UTEP ARMY ROTC Fighting Miner Battalion

UTEP ARMY ROTC Fighting Miner Battalion Welcome to the Official Army ROTC Fighting Miner Battalion page! Army ROTC is an excellent career opportunity for individuals with the desire to learn leadership and organizational skills that will serve them throughout life.
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With the rising costs of education, ROTC offers excellent scholarship opportunities for young men and women. Our goal at UTEP is to make Army ROTC as visible and accessible as possible, while creating a culture of excellence to offer the best possible environment for cadets/students to train and develop. Our Military Science faculty members are "Career Counselor" assisting cadets/students navigate their way through the challenges of College Life. Our learning focus is on "Officership," and we will continue to produce quality men and women as Second Lieutenants into the best Army in the world.

Mission: The “Fightin’ Miners” Battalion commissions adaptive, resilient officers who embody the Army’s values and supports local JROTC programs in order to develop citizens and Soldiers that are inspired to a lifetime of service to our nation and local communities.

Operating as usual

Some pictures of the commissioning ceremony this month. We are all very proud of this accomplishment and the cadets that...
12/22/2020

Some pictures of the commissioning ceremony this month. We are all very proud of this accomplishment and the cadets that commissioned. We are going to miss each and every one of you. Try to visit next time you're around. We'll be here. We're proud of you, U.S. Army Officers. Picks Up, Dig Deep ⛏

12/11/2020

2020 Commissioning Ceremony

Although it’s a bit late. The Fighting Miner Battalion wishes our Commander LTC Albright a very Happy Birthday. You beli...
12/09/2020

Although it’s a bit late. The Fighting Miner Battalion wishes our Commander LTC Albright a very Happy Birthday. You believe in UTEP, our community, and those who want to serve. This program is better because you make it so. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sir.

The month of November was dedicated to Native American Heritage, bringing us the culture and tradition of those that hav...
12/01/2020

The month of November was dedicated to Native American Heritage, bringing us the culture and tradition of those that have lived in these lands for centuries.

11/26/2020

In these challenging times LTC Albright, Cadre, Staff, and the amazing Cadets of the UTEP FIGHTING MINER BATTALION extend a warmest Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your friends and family.
“PICKS UP “

Congratulations to Dolores Diaz for winning the Samsung smart TV! Next raffle is for a $500 gift card just in time for B...
11/23/2020

Congratulations to Dolores Diaz for winning the Samsung smart TV! Next raffle is for a $500 gift card just in time for Black Friday! Be sure to enter!

11/21/2020

65” Samsung LED TV LIVE DRAWING!!

Last week, our MS4 cadets went through their biggest test, Advance Camp. Although it wasn't the usual 1+ month at Fort K...
11/05/2020

Last week, our MS4 cadets went through their biggest test, Advance Camp. Although it wasn't the usual 1+ month at Fort Knox you were suppose to do, you put up with the COVID-19 version of this important camp and pulled through till the end. We are all very proud of your accomplishment, seniors! Great job, and Picks Up! Dig Deep!

Some pictures from the recording of the virtual thanksgiving parade last weekend! Good job to those cadets that voluntee...
10/26/2020

Some pictures from the recording of the virtual thanksgiving parade last weekend! Good job to those cadets that volunteered to be apart of it for the El Paso Downtown Lions Club! Pick's up! ⛏ Thank you for allowing us to be apart of this El Paso Downtown Lions Club it was a lot of fun!

The UTEP ROTC helped out the El Paso Downtown Lions Club paint and decorate their floats for the virtual thanksgiving pa...
10/23/2020

The UTEP ROTC helped out the El Paso Downtown Lions Club paint and decorate their floats for the virtual thanksgiving parade. Helping out was a lot of fun and we were glad to be helping hands. Thank you for allowing us to help out El Paso Downtown Lions Club! We hope we can help next year!

Last Friday, our UTEP cadets volunteered to helped Horses Unlimited Rescue and Education Center Inc. They all had a lot ...
10/20/2020

Last Friday, our UTEP cadets volunteered to helped Horses Unlimited Rescue and Education Center Inc. They all had a lot of fun with interacting with these beautiful horses. They helped clean stalls, blankets and brush the steads. It was an experience we know we’ll never forget, we hope we can do it again soon! Thank you Horses Unlimited Rescue and Education Center Inc.!

The race isn't for the fast or the strong, but those who endure to the end. To be among the few victory is assured. To p...
10/13/2020

The race isn't for the fast or the strong, but those who endure to the end. To be among the few victory is assured. To preserve is the greatest challenge to accept. “The point is whether or not I improved over yesterday. In long-distance running the only opponent you have to beat is yourself, the way you used to be.” – Haruki Murakami
Good job our 10 miler team for their outstanding performance on Sunday! Picks Up UTEP! ⛏ ⛏ ⛏

Shout out to all the UTEP ROTC cadets for being recognized by the VFW Post for their selfless service in helping out dur...
10/12/2020

Shout out to all the UTEP ROTC cadets for being recognized by the VFW Post for their selfless service in helping out during the 9/11 Remembrance Event. We’re proud of you all and thank you for what you did. Picks Up! ⛏ ⛏

Last weekend UTEP ROTC had the 2020 Fall FTX. Within those 3 days they learned proper battle drill techniques and learne...
10/08/2020

Last weekend UTEP ROTC had the 2020 Fall FTX. Within those 3 days they learned proper battle drill techniques and learned to work as a team with games throughout the event 💪🏼. We hope you all had a lot of fun and maybe next time those that couldn’t attend can make it to the next one, you won’t regret it! 👏🏼 Picks Up, Dig Deep! ⛏

Photos by CDT Daniel Perez

10/01/2020
CDT Mariana Ramirez

🎉 Our Cadet Highlight this bi-week is CDT Mariana Ramirez! 🎉
Ramirez is an MS2 who has articipated in the Army Ten Miler her MS1 year running at 1 hour and 19 minutes. She was also on the Bataan Heavy Team! 💪🏼 This year she is on the Army Ten Miler Team again and is hoping to improve her time. Ramirez also never misses PT nor Labs and puts her 100% effort in it as well. 👏🏼👏🏼 She accomplishes all of this while also having a job on the side and excelling in her academics. Congradulations Mariana! 🎉

UTEP ROTC had a success lab this week. The cadets learned the proper techniques and rules of Tactical Combat Casualty Ca...
09/27/2020

UTEP ROTC had a success lab this week. The cadets learned the proper techniques and rules of Tactical Combat Casualty Care and demonstrated in front of their instructors what they learned. It’s an important lab that involves saving a life on the battle field. It was great to see these cadets learn and understand such an important skill. Great job cadets! You all learn quick! ⛏
Special thank you to 2LT Kolodgy and the volunteers for helping out the cadets!

Flash Back Friday to the 2019 Ranger Challenge! It was quite an experience to see these cadets push their minds and bodi...
09/26/2020

Flash Back Friday to the 2019 Ranger Challenge! It was quite an experience to see these cadets push their minds and bodies to such high limits. Never seen such determination and real exhaustion until this day! What an awesome event and we hope to have many more exciting Ranger Challenges despite this pandemic we all face. Picks Up! Dig Deep!⛏

UTEP is a school that shows pride in the diversity of it’s enrollment. Being mostly Hispanics, Hispanic Heritage Month a...
09/23/2020

UTEP is a school that shows pride in the diversity of it’s enrollment. Being mostly Hispanics, Hispanic Heritage Month allows us to celebrate the culture and values of El Paso TX. But most of all, September also allows us to celebrate the Hispanic American soldiers that protect our nation. This month has allowed us to see the appreciation we have on our community. We want to recognize the generations of Hispanic Americans who have contributed to our nations history and culture through their honorable achievements. Thank you.

(Some pictures were taken before the COVID-19 Pandemic)

UTEP es una universidad que se enorgullece de la diversidad de sus inscripciones. Siendo en su mayoría hispanos, el Mes de la Herencia Hispana nos permite celebrar la cultura y los valores de El Paso TX. Pero sobre todo, este mes también nos permite celebrar a los soldados hispanoamericanos que protegen a nuestra nación. Este mes nos ha permitido ver el aprecio que tenemos por nuestra comunidad. Queremos reconocer a las generaciones de hispanoamericanos que han contribuido a la historia cultural de nuestras naciones a través de sus honorables logros. Gracias.

(Algunas fotografías fueron tomadas antes de la pandemia COVID-19)

Congratulations to all the MS4s that completed the 1st half of their advance camp this past weekend! 🎉 We had a lot of f...
09/22/2020

Congratulations to all the MS4s that completed the 1st half of their advance camp this past weekend! 🎉 We had a lot of fun despite what the pandemic had thrown at us. You all should be proud of what you accomplished these past 2 days! Let’s get ready for the 2nd half next month. We’re halfway there! Picks Up! ⛏💪🏽 5th Brigade Army ROTC U.S. Army Cadet Command (ROTC)

Shoutout to these Cadets that volunteered at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger earlier this week! 👏🏽👏🏽 Ya’ll are the hearts...
09/18/2020

Shoutout to these Cadets that volunteered at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger earlier this week! 👏🏽👏🏽 Ya’ll are the hearts and souls of the program, those that put others before themselves. Great Leaders! 💪🏽⛏

09/17/2020
CDT Timothy Schmidt - Cadet Highlight

Our Cadet Highlight this bi-week is CDT Timothy Schmidt! 🎉 CDT Schmidt is an MS3 and has excelled in the S6 shop since he received the responsibilities as OIC back in May. He also excelled in our Lab 1 - Communication and Grenades as an assistant instructor and has also shown outstanding Leadership throughout PT. He is a great leader and always has a great attitude, no matter the situation. Keep up the good work Schmidt! Picks Up! ⛏

More pics of last weeks Land Navigation lab, featuring some of the UTEP ROTC Cadet Leadership who have been busting thei...
09/16/2020

More pics of last weeks Land Navigation lab, featuring some of the UTEP ROTC Cadet Leadership who have been busting their butts way back since the end of last semester and through their summer, taking the reigns of our previous cadet leadership to make sure everything goes smoothly this Fall for their fellow cadets and for the incoming new cadets that want a great experience. They’re never really shown but they certainly are working behind the scenes for everyone. You’re all doing a fantastic job and the blood sweat and tears are really paying off. We’ve gone on this long, keep it up! Keep the train moving Cadet Leadership! 💪🏽⛏

Pictures from 2LT Ashley Barajas' Commissioning Ceremony. Full video of the ceremony is in the last post. Congratulation...
09/14/2020

Pictures from 2LT Ashley Barajas' Commissioning Ceremony. Full video of the ceremony is in the last post. Congratulations, Ma'am! Picks Up! ⛏

09/14/2020
Ashley Barajas Commissioning Ceremony

Let us congratulate Ashley Barajas, who held her Commissioning Ceremony last Saturday. 2LT Barajas will be moving on to her next chapter in life as an Officer of the U.S. Army. We're all so very proud of you Ma'am, and wish you the best of luck in this next part of your life. Don't forget to visit us someday! 🎉⛏

MEAL PREP MONDAY!This week’s Meal Prep Monday is by our very own CDT Alcazar!Recipe:1. Quakers oats rolled overnight oat...
09/14/2020

MEAL PREP MONDAY!
This week’s Meal Prep Monday is by our very own CDT Alcazar!

Recipe:

1. Quakers oats rolled overnight oats
2. Any type of yogurt (i used vanilla)
3. Small amount of milk, but it shouldn’t pass the oats
4. Any type of fruit (I used strawberries)
5. Granola
6. This is optional but I like putting coconut flakes and honey
7. Cover it and put it in the refrigerator it could last up to 24 hours

Have a great Meal Prep Monday everyone! 😃👌

UTEP cadets executed their lab on Land Navigation, strengthening their navigation skills for the future and teaching the...
09/13/2020

UTEP cadets executed their lab on Land Navigation, strengthening their navigation skills for the future and teaching the new cadets this useful skill. No matter what situation you’re in it’s always good to know how to do this. Keep up the great work Miners, you’re gonna go far! Literally! ⛏

UTEP Cadets showed an act of respect and support at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony today. Holding the flags proudly showe...
09/12/2020

UTEP Cadets showed an act of respect and support at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony today. Holding the flags proudly showed their kindness and loyalty to this great nation as we paid tribute to those we lost. It's always a beautiful sight to see the colors stand proudly. Thank you for your kindness and your selfless service Cadets ⛏ We Will Never Forget 🇺🇸

Another great job at the Green to Gold tabling event by our UTEP ROTC cadets! We’ll let you know when next tabling event...
09/10/2020

Another great job at the Green to Gold tabling event by our UTEP ROTC cadets! We’ll let you know when next tabling event comes up, hope to see you there! Picks Up! ⛏💪

09/06/2020
2LT Kaelin Mercado Birthday/Going Away

🎉 A very Happy belated Birthday to our very own 2LT Kaelin Mercado! 🎉🎂 She will also be leaving us to start the new chapter in her life as a U.S. Army Officer next week. Congratulations Mercado! 🎊We’re all sad to see you go but are all very proud of the accomplishments you achieved while in the program and the people you helped along the way. We hope you had a great birthday and we wish you the best of luc, ma’am! Don’t sweat it, we know you’ll do great because you’re a UTEP Miner. Don’t forget to visit us someday! We’ll miss you! ⛏⛏

Congratulations Amber Alcazar! We are all very proud of you, the path you are taking, and the achievement you have been ...
09/04/2020

Congratulations Amber Alcazar! We are all very proud of you, the path you are taking, and the achievement you have been awarded, picks up Amber! 🎉⛏👏

The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) was created to assist promising students from the State of Texas dedicated to both their education and service. I want to congratulate this year's House District 77 TASSP nominee, Cadet Amber Alcazar!

Cadet Alcazar is an Army ROTC nursing student at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and is in her last year of her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has a passion for bringing health to her community and is dedicated to caring for the 1% that serve. Wherever and whenever she is needed.

Congratulations Amber, I cannot wait to see your greatness unfold before you and your community. #TASSPNominee #UTEP #uteparmyrotc #ArmyROTC #TXLEGE #HD77

Yesterday UTEP ROTC had it’s first Lab on hand grenades and radios. Keeping up the productive work and making these cade...
08/30/2020

Yesterday UTEP ROTC had it’s first Lab on hand grenades and radios. Keeping up the productive work and making these cadets into great army officers is always our goal! 💪

Last week these UTEP ROTC cadets showed their 7 core army values by volunteering at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger food ...
08/27/2020

Last week these UTEP ROTC cadets showed their 7 core army values by volunteering at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger food bank. We are all very proud of the hard work these role models put in. Good job cadets! 👏💪

Are you ready. We are.
08/13/2020

Are you ready. We are.

Ft.Bliss we hope to see you all next Friday. Aspire to be something bigger than yourself and we will do our best to make...
08/07/2020

Ft.Bliss we hope to see you all next Friday. Aspire to be something bigger than yourself and we will do our best to make it happen.

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Great job today team and congratulations on behalf of BG Coward and all of us at 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this special day. Please reach out anytime! -PAO
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Congrats Guys on your Run!!! The ladybfrom Buffalo Wild Wings!!
Didn't come through IBOLC...But still a proud moment for the Fighting Miner Battalion....Congrats 2nd LT Miguel Martinez
Proud to push another Miner through the course ....Congrats 2nd LT Erick Martinez...Picks Up