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.

 

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 ...

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