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Happy Birthday to the United States Air Force! Aim High....Fly-Fight-Win! ...

On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we pause to remember the sacrifices and service of those who were Prisoners of War, as well as those who are Missing in Action, and their families. #YouAreNotForgotten ...

Brotherhood

Our Cadets come from all over the world but quickly bond and become family.
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Life Skills

Cadets had a quick start into our new Life Skills program this week. In Theater and Set Design they had already broken out the power tools.
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Cadet Barrow, Bravo Company Commander after leading his company onto the Parade Field and about to be sworn into the Honor Council. ...

Plebes took their Oath's yesterday, to both themselves and to the Corps of Cadets.

This young man has been on campus for just a few days and is already leading from the front by volunteering to be first in line at the barber shop. He described his previous hairstyle as "messy".
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This morning, at 8:46, #VFMC's Army ROTC Cadre and Cadets began their mission to walk 2,071 stairs on #VFMAC's campus- the same amount that firefighters had to walk /run in the stairwells of the Twin Towers on 9/11. The Cadre and Cadets walked a loop that included three sets of stairs with gear and weighted packs while 9/11 dispatcher calls played through the loud speaker.

When the mission was complete, Army ROTC Professor of Military Science, LTC Gambacorta, spoke to the cadets, many of which were not yet born when the event occurred, and gave some perspective to the day. "Those 2,071 stairs were essentially their commute to work. After those 2,071 stairs they were exhausted and had to bring calm to a difficult situation. You need to be physically fit enough, mentally fit enough, that after the chaos of getting there, you bring calm to the situation and then you actually go to work and do your job. Just getting there is not enough for us."

The American flag carried during the mission belongs to Army ROTC Senior Military Instructor MSG Newton and has been on every deployment with him.

@vfmcarmyrotc @vfmc_rotc_pms
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Durrell ‘Bronko’ Pearsall '86‚ age 34‚ was a member of the New York Fire Department’s Rescue 4 in Queens. ‘Bronko’ was passionate in his love for his job and his ‘brothers’ in the FDNY. He was finishing his shift the morning of September 11‚ 2001‚ when the call came about the WTC. Without hesitation he volunteered to respond‚ along with several others from his firehouse.

He is remembered for his zest for life and his comical personality. ‘Bronko’ will be forever remembered by his countless friends.
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From an early age‚ he dreamed of becoming a fireman. ‘Bronko‚’ following in his father’s footsteps‚ began his firefighting career as a volunteer with Hempstead Fire Department on Long Island. He received numerous commendations and two Medals of Valor. He was also a Nassau fire educator. Durrell joined the #FDNY in 1993‚ a member of Squad 1 and then Rescue 4. He was preparing for his next goal‚ a lieutenant in the FDNY. He pursued several personal interests within the department.

He was active as a member and co-captain of ‘The Bravest Football Club‚’ gaining experience with his college team at C.W. Post. His love for football extended outside the department as well‚ as he was a devoted fan of Notre Dame football.

Fiercely proud of his Irish heritage‚ ‘Bronko’ played the snare drum in the FDNY’s Emerald Society Pipe and Drums. All members of the band gathered outside his funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to ‘pipe him to Heaven.’
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2,071 Stairs.

Never Forget. 09.11.2001
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Today we honor, respect, and remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. #PatriotDay ...

Here are upcoming events and activities in the life of Valley Forge Military College.

Sep
25
Fri
Founders Day Parade
Sep 25 all-day
SROTC – Army Combat Fitness Test
Sep 25 all-day
Oct
17
Sat
SROTC – JROTC Raider Challenge Competition
Oct 17 all-day
Nov
19
Thu
Holiday Band and Choir Concert (Tentative)
Nov 19 all-day
Holiday Meal
Nov 19 all-day
Nov
24
Tue
College Cadets Depart Campus and Complete Semester Online
Nov 24 all-day
Nov
30
Mon
College Finals
Nov 30 – Dec 3 all-day
Dec
14
Mon
Online College Winter Classes
Dec 14 2020 – Jan 18 2021 all-day
Feb
7
Sun
End of College Winter Leave
Feb 7 all-day
Feb
15
Mon
Presidents Day (No Classes)
Feb 15 all-day