JWVF was proud to participate in the first annual Jewish Warrior Weekend: Aggieland, which took place from April 14-16, 2017 at Texas A&M University. This event was open to any Jewish ROTC or military cadet in the nation. Hillel invited Jewish cadets from military academies and individual Jewish cadets from ROTC programs to College Station for this exciting event.
Cadets arrived in College Station on Friday the 14th and celebrated Shabbat with a welcome from Brigadier General Joe Ramirez, the Commandant of the Corps of Cadets. Throughout the day on Saturday there were campus tours, speakers on leadership, and a visit to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The group also took a tour of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and heard former Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz, Major General David Rubenstein, FACHE, and Brig. General Joe E. Ramirez Jr., Commandant of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets speak.
A highlight of Aggieland Jewish Warrior Weekend was a talk given by Maj. Gen. Rubenstein’s talk; he served for 35 years as a military healthcare manager. A graduate and Cadet of Texas A&M, Gen. Rubenstein returned to his alma mater to discuss how the military helped him define his medical career path:
This program was sponsored by the Corps of Cadets, Hillel, and the Jewish War Veterans of the United States Foundation.
Interested in attending Jewish Warrior Weekend?
The next Jewish Warrior Weekend will be held at Texas A&M on Feb 2-4, 2017. If you are interested in attending, please contact Cadet Doug Mendelsohn at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, feel free to contact JWVF Headquarters.