The Bomb

Cadets write, edit, and manage The Bomb.  VMI's yearbook chronicles events and experiences.  The Bomb was first published in 1885 and has been published continuously since 1897.  This is the 180th year of VMI, and we are looking to use this theme throughout the book. 

How to Purchase the 2019 edition of The Bomb

The 2019 yearbook The Bomb is ready for purchase at  There are four packages available this school year—three to personalize your yearbook and one for just the yearbook. You can also purchase a full page, 1/2, or ¼-page ad completely online.  

For departments on campus please call CSM Rubenstein at 7325 for an order form.  This is done on a case-by-case basis only.  

How to Purchase older editions of The Bomb

If you would like to purchase older editions of The Bomb from previous years, please call CSM Rubenstein before you mail your check as some editions have only one copy available.  These leftover editions will be available on reunion weekends. Editions available are 1959, 1962, 1963, 1967, 1969, 1970-1978, 1980, 1983, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000-2004, 2007-2013, 2015, and 2017.   Make your checks out to The VMI Bomb. Preston Library maintains copies of each edition for patrons to use within the library when visiting the Institute, and past versions are archived online.  The printer produces a limited number of each edition and cannot reproduce past editions. 

Questions?  Please call (540) 464-7325 and speak to The Bomb advisor!


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