E Battery

Join Our Motorized Unit

E Battery is the motorized unit giving cadets experience with different types of vehicles and their operation and maintenance. Cadets receive a variety of hands-on mechanical training unlike anything found at any other prep school in the world.

 

Take the time to read about Valley Forge Military Academy and Colleges prestigious GSM.

“Garrison Sgt. Major (retired) Bill Mott knows about attention to detail, whether it’s overseeing the parade route of a Royal Wedding, or keeping things running smoothly at Valley Forge Military Academy.”

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Join our Academy for our in person open house on Saturday, August 7th at 10:00 a.m.

We hope to see you there!

To register for the event follow the link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valley-forge-military-academy-in-person-open-house-for-prospective-families-tickets-163901191877?aff=erelexpmlt
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On July 16th, 70 years ago, J.D Salinger's book "The Catcher in the Rye" was published by Little, Brown and Co.

Did you know that Salinger was a Cadet at Valley Forge Military Academy?

During his time at the Academy, he displayed a much greater interest in acting than in writing. However, during his senior year, he served as the literary editor of the yearbook, Crossed Sabres '36. Which led him with the intention to write for the New Yorker Magazine.

In his, book, he used VFMA as a model for Pencey Prep, Holden Caulfield's alma mater in "The Catcher in the Rye." Salinger served in the US Army during WWII and was alleged to have carried chapters of the "Catcher in the Rye" with him when he laded on D-Day.

#couragehonorconquer #alumni #history
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Former Alumni and Captain of the Valley Forge Military Academy Defensive Football Team, Chris Doleman '81 TAPS is the man whose advice put Alumni '02 Larry Fitzgerald on the path to the NFL.

Larry Fitzgerald has played 17 seasons in the NFL and given back to communities domestically and internationally. We are proud of the path that Cadet Fitzgerald has forged. During his time at Valley Forge Military Academy, Cadet Fitzgerald had 35 catches for 420 yards and seven touchdowns in six games. We knew he was destined for the NFL.

Current Athletic Director, Michael Muscella, and former Assistant Football Coach noted  "I saw him and I said, 'This is what guys who play on Sundays look like,' Muscella said. "His uniform, his physique, you could just tell that he was different."

"Fitzgerald told McManaman in an interview, “I can’t tell you how thankful I am for my Valley Forge Military Academy experience. … There’s no way I’d be here if I hadn’t gone there.”
"And, if it hadn’t been for Chris Doleman, he might not have gone there at all."

We are glad he did. #Couragehonorconquer #Alumni #NFL

Pictured in the middle: Cadet Larry Fitzgerald.
Follow the link below for more info on Larry Fitzgerald's time at VFMA
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Today’s #throwbackthursday is @hjarguello alumni ‘95 former E-battery Company Commander. This photo was taken after graduation and all he could think approaching the stairs of graduation was “don’t trip, don’t trip, don’t trip.”
#couragehonorconquer #alumnichallenge #throwbackthursday
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Share your #throwbackthursday with us, alumni!

#ThrowbackThursday #alumnichallenge #thenandnowchallenge

Send your submissions via email to gjones@vfmac.edu.
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This week's #ForgeFactFriday is posted, good luck!

#ForgeFactFriday #forgefridaygiveaway
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Congrats, to last weeks #ForgeFridayGiveaway Winners. We expect your prizes to arrive sometime next week!

This week's #ForgeFactFriday is a lot harder, so we wish you lots of luck! We will choose one random correct winner from Facebook and one from Instagram. Winners will be selected next Tuesday.

Good Luck!

#ForgeFactFriday #forgefridaygiveaway
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About E Battery

All E Battery cadets attend training sessions at the arsenal twice per week. Each week’s sessions alternate between hands-on and classroom training. The program trains cadets in the safe operation of vehicles as well as the necessary maintenance and safety procedures to keep those vehicles on the road.

E Battery is open to both Academy and College cadets.

Included Vehicles

  • Harley Davidson 883 Sportster motorcycles
  • Jeep Wranglers
  • Ford Broncos
  • Trucks with tow behind cannons

Topics Covered

Insurance

  • Auto Insurance
  • How best to select insurance and financing offers
  • Options and features that help reduce insurance rates

Driving Tactics

  • Defensive driving techniques
  • How to survive while driving on Interstate Highways
  • Driver distraction- cell and other devices
  • The effects of alcohol and drugs while driving

Basic Vehicle Maintenance

  • How to safely change a tire and oil
  • The importance of correct tire pressures
  • How to find a good repair facility
  • Maintenance habits that will save you money
  • Anti-lock brakes and stability control features
  • How to modify vehicles intelligently
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