Military and Veterans Appreciation Week

Join us in celebrating and recognizing this unique and important population!

This year kicks off NMSU’s 4th 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!

Saturday, October 27thRun for the Brave 5K
Check in starts at 6 a.m. Race starts at 7:30 a.m. at the bottom of the Horseshoe at Pride Field (South Horseshoe St.) Run is $5 for NMSU students, $20 for non-NMSU students. Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female runners. All proceeds will go toward the RAYVETS Degree Completion Scholarship!

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. RAYVETS is an internal Employee Resource Group within Raytheon that supports Raytheon’s veterans and their families and well as veterans in our local communities. The scholarship funds shall be used to make an award to one or more full-time or part-times, undergraduate or graduate students. The award recipient must have been honorably discharged and Veteran benefits must have expired/run out or are otherwise unavailable.

***Register for the Run for the Brave 5K here:

Saturday, November 3rdMilitary Appreciation Football Game
NMSU Aggies vs. Alcorn State Braves at the NMSU Aggie Memorial Stadium at 2 p.m. Go AGGIES!
Buy your Tickets here!

Monday, November 5thMilitary and Veterans Appreciation Week Kickoff!
Opening & dedication at Aggie Memorial Tower. Ceremony begins at 10 a.m.
Speaker, Brigadier General Fermin A. Rubio (Biography)


Tuesday, November 6th – Veterans Day Picnic!
Military and Veterans Programs and the Student Veterans Organization of NMSU invite you to our VETERANS DAY PICNIC in honor of our military and veteran students. Information tables from different local Veteran Service Organizations will be available to answer any questions you may have, followed by FREE food from Chachi’s Restaurant, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Garcia Center Courtyard.


Wednesday, November 7thStudent Veterans Organization (SVO) Day
The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) of NMSU will set an information table from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. outside Corbett Center main entrance to learn about the SVO and issues concerning military and veteran students on campus.


Thursday, November 8thROTC/Armed Forces Recruiters Day

Information tables from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the grassy area behind Young Hall.

Friday, November 9thNMSU Faculty & Staff Military Veteran Banquet

NMSU has a long history of faculty and staff military veterans who have added to the diversity and quality of our school. Your service is greatly appreciated and admired. In your honor, Military and Veterans Programs is hosting the fourth annual dinner from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the NMSU Golf Course Clubhouse, Banquet Room. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Banquet Speaker is Colonel Joseph L. Campo, 49th Wing Commander at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. (Biography)

Space is limited, RSVP TODAY and let us know if you are bringing a plus one! Email or call 575-646-2689.

Saturday, November 10thVeterans Parade
Downtown Las Cruces at 3 p.m. Army and Air Force ROTC will be marching in the parade.
Visit the Las Cruces Veterans Day Parade website:

Sunday, November 11thVeterans Day!
“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller

Tuesday, November 13th The Fort Bliss Movie
Fort Bliss is an American drama film directed by Claudia Myers, a military-based drama set on Fort Bliss. The (FREE) film starts at 6pm in the Health and Social Services auditorium. [Adult Content] Movie Fort Bliss Writer, Director and Producer Claudia Myers will join us via Skype!


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 Veterans Organization of NMSU, and to the generosity of our sponsors!

Poster: M&V Appreciation Week Poster