Parent E-News 22 August 2017

New Mexico Military Institute Parent E-Newsletter


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The end of the 21 Day period for the Recruits at Training (RATs) is an important milestone for cadets attending NMMI. The end of the 21 Day period marks the day RATs are recognized for their hard work and receive their first privileges. However, before they are given new privileges, they must complete the obstacle course and fitness factory, demonstrating their improved physical readiness, confidence, team work and high motivation. The morning events end with a Corps formation and acknowledgement of their accomplishment by the Regimental Commander.

(General Permit is time off campus with parents.  New cadets are NOT authorized overnight stays until after the 10 week mark of classes)

 Saturday 26 August 2017

General Permit 1200-2100

0530 Early BRC for training area set up (if coordinated from QM through DCS).
0550 Reveille
0600 Breakfast Roll Call with formation
0650 Corps formation on Stapp Field, Movement of Corps to first station
0700 Food trailer operational at Obstacle Course (Coffee, breakfast items for sale for family/guests)
0715-1100 Obstacle Course, First Aid Training,  and Fitness Factory.   – Family and guests invited to follow cadet’s troop
0800-1145  Luna Hall / Museum open
0900-1300 Cadet Store and PX open for family and guests
1000-1115 Movement of Corps back to barracks area upon completion of all stations
1115-1140 Personal Time
1145-1200 Ceremony in Hagerman Barracks.  Uniform will be Summer Class A
1200 Free Dinner Roll Call for cadets in good standing
1200-2100 General permits (not an overnight furlough) for New Cadets who have completed the 21 Day ceremony.
1730-1830 Free SRC
2115 Accountability Formation

Sunday 27 August 2017

0815    Accountability Formation
0830-1700    General Permit for Cadets.  Uniform for all cadets will be Summer Class A.
0830    Protestant Services in Alumni Chapel.
1700    Catholic Services in Alumni Chapel
1800    Supper Roll Call Formation
2130    4th Meal

Family Weekend

Fall Family Weekend and Parade will September 15 – 17 2017 –  Parents are Invited  (Parade begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday 16 September ) New cadets will be allowed to take a mini-furlough, with family only, on family weekend.  This would be their one furlough for the semester.  A full schedule of events will be released soon.

NMMI Parent Club Swap Shop Guidelines

The Parent Club Swap Shop is a program being offered through the joint efforts of the Commandant’s office and the NMMI Parent Club for old cadets.  A limited number of used uniform items are available through the Swap Shop for Cadets that need to replace damaged or poorly fitting items.  The Swap Shop may save cadets some costs when needing to replace uniforms. However, Cadets should not expect to find all items needed at the Swap Shop and should still expect to purchase new uniform items at the Cadet Store at their own expense.

Here is how the program works:

  1. Cadets can swap ill-fitting or damaged uniform items on a 1 for 1 basis. No money is exchanged.
    2. Most of what the Swap Shop has is blue pants, white shirts and ACU’s. Some other items including black jackets and hats may occasionally be available.
    3. The Swap Shop is located in a shipping container behind Saunders Barracks and will be available BY APPOINTMENT by emailing Parent Club volunteers at
    4. The Parent Club will schedule Swap Shop appointments only when Cadets are not busy with other responsibilities and as approved by the Commandant’s Office.
  2. Because the Swap Shop is located outside and has no electricity, appointment times are dependent on weather and daylight.
  3. Cadets should arrive at the Swap Shop with the items they wish to swap on hangers if possible.  It is ok if items are damaged or unclean.
  4. It is best if Cadets wear summer P.T.’s or similar lightweight shorts and shirt so uniform items can be put on over clothing to test the fit.  No changing rooms or private areas are available.
  5. The Swap Shop is staffed with background checked parent volunteers.  These parents have donated their own time and resources to have a Swap Shop available to Cadets. Please be patient and respectful.
  6. The Swap Shop parent volunteers will not release items they consider to be ill fitting.  However, if minor alterations are needed it is the Cadet’s responsibility to have them done at their own expense.
  7. Cadets are still responsible for maintaining serviceable uniform items and uniform repairs as outlined in the Blue Book.  If a Cadet receives a replacement item they must also be inspected by their TLA to ensure proper fit.



26 Aug End of 21 Day Milestone for Fall RATs/Turning of Spring New Cadets (Tentative) – (Milestone Begins 7:00 AM) Parents Invited
15-17 Sept Fall Family Weekend and Parade Parents Invited  (Parade begins at 11:00 AM)
25-28 Oct Homecoming/Alumni Weekend/Parade – Parents Invited
3-4 Nov NMMI Hosted JROTC Drill Meet
10 Nov NMMI-Hosted Veterans Day Breakfast on Campus
11 Nov Veterans Day Parade-Stapp Field – Parents Invited
TBD NMMI Winter Concert – Parents Invited
TBD Candlelight Holiday Service Alumni Chapel – Parents Invited
15 Dec Midyear Graduation and Commissioning – Parents Invited
2 Jan 2018 Spring Cadre Arrive
5 Jan Spring New Cadet Matriculation
7 Jan Old Cadets/Break in Service Return
8 Jan 1st Day of Class
27 Jan Matchin Awards Ceremony/Turning of eligible Fall New Cadets
3 Feb End of 28 Day Milestone for Spring RATs – Parents Invited
TBD Spring Family Weekend – Parents Invited
28 April Final Ball
TBD NMMI Spring Concert –  Parents Invited
11 May Academic, Leadership, Athletic Awards Ceremony for Graduating Cadets  – Parents Invited
11 May Baccalaureate – Parents Invited (Begins at 10:00 AM)
12 May College Commencement – 0800, High School Commencement 1000 – Parents Invited (Cadets must clear campus by 2:00 PM) 

*All Dates/Times Subject to Change – Always check with your cadet’s TLA or SLA
.The following are scheduled Holiday breaks for the 2017-2018 school year.

After classes 17 November 2017 until 5:00 PM 26 November 2017


Cadets MUST depart campus by 10:00 AM on 18 November, no exceptions

Thanksgiving Break
After last final exam until 5:00 PM 7 January 2018


Final exams start 8 Dec. and end 13 Dec. Check with your cadet as finals are dependent on their individual schedule.  Cadets MUST depart campus by 12:00 PM on 15 December, no exceptions


If cadets need to register for classes, attend to uniform issues, or get haircuts, they may return as early as 5 January 2018

Christmas/Winter Break
After classes 29 March 2018 until 5:00 PM  8 April 2018


Cadets MUST depart campus by 10:00 AM on 30 March, no exceptions

Spring Break


Barracks will re-open at 1700 Saturday – one day prior to the required

return date for all breaks for those who must arrive early.



  1. HOLIDAY BUS TRANSPORTATION TO AIRPORTS                                                                New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC (1-800-287-5466) will provide holiday airport transportation for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring breaks.
  • During the holiday breaks cadets are not permitted to remain in the barracks since there are no services (barracks supervision, medical support, or food services).  The details governing cadet holiday buses will be published on the Parent E-News and NMMI Website by 1 August 2017.  Please note NMMI does not manage holiday transportation, you must contact New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC for details and pricing. The bus companies are not responsible for delayed or cancelled flights and are not obligated to hold bus departures from the airport. We always recommend that cadets arrive at the airport well before bus departure times for return to Roswell.
  • Cadets and parents should expect bus departures to Albuquerque Airport at 0600 (6 am) on Saturday, 18 November with return to NMMI from Albuquerque Airport on Sunday, 26 November at 1800 (6 pm) for Thanksgiving,  0600 (6 am) on Friday, 15 December with return to NMMI from Albuquerque Airport on Sunday, 7 January at 1800 (6 pm), and 0600 (6 am) on Saturday, 30 March with return to NMMI from Albuquerque Airport on Sunday, 8 April at 1800 (6 pm) for Spring Break.
  • NMMI provides a shuttle to Roswell airport with departures from campus on the same days and times for cadets departing from campus to Albuquerque (see previous paragraph for times).  NMMI does not provide a shuttle for returning cadets after breaks from Roswell airport due to limited resources and multiple arrivals.
  • Sunshine Cab Company, (575) 910-3400, provides local transportation.  The city of Roswell also operates local city buses and cadets in uniform may ride the city buses for free.


The Athletic Department is planning Cancer Awareness Activities for the entire corps of cadets in October. Many fun activities will take place during the high school and college athletic events from October 5 – 14. The Athletic Department will be pre-selling Cancer Awareness t-shirts to cadets, staff, faculty, parents, and anyone else who would like to help raise money for Cancer Awareness. T-shirts can be ordered during the 21 Day Ceremony activities on Saturday, August 26 from 10:00-12:00 at North Sally Port. The cost is $3.00 for cadets and $10.00 for parents. All money raised during Cancer Awareness Week will be donated to the Chaves County Cancer Fund. Thank you for your support!


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