Military and Veterans Appreciation Week


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This year kicks off NMSU’s 3rd annual tradition, Military and Veterans Appreciation Week, which focuses on enhancing and supporting NMSU’s military and veteran friendly community. Students, faculty, and staff who have served, past and present, are extremely valuable to us and we thank them deeply for their sacrifice and service!

Monday, November 6thMilitary and Veterans Appreciation Week Kickoff!
Opening & dedication at Aggie Memorial Tower. Ceremony begins at 10 a.m.
Speaker: Mr. Ben Woods.


Tuesday, November 7th – Veterans Day Picnic!
Information booths from different local Veteran Service organizations will be available to answer any questions you may have, followed by FREE enchiladas from Chachi’s Restaurant, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Garcia Annex Courtyard.

Wednesday, November 8th
Student Veteran Organization (SVO) Day
The SVO will set an information table from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. outside Corbett Center main entrance.

Thursday, November 9thROTC/National Guard Recruiters Day
Meet local recruiters from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the grassy area behind Young Hall.

  • Games
  • Climbing Wall
  • Information tables

Friday, November 10thNMSU Faculty & Staff Military Veteran Banquet
Speaker New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary BG (Retired) Jack R. Fox.
Dinner is from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the NMSU Golf Course Clubhouse, Banquet Room.
Space is limited, Reserve TODAY! Email or call 575-646-5606.

Military and Veterans Programs is honored to host the third annual Faculty and Staff Military Veteran Banquet. NMSU has a long history of veterans who have returned from service and who have added to the diversity and quality of our school. Your service is greatly appreciated and admired. Thank you!

Saturday, November 12thVeterans Day!
Veterans Parade – Downtown Las Cruces at 11 a.m. SVO & MVP combined float.
Visit the Las Cruces Veterans Day Parade website:

Sunday, November 12h Armed Forces 5K Run
Race starts at 8 a.m. with obstacle course starting & ending at the Aggie Memorial Stadium. Check in starts at 7:30 a.m. Run Price $25 per person. Hosted by NMSU Air Force and Army ROTC.
Armed Forces 5K Route:

***Register for the Armed Forces 5K Run here:


The week is made possible thanks to the combined effort of the Military and Veterans Programs, the NMSU Air Force and Army ROTC, the Student Veteran Organization of NMSU, and to the generosity of our sponsors!

Program: M&V Appreciation Week Program
Poster: M&V Appreciation Week Poster