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In the News

Step into cadet life and explore various extracurricular activities that are offered at VMI. See how cadets, faculty advisors and coaches, and post itself, reflect the ever-changing landscape of athletics, academics, community service, and interests beyond the classroom, going the extra mile.


The VMI club boxing team poses with their belts.

Boxers Bring Home Championship Belts

Three VMI boxers earned national titles, and seven fighters earned All-America honors in the USIBA national tournament in Syracuse over spring furlough.

VMI Band Front and Center for Mardi Gras

More than 130 cadets will perform in New Orleans' Endymion parade Saturday as 30,000 watch in person and hundreds of thousands tune in across the country.

VMI cadets march in the Ranger Challenge competition.

Ranger Teams Rise to the Challenge

VMI fielded two Ranger Challenge teams at Fort Knox Oct. 24-28, finishing in second and third place overall. Their performance represents the best ever result in the military brigade competition.

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces women’s soccer team pose for a photo during a tournament at Fort Bliss, TX June 22.—Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Camille Miller.

Graduates Represent U.S. in Soccer Tourney

Amy Horney ’18 and Kristen Whitehurst ’17 are members of the U.S. Armed Forces women’s soccer team competing in the World Military Women’s Football Championship.

The club lacrosse players pose on the north post turf field.

Club Lacrosse Vies for Championship

VMI’s club lacrosse team is vying for the National College Lacrosse League championship. The championship games will be played this weekend, May 5-6, at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Anglers prepare to leave the dock for the Fishing League Worldwide College Open on Kentucky Lake March 6.

Bass Fishing Club on the Rise

Members of the Institute's newly formed bass fishing club seek camaraderie, outdoor adventure—and a bite on the line.

The VMI Pipe Band marches down 5th Avenue in New York City in 2003.

VMI Band to Lead NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

The VMI Regimental and Pipe Band will be among the first units in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade as the Grand Marshal's band on Saturday, March 17.

Ian Morris ‘19 (left) and Zach Thoele ‘19 adjust a coupling on a tanker truck during an evening shift at the South River Volunteer Fire Department.

Cadet Firefighters Give Back

More than two dozen cadets are now members of the VMI Fire Club, and 20 are volunteering at local fire stations in Lexington and Rockbridge County.

Cadet Holly Njabo '20 deadlifts during the powerlifting competition in Cocke Hall.

Keydet Powerlifters Claim Team Titles

Seven VMI powerlifters took first place in their respective weight classes, and the Keydets claimed two team titles in one of their most successful competitions ever.

Gen. J.H. Binford Peay congratulates the rugby team in Memorial Garden.

Rugby Team Competes in Championships

VMI rugby reached the highest level of play in its 50-year history, defeating Norwich before falling to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the Division II championship.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders