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Valley Forge Military Academy & College News  Summer, 2022

A Letter from the President

Dear Forge Family,

Educating and parenting are similar concepts: with both, the days can be long and the years can fly by. So it is with this school year – it has seemingly flown. We are within sight of graduation for both the Academy and the College. This edition of the Forge reports on accomplishments and activities around the campus.

At the College, our Citizen Leader program is highlighted and the ROTC program has been busy and visible. At the Academy, sports, including e-sports, as well as the arts with theater and band performances, and a college cadet talent show complementing the rigors of academics.

Please have a look at the article of gratitude from the Development office. Before we know it, summer will provide a different challenge for VFMAC leadership. As our Cadets leave campus, we will miss them as we begin immediate preparation for the 95th Corps of Cadets. For parents and those in education, the day of their return won’t come soon enough!

Thank you for your ongoing engagement and support of VFMAC – we are here for our Cadets and could not do it without your support.

Sincerely,

Col. Stuart B. Helgeson, USMCR Retired,

President, Valley Forge Military Academy & College

Summer, 2022 | Academy

Character development is one of the Five Cornerstones around which a VFMAC education is based. Unlike academic excellence or physical development, it is a harder one to measure. There isn’t necessarily a test – rather character development is a process of many activities over time.

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Summer, 2022 | Academy

The global impact of Valley Forge Military Academy & College has long been evidenced by the number of international students choosing to attend here. And now for the first time, VFMAC will have a footprint overseas.

VFMAC has entered into an…

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Summer, 2022 | Academy

With Spring blooming all over campus, it is hard to recall the frigid January day on which the latest class of cadets arrived at VFMA. Spanning six states and two different countries, the young men were about to mark a change in how they are educated.

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Summer, 2022Sports

The original Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece in the 5th century featured many events still in competition during spring track today. Sprints, hurdles, relays, middle and long distance runs and  jumps like high, long, triple and pole are all part of what takes place during modern day track meets.

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Summer, 2022Sports

The VFMA eSports team had another smashing season this Spring! Following on their tradition of advancing in competition, three players on the team qualified for national playoffs in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the spring semester where, as a group, they competed against the top 64 other High School teams from around the country!

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Summer, 2022Sports

The boys of summer are back on the diamond and the VFMA baseball team is ready to play. The coach, new to VFMAC this year, is not new to baseball. Hank King is a retired scout for the Philadelphia Phillies and was with the team when they won the World Series in 2008.

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Summer, 2022Sports

VFMA senior Will Anozie is a model for the Cornerstone of Physical Development. From Houston, Texas, Cadet Anozie is a basketball star. He is the team’s leading scorer and during the season reached the 1,000-point mark of his basketball career.

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Summer, 2022Cadet Life

The VFMAC Regimental Band is widely recognized regionally and around the world. The precision with which it plays and marches represents the institution in exactly the manner VFMAC teaches. Comprising both College and Academy Cadets, it leads formal parades on campus, performs concerts in the spring and during the holiday season, and is called upon in the community to march in parades near and far.

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Summer, 2022Cadet Life

The Nearly Naked Ruck March is not what the name suggests – clothes are required and it is G-rated. The Nearly Naked Ruck March is a very serious commitment of men, women, military veterans, school students and VFMAC Cadets.

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Summer, 2022 | Alumni

The Development office is having a busy spring. The annual VFMAC Golf Classic dedicated to scholarships for Cadets has connected with the community and alumni resulting in significant sponsorships and participation, all benefitting Cadets.

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Summer, 2022 | Alumni

There is no shortage of notable alumni from VFMAC. The Spotlight for this edition of The Forge is actually a double Spotlight highlighting1956 VFMA graduate Hugh Roberts and 1938 VFMA graduate Eric Fisher Wood, Jr.

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Summer, 2022College & ROTC

The spring semester is packed with ROTC activities. In addition to the rigors of academics, those in the Early Commissioning Program (ECP) must fulfill a number of training events and exercises to commission as officers at graduation.

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Summer, 2022College & ROTC

High school students across the country and around the world are now able to earn credits from Valley Forge Military College (VFMC). In a partnership with VFMC and Citizens High School (CHS), the collaboration provides innovative and affordable online dual-credit courses to students enrolled at CHS, a private online high school.

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Summer, 2022 | Alumni

TAPS

Honoring America’s Fallen Heroes

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