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Navy ROTC Works to Support Local Veterans

Fundraiser sells shirts to benefit Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford MARCH 29, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The University of Mississippi‘s Navy ROTC program is hoping to give back to Oxford’s military veteran community with a fundraiser that will raise money to support the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford. “We in the Ole Miss ROTC programs receive […]


Augustus Leon Collins

Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins to Give UM Commencement Address

Alumnus, former National Guard commander speaks to graduates May 11 in Grove MARCH 25, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Leon Collins, former commanding general of the Mississippi National Guard and president of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, will deliver the university’s 166th Commencement address May 11 in the Grove. A native of Booneville, Collins earned […]


Logan Rolleigh is the drill commander of the UM Navy ROTC Drill Team, which will compete in the ‘national championship’ of drill competitions Friday (March 1).

Q&A: Midshipmen Ready to Represent Ole Miss

Navy ROTC prepares for ‘national championship’ drill competition FEBRUARY 28, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi  Navy ROTC Drill Team will participate in a national competition Friday (March 1) at Tulane University. The Mardi Gras Drill Meet is considered the “national championship” of drill competitions. Ole Miss midshipmen are in the final stages of preparation […]


Col. Kelvin Nichols greets fellow Mississippi Army National Guardsmen after a ceremony to promote him to colonel. Nichols has been employed by the University of Mississippi for 25 years. Photo by Thomas Graning

Celebrating a Distinguished Military Career Shaped by Ole Miss

Col. Kelvin Nichols marks promotion where he was first commissioned FEBRUARY 26, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Col. Kelvin Nichols has accrued more than 29 years of military service in the Mississippi Army National Guard and seen action around the world, and he asked friends, family and his brothers and sisters in arms to join him […]


Andrew Newby (left), assistant director for Veteran and Military Services, speaks with guests at the opening of the Veterans Resource Center. Newby has implemented several new services that have helped Ole Miss rise in the rankings among public institutions for supporting military veteran students. Photo by Thomas Graning

University Recognized for Student Veteran Services, Treatment

Rankings place Ole Miss in top 5 percent nationally for military services DECEMBER 17, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The University of Mississippi has been recognized as a top institution for military veteran students for 2019 by both Military Times and College Factual. Military Times ranked Ole Miss among the leaders in student veteran treatment in its […]


Ole Miss ROTC cadets reach the Calhoun City town square and are welcomed by cheering fans during last year’s Egg Bowl Run. This year’s run, which will bring the ceremonial game ball for the annual Egg Bowl game to Oxford, will be Monday (Nov. 19). Photo by Kevin Bain

UM Cadets Ready to Run in Egg Bowl Tradition

ROTC students will carry game ball from Calhoun City to Oxford NOVEMBER 16, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Two dozen Army, Navy/Marine and Air Force ROTC cadets from the University of Mississippi will arrive by van in Calhoun City Monday morning (Nov. 19) on a mission to retrieve the ceremonial game ball for the 91st Battle for the Golden Egg, but it will […]


Navy ROTC midshipmen salute during the annual Chancellor’s Pass in Review ceremony Nov. 8 in front of the Lyceum. The annual tradition is designed to inspect troop readiness and features cadets and midshipmen from the UM Army, Navy/Marine and Air Force ROTC programs. Photo by Megan Wolfe

Officer Trainees on Display During ROTC Pass in Review

UM cadets, midshipmen continue storied history with annual program NOVEMBER 14, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Scores of cadets and midshipmen stood steadfast at attention for inspection Thursday (Nov. 8) in front of the Lyceum during an annual tradition designed to demonstrate the discipline and training they have received as ROTC students at the University of Mississippi. […]


The University of Mississippi’s Army ROTC reached its 100th year in 2018. Pictured: Army ROTC cadets ruck march down UM’s South Campus Trails in 2017. Photo by Kevin Bain

Ole Miss Army ROTC Turns 100

Storied program continues to teach vital lessons, prepare future leaders NOVEMBER 9, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM This year marks the 100th anniversary of the University of Mississippi‘s Student Army Training Corps, which was formed while the nation was preparing future officers who would become part of the more than 2 million U.S. soldiers who fought in […]


ROTC cadets from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines will be honored on the field at halftime of the military appreciation game against South Carolina. The game is part of the Warrior Week festivities. Photo by Robert Jordan

University Honoring Military through Warrior Week

Events organized to highlight service, recognize military OCTOBER 25, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The University of Mississippi is honoring its military veteran students, faculty and alumni during Warrior Week (Oct. 29-Nov. 3) with a series of events designed to recognize members of the armed services in the Ole Miss family. “The University of Mississippi’s support for […]


The University of Mississippi ROTC programs’ 9/11 Memorial Run is set for Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at 5:30 a.m. The event is annually held in remembrance of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications

Annual 9/11 Memorial Run Set for Saturday

First responders and general public invited to offer support and participate SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi ROTC programs host the annual 9/11 Memorial Run at 5:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 8) in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the […]