandant: "We had over 880 young men and women check-in for Freshman Orientation Week (FOW) to begin their transition to the Corps of Cadets! Corps Commander David Trigg ’15 and his staff have done a spectacular job coaching, teaching, and mentoring the new cadets, teaching them the basics of Corps life and introducing them to Aggieland. Most important, however, is getting the cadets ready for the academic school year. This year’s FOW has a heavy dose of academic programs for our new fish, as well as the standards of marching, customs and courtesies, wearing the uniform, “whipping out” to upperclassmen, unit history, traditions of Texas A&M, and learning the 4 fish answers. I’m very pleased with the activity I’ve seen around the Quad – especially the leadership shown by the upperclassmen. I look forward to a great year ahead with the 2014-2015 Corps of Cadets!."
To see photos of the past week of FOW activities, go to http://bit.ly/1olV1SV.
ACTIVATION CEREMONIES FOR
G-2, SQ-11 & 3RD REGIMENT
Activation ceremonies for a new major unit in the Corps of Cadets, the 3rd Regiment, will take place at the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center at 9 a.m. Friday, 29 August. Activation ceremonies for two company-sized units, Company G-2 (Gladiators), and Squadron 11 (Heaven’s 11), will take place at the Corps Center at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively, on Friday, 29 August. Each ceremony will include the ceremonial reactivation of the unit, as well as remarks from the Commandant of Cadets, Unit Commanders, and former members of the reactivated units. Receptions will follow the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies.
Join us for the Freshman “Fish” Review on Simpson Drill Field, north of the MSC at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 30. The Fish Review is the culminating event of FOW, and is always a stirring sight to behold. This is a chance for the parents of the freshmen to see what lots of hard work and determination have led to for their sons and daughters over the past 10 days. Parents and Corps supporters alike will enjoy this wonderful ceremony that celebrates the first significant achievement for the Class of ’18! A reminder that seating is VERY LIMITED on Simpson Drill Field, so we recommend that you bring your own chairs, umbrellas, and refreshments for the Freshman Review. We will have limited bleacher seating available, and limited seating on the Reviewing Stand for the handicapped and elderly, but we still encourage those who plan to attend to bring their own chairs. We also recommend that you ARRIVE EARLY, as parking is limited on campus. We look forward to seeing everyone come out this Saturday to celebrate the end of FOW for the Class of ’18 and the start of the 2014-2015 school year!
THE TEXAS AGGIE BAND SHOW
This week an announcement was made that the new broadcast home for The Texas Aggie Band Show will be KAGS-TV. KAGS is the local Bryan / College Station NBC affiliate covering the Brazos Valley and the 2014 season of the The Texas Aggie Band Show will be shown on KAGS-TV at 11 p.m. each Sunday night. Mr. Roby Somerford, KAGS station manger, made the announcement during the 6 p.m. newscast on August 26, 2014 from the Sanders Corps Center. Speakers during the announcement were General Joe Ramierz, Commandant of Cadets, Dr. Bruce Brockhorn, Texas Aggie Band Show host, Colonel Don Crawford, Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association, and Mr. Jerry Dietchle, BJ's Restaurants. The Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association will be a sponsor for the 12th year and BJ's Restaurants will be a sponsor for the 4th year.
TWO NEW UNITS TO BE REACTIVATED
The Corps of Cadets continues to grow and that will again bring about the reactivation of additional units in August for the upcoming school year. Company "Gladiator" G-2 and Squadron 11 "Heaven's 11" will become the eighth and ninth units reactivated in the Corps in the past four years. As with the prior outfits, the Corps of Cadets Association is raising funds to help these two new units get up and running. If you would like to donate to these outfits, please click on the links below:
|Gladiator G-2 Start Up Fund||Heaven's 11 Start Up Fund|
Final Review was held on O.R. Simpson Drill Field for the first time in several years this past Saturday morning bringing back memories for a lot of Ol' Ags. Click here to read more.
To view and purchase photos from Final Review, please click on the following links: