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  • Romney Refutes Obama Threat Assessment In Foreign Policy

    10/09/2012 3:58:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/9/2012 | Amiel Ungar
    Republican candidate Mitt Romney chose the battleground state of Virginia to issue a major foreign policy address at VMI. More than a month after the Democratic convention in Charlotte, where President Barack Obama painted a sanguine picture of Islamic extremism in decline, Romney responded that this narrative was at best wishful thinking and at worst a deception. Perhaps at the time of the Democratic convention, the Romney campaign was either too fixated on economics or felt that Americans so wanted to believe the president's message that Romney would just be considered a party pooper. The events in Libya and the...
  • Romney foreign policy at VMI -- text of prepared version

    10/08/2012 10:54:43 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8 October 2012 | Mitt Romney
    Updated: Monday, October 8, 11:39 AM Mitt Romney today delivered an address on foreign policy, titled “The Mantle of Leadership” to the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. The following remarks were prepared for delivery: I particularly appreciate the introduction from my good friend and tireless campaign companion, Gov. Bob McDonnell. He is showing what conservative leadership can do to build a stronger economy. Thank you also Congressman Goodlatte for joining us today. And particular thanks to Gen. Peay. I appreciate your invitation to be with you today at the Virginia Military Institute. It is a great privilege to be...
  • Mitt Romney Delivers Major Foreign Policy Speech (live video)

    10/08/2012 8:25:20 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    C-Span ^ | 10/8/2012 | C-Span
    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney visits the Virginia Military Institute on Monday to lay out his foreign policy vision, and contrast it with that of President Obama. Coming off a widely reported success in last week's domestic policy-focused Presidential debate, Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan held rallies in Virginia on Thursday and Friday. The Presidential candidates have a week off before the next debate, which is a town hall format. The final debate, which focuses on foreign policy, will take place October 22. Romney has previously struggled in the foreign policy arena, with an overseas trip this...
  • LIVE THREAD ~ Romney to deliver foreign policy speech amid big questions on Libya, global economy

    10/08/2012 7:34:13 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 201 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 October 2012
    Mitt Romney in a major speech Monday will call for a change of course in U.S. foreign policy -- saying the recent, deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya is part of a “profound upheaval” and that “hope is not a strategy.” The speech will mark one of Romney’s final opportunities before Election Day to show his potential as a world leader -- amid political turmoil in the Middle East. “The attacks on America last month should not be seen as random acts. They are expressions of a larger struggle that is playing out across the broader Middle East...
  • Sec. of State Clinton to be honored by V [WTF? Honored for embracing Muslim Brotherhood?]

    04/03/2012 4:31:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    WSLS-TV ^ | 4/3/12
    Secretary of StateHillaryClinton isbeing honored by Virginia Military Institute with the Distinguished Diplomat Award. Clinton will accept the honor on Tuesday and address students and faculty during a noon address on the Lexington campus. VMI's superintendent, Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, calls the award "highly appropriate" based on Clinton's long and varied career on the national and international scene.
  • Hillary Clinton coming to VMI in Virginia (MEGA BARF ALERT)

    Hillary Rodham Clinton to visit VMI next week Associated Press LEXINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is visiting Virginia Military Institute next week. VMI says Clinton will be presented with the college's Distinguished Diplomat Award on April 3. She also will address VMI cadets. VMI Superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III says Clinton's work throughout her public life makes the award "highly appropriate." The award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in advancing U.S. interests abroad through diplomacy. The event at Cameron Hall is free and open to the public.
  • Charles A. Ransom of Midlothian among those killed in Afghan airport shooting

    04/30/2011 10:10:48 AM PDT · by Portcall24 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    An Air Force officer from Midlothian was among eight service members killed when an Afghan military pilot opened fire at the Kabul airport Wednesday. Ransom was a Virginia Military Institute alumnus and was vice president of the Class of 2001. He was a computer science major, a cadet corporal platoon sergeant and Rat Challenge corporal. VMI released a statement Friday that said the Air Force had selected Ransom for promotion to the rank of major. The statement recalled that in a 1988 speech at the school, Ransom "promised he would be a fighter for all of us. That he was....
  • VMI celebrates Islam Judaism Christianity in Spain 711-1492

    02/15/2011 9:31:58 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 45 replies
    Virginia Militry Institute VMI website ^ | Jan 2011 | Virginia Military Institute VMI
    A fusion between two worlds began 1300 years ago with Tariq ibn Ziyad’s crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar in 711. Please join us to commemorate the brilliant contributions resulting from the blending of eastern and western cultures. The agenda will tell the vital story of the achievements when Christians, Jews, and Muslims thrived side by side in Western Europe, building a society that lit the Dark Ages. Experts will discuss how to transform education, promote tolerance, civility, political reform, and advance human development so that we can emulate the spirit and triumphs of the early years. Diplomacy and Democratization...
  • VMI Response to Conference Criticism

    02/10/2011 8:01:03 AM PST · by La Lydia · 17 replies
    VMI ^ | February 10, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Va. Feb. 10, 2011 – Undoubtedly, many of you have received information about the controversy during the past few days surrounding VMI’s “East Meets West” Conference which will be held March 23-25, 2011. The purpose of this is to dispel some of the misinformation that is appearing in e-mail and blog postings and ensure you are aware of what this conference is truly about. The online registration information on the VMI website contained a summary of the conference. In that overview it was stated that this year was the 1300th anniversary of Tariq ibn Ziyad’s crossing the Strait of...
  • Virginia Military Institute Celebrates Muslim Victory Over the West

    02/08/2011 7:36:32 AM PST · by La Lydia · 49 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | February 8, 2011
    The disease called moonbattery kills from within by attacking the most vital centers. The Virginia Military Institute has been home to Stonewall Jackson and George Patton. Now it produces politically correct celebrations of Muslim victories over Western Civilization. Next month [Jackson's] beloved Virginia Military Institute will be convening a celebration commemorating the 1300th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Spain under the Muslim warlord Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711 A.D. The March 23-25 celebration entitled "711-2011: East Meets West" and organized by VMI's Center for Leadership and Ethics, is scheduled to feature standard Muslim apologists Reza Aslan and Akbar...
  • VMI Celebrates Muslim Invasion, Brutal 781-year Occupation of Spain

    02/03/2011 9:41:04 PM PST · by Islander7 · 134 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Feb 3, 2011 | Patrick S. Poole
    Stonewall Jackson is rolling over in his grave. Next month his beloved Virginia Military Institute will be convening a celebration commemorating the 1300th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Spain under the Muslim warlord Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711 A.D. The March 23-25 celebration entitled “711-2011: East Meets West” and organized by VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, is scheduled to feature standard Muslim apologists Reza Aslan and Akbar Ahmed. VMI Superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay has even filmed an invitation to the celebration.
  • VMI to Present Award to Secretary of State Clinton

    04/20/2010 2:04:25 PM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 19 replies · 470+ views
    The Alleghany Journal ^ | Apr 19, 2010 | staff
    LEXINGTON, Va. (April 19, 2010) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will receive the Distinguished Diplomat Award from Virginia Military Institute when she visits the post on April 28. “Secretary Clinton’s work throughout her public life representing the United States in numerous venues and on issues of national and international importance makes this award highly appropriate,” said Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, superintendent of the military college. “It is an honor for us that she is taking time from her busy schedule to come to VMI to address the Corps of Cadets as well as receive this award.”
  • Va. Military Institute faces sexism accusations

    11/22/2009 1:51:54 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 34 replies · 1,090+ views
    AP ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | Sue Lindsey
    LEXINGTON, Va. — Virginia Military Institute is defending itself against a lengthy investigation into accusations that the school's policies are sexist and hostile toward female cadets, a dozen years after women won the right to enroll. The federal Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has an ongoing investigation of a sex discrimination complaint at the small, state-supported school that so far has taken nearly a year and a half — three times longer than usual. Defenders say VMI has worked hard to recruit women and make them comfortable since the U.S. Supreme Court ordered co-education in 1997, but women...
  • VMI cadet 'touched so many lives

    11/15/2009 3:23:39 PM PST · by Tank-FL · 10 replies · 744+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 15, 2009 | By Frederick N. Rasmussen
    Monsignor Joseph L. Luca, pastor of St. Louis Church, sought to ease the grief of family, friends, and classmates from Mount St. Joseph High School and Virginia Military Institute - 1,200 in all - who gathered Saturday at the Clarksville Roman Catholic church to mourn the death of John Alexander Evans. Evans, a 19-year-old VMI cadet from Highland who had graduated earlier this year from Mount St. Joe, died last Saturday in a Lexington, Va., hospital after collapsing in his barracks room upon completion of a 10-mile training march. Autopsy results are expected this week. "Our hearts go out to...
  • VMI Marching Band and Corps in Inaugural Parade

    01/21/2009 11:01:55 AM PST · by LSUfan · 6 replies · 734+ views
    YouTube ^ | 20 Jan 09 | None
    I thought this was an impressive display: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07dI-6OO6ho
  • Federal Judge: College must turn over student names to RIAA

    06/20/2008 12:25:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies · 175+ views
    U.S. District Judge F. Bradford Stillman this morning ruled that the College must turn over the names of 20 students suspected of downloading music illegally to the Recording Industry Association of America. The RIAA plans to sue the students for copyright infringement after they allegedly downloaded music on peer-to-peer music sharing programs such as Limewire. 7 students have already settled independently, paying between $3,000 and $5,000 each. The suit had previously been denied by U.S. District Judge Walter D. Kelley Jr. Kelley recently retired, and the RIAA asked Stillman to overturn his ruling. According to RIAA lawyer Katheryn Coggon, the...
  • Gates Extols Public Service to VMI Graduates

    05/16/2008 4:41:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 75+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2008 – America needs dedicated public servants now more than ever, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told graduates at the Virginia Military Institute, in Lexington, Va., today. Gates congratulated the 246 graduates of the state military college on their accomplishments and said the institute has taught them lessons on the importance of public service and duty to their fellow citizens. “For generations, VMI has graduated young people ready to raise their right hands and defend their homeland,” the secretary said. “This is something to be grateful for in any time period, but never more so than in...
  • US Marines Honor 2 Comrades Killed in Afghanistan, First Deaths Since New Deployment

    04/24/2008 7:23:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 58+ views
    Yahoo! News - Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2008 | JASON STRAZIUSO
    CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan - More than 100 U.S. Marines stood at attention before four empty boots and two sets of dog tags Tuesday to honor the first Marines to die in Afghanistan since their unit's deployment last month. 1st Sgt. Luke J. Mercardante, 35, and Cpl. Kyle W. Wilks, 24, died in a roadside bomb explosion in the Panjwayi district of Kandahar province on April 15, said Lt. Col. Ricky Brown, the commander of Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at Camp Lejuene, North Carolina. Dark, overcast skies, a blustery wind and light droplets of rain reflected...
  • Blast Kills Local Marines in Kandahar, Afghanistan

    04/19/2008 7:48:03 AM PDT · by srmorton · 9 replies · 1,912+ views
    The Daily News, Jacksonville, NC ^ | April 19, 2008 | Jennifer Hlad
    As a drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Luke Mercardante trained more than 1,200 men, turning them from civilians into Marines. Later, at Camp Lejeune, Mercardante visited the Wounded Warriors barracks and was approached by a young man who had been one of his recruits. The man told him that a lesson he learned from Mercardante at boot camp saved his life, said Mercardante's girlfriend, Kimberly Hull. The young man remembered Mercardante yelling at him, telling him not to move, Hull said. So when the time came, he didn't move, and lived.
  • One last bottle for the 'boys' of the 6th Division (Marines)

    04/01/2008 3:40:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies · 197+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | April 1, 2008 | Tom Hallman Jr.
    A Gresham veteran wants an historic bottle of Chivas Regal preserved in a Marine museum A Gresham man who won a piece of U.S. Marine Corps history during a veterans auction is trying to make sure his prize -- a bottle of scotch in a handmade oak display case -- doesn't end up collecting dust in the back of a closet. Reese "Andy" Anderson, who served three years in the fabled 6th Marine Division during World War II, hopes to get what's called "The Last Man's Bottle" displayed at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia. The bottle...
  • Iraq Success Boosts John McCain, But Will It Ultimately Burn Him?

    03/24/2008 5:42:40 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 3 replies · 279+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | March 24, 2008 | Jamie Weinstein
    On April 11, 2007, Arizona Senator John McCain gave a major speech on the Iraq War at the Virginia Military Institute. When he took the stage at VMI, the Iraq troop surge had yet to be fully implemented. Some questioned whether McCain's strong and early support for President Bush's surge policy – labeled by some the "McCain Surge" as result of the senator's early advocacy of the tactic – when the American people were becoming dissatisfied with the country's involvement in Iraq would doom his presidential campaign. During the speech, McCain addressed this criticism head on. "Will this nation's elected...
  • Woman VMI Cadet Prepares for Iraq Duty

    06/21/2007 5:35:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1,259+ views
    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind., June 21, 2007 – Like many college students, Sarah McIntosh will work an internship this summer. She won’t be working in the mailroom, at a bank or acting as a gofer for an advertising agency, though. Her internship will be a little more intense and adventurous. Cadet Sarah McIntosh acquires a target through the sights on her M-4 rifle during training on June 19, 2007, at Camp Atterbury Joint Training Center, Ind. McIntosh is the first woman cadet to serve in a United States war from Virginia Military Institute. Photo by Staff Sgt. Russell Klika, USA...
  • McCain speech at VMI... MUST READ.. FINALLY SOMEONE CALLS THE DEMS OUT... NO PUNCHES PULLED.

    04/12/2007 6:40:52 AM PDT · by HamiltonJay · 161 replies · 4,485+ views
    USA TODAY | 4/12/2007 | John McCain
    <p>Before I left for Iraq, I watched with regret as the House of Representatives voted to deny our troops the support necessary to carry out their new mission. Democratic leaders smiled and cheered as the last votes were counted.</p> <p>What were they celebrating? Defeat? Surrender?</p>
  • Former VMI cadets serve in aviation units in Iraq

    05/17/2006 4:22:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 349+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | May 16, 2006 | Cpl. Jonathan K. Teslevich
    AL ASAD, Iraq (May 16, 2006) -- One hundred and sixty-seven years ago, an educational institution was founded in the rolling hills of Virginia. Through the years, many brave Americans have walked its halls, taking the first steps of journeys marked by personal sacrifices of which some even offered their lives in defense of their fellow citizens and country. The Virginia Military Institute's mission is to produce educated, honorable men and women prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service,...
  • Rumsfeld to VMI cadets: embrace patriotism, service

    05/16/2006 11:51:33 AM PDT · by Darnright · 8 replies · 294+ views
    roanoke.com ^ | 5/16/2006 | Jay Conley and Beth Jones
    Off-campus protesters peacefully criticize Bush administration war policies. U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told 240 cadets graduating from Virginia Military Institute today to be proud of their military education and to seek out challenges. "Whether your service is in uniform or out, serve a cause worthy of yourself," Rumsfeld told the graduates. With increased pressure on President Bush over the progress of the war in Iraq, Rumsfeld used his address to respond to some of that criticism. While the World War II D-Day invasion is now heralded as a great victory, Rumsfeld noted the June 6, 1944, landing in...
  • Secretary of Defense to Address Graduating VMI Cadets

    04/19/2006 7:14:15 AM PDT · by Tank-FL · 1 replies · 200+ views
    The Virginia Military Institute ^ | April 6, 2006 | VMI
    LEXINGTON, Va., April 6, 2006 - Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will deliver the commencement address to Virginia Military Institute's graduating cadets on May 16. The commencement exercise is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. in Cameron Hall. This will mark the secretary's first visit to VMI in his tenure as Secretary of Defense. "The Class of 2006 is honored to have Secretary Rumsfeld as our commencement speaker," said class president Cadet Michael R. Pasquale of South Salem, N.Y. "Duty and service to the nation are examples of Secretary Rumsfeld's character which we all should emulate. The sacrifice and...
  • Creator of the I formation dead at 92

    01/20/2006 3:11:09 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 38 replies · 342+ views
    SI.com ^ | 20 January 2005 | APee
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Tom Nugent, who was credited with developing the I formation at Virginia Military Institute, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, his family said. He was 92. A member of the College Football Hall of Fame for his innovations, Nugent was also credited with creating the "typewriter" huddle where players stood in two rows rather than a circle while plays were being called. He was a head coach for 17 years, posting an 89-80-3 record before turning to broadcasting and public relations. He was 19-18-2 at VMI from 1949-52. During his six years at Florida State in...
  • Who was Sir Moses J. Ezekiel?

    10/21/2005 1:36:07 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies · 258+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | Oct 12, 2005 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Who was Sir Moses J. Ezekiel? Calvin E. Johnson, Jr. "The death of Moses Ezekiel, the distinguished and greatly loved American sculptor, who lived in Rome for more than forty years, caused universal regret here----1921, The New York Times Dispatch from Rome. We have heard the many speeches, at a soldier's memorial, by those who conclude, by saying, "We shall never forget our Veterans!" But have we, not, forgotten our ancestors? Memorial observances, which once were attended by the thousands, are now attended by fewer folks. September through October is Hispanic History Month. Do your children know who Sir Moses...
  • Army National Guard Captain Lowell T. Miller II, VMI Class of 1993

    09/02/2005 10:09:12 AM PDT · by SegerSkriv · 8 replies · 925+ views
    VMI ^ | 02 Sept 05 | VMI
    Sad Day today.
  • Naval Academy Will Continue to Say Grace

    08/31/2005 7:01:55 AM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies · 765+ views
    AP | 8/31/05
    ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Naval Academy has no plans to drop the regular saying of grace before its midshipmen's lunch, despite a policy issued this week by the Air Force to discourage most public prayer, a spokesman said. The Naval Academy is the only U.S. military institution that holds formal prayer at lunch, a ritual that might date to its founding in 1845. Its chaplains say grace at the mandatory lunch for its more than 4,100 midshipmen. Academy spokesman Cmdr. Rod Gibbons said there are no plans to change the tradition of what he has called "devotional thoughts." Prayers are...
  • Naval Academy Next Target For ADL

    06/22/2005 8:50:52 AM PDT · by aQ_code_initiate · 47 replies · 1,126+ views
    The Jewish Week ^ | 06/10/2005 | Stewart Ain
    Naval Academy Next Target For ADL After success with Air Force, effort to stop imposed prayers at Annapolis. Stewart Ain - Staff Writer After receiving assurances last week from the superintendent of the Air Force Academy that religious intolerance on campus will end, the Anti-Defamation League is now setting its sights on the mandatory mealtime prayer recited at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Abraham Foxman, the ADL’s national director, said he plans to go to Washington next week to meet with members of the armed forces committees of the House and Senate to discuss religious coercion at both the...
  • New Market Day marked by VMI

    05/15/2005 12:49:52 PM PDT · by e5man_r_u? · 8 replies · 434+ views
    I would be remiss as an Alumnus if I did not post some kind of New Market day thread. The Battle of New Market was fought on May 15th 1864 outside the town of New Market VA. During the battle the VMI corps of cadets distinguished themselves by charging the Union lines and capturing a Union Artillery battery. Eight cadets were killed that day. Two more died later from their wounds.
  • Marine Captain James C. Edge, VMI Class of 1996

    04/15/2005 2:59:59 PM PDT · by Tank-FL · 34 replies · 1,061+ views
    www.vmi.edu ^ | April 15, 2005 | Virginia Military Institute
    LEXINGTON, Va., April 15, 2005 ­ Marine Capt. James C. Edge, a 1996 graduate of Virginia Military Institute, was killed in action in Al-Ramadi, Iraq, Thursday. Details on the circumstances of his death were not immediately available. A native of Virginia Beach, Va., Capt. Edge, 31, earned a bachelor's degree in international studies while at VMI. In addition, he was, a cadre corporal as a 3rd Classman; a sergeant as a 2nd Classman; and executive officer of Alpha Company as a 1st Classman. He was also a member of the Rat Disciplinary Committee. Funeral arrangements are not available at this...
  • Another American Hero/VMI alum kia in Iraq

    04/15/2005 2:24:02 PM PDT · by SegerSkriv · 3 replies · 452+ views
    VMI ^ | 15 APR 2005 | VMI
    http://www.vmi.edu/show.asp?durki=5917&site=11&return=4338
  • On being the 'other' (VMI profs commentary)

    04/02/2005 6:25:42 PM PST · by SegerSkriv · 28 replies · 989+ views
    Inside Higher Education ^ | Mary Ann Dellinger
    On Being the ‘Other’ By Mary Ann Dellinger When one interviews for a tenure-track position at Virginia Military Institute, the process often seems more like an orientation session than an exploration of a suitable match between the interviewee’s credentials and the mission of the institute. From the dean to the last of one’s future colleagues, the candidate is reminded once and again of the “unique military atmosphere” that defines VMI; the requirement that all faculty wear a uniform, the fact that all uniformed faculty and staff adhere to military protocol, and that one does not refer to the VMI campus...
  • US academy probing cadets who wore Nazi costumes to Halloween party (friends of Harry?)

    01/31/2005 11:00:00 AM PST · by jb6 · 24 replies · 780+ views
    AFP ^ | Sun Jan 30, 4:47 PM ET
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A well-known US academy that moulds cadets for potential military careers has opened an investigation after photographs of some of its students posing in Nazi costumes and parodying gays were posted on a public website. VMI Photo The Virginia Military Institute (VMI) said it was "disappointed" in the cadets' behaviour, but that the probe will determine whether any disciplinary actions will be taken against those involved, some of whom also parodied Africans during an October 2004 Halloween party. Although the party at the academy's "barracks" in rural Virginia occurred several months ago, the photographs of cadets --...
  • VMI launches investigation of costume party

    01/31/2005 4:24:15 AM PST · by Tank-FL · 13 replies · 572+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Friday, January 28, 2005 | By Matt Chittum
    Virginia Military Institute officials are investigating a 2004 barracks Halloween observance during which cadets dressed as Nazi soldiers, drag queens and a starving African. Officials at the Lexington college were alerted to the behavior when someone referred them to an Internet message board on which four photographs of the costumed men are posted. "We've been made aware of the possible involvement of a small number of VMI cadets in various insensitive and inappropriate photographic poses appearing on a Web site unaffiliated with VMI," spokesman Stewart MacInnis said. "VMI does not condone such behavior and this matter is being investigated accordingly....
  • VMI launches investigation of costume party

    01/29/2005 8:12:36 AM PST · by finnman69 · 17 replies · 984+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | 1/28/05 | Matt Chittum
    Virginia Military Institute officials are investigating a 2004 barracks Halloween observance during which cadets dressed as Nazi soldiers, drag queens and a starving African. Officials at the Lexington college were alerted to the behavior when someone referred them to an Internet message board on which four photographs of the costumed men are posted. "We've been made aware of the possible involvement of a small number of VMI cadets in various insensitive and inappropriate photographic poses appearing on a Web site unaffiliated with VMI," spokesman Stewart MacInnis said. "VMI does not condone such behavior and this matter is being investigated accordingly....
  • Happy Birthday Stonewall Jackson

    01/21/2005 5:55:57 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 44 replies · 1,492+ views
    Gen. Stonewall JacksonFrom the original image in the VMI Archives Photograph collection Stonewall Jackson Biographical Information This page provides a brief chronology of significant events. For more detailed information, consult one of the several published biographies of Jackson. We highly recommend Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend, by James I. Robertson, Jr.. (Macmillan Publishing, ©1997). This book is available in most public and academic libraries. Note: Jackson was born and grew up in what is now the state of West Virginia. Until 1863, this area was part of Virginia. 1824 January 21Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born at...
  • Another reason to come to W2 BALL

    12/21/2004 4:26:49 AM PST · by Tank-FL · 10 replies · 550+ views
    LEXINGTON, Va., Dec. 20, 2004 -- For the twelfth time, the Corps of Cadets of Virginia Military Institute will march in a Presidential inaugural parade, said VMI Superintendent Gen. J. H. Binford Peay III. "It is a high honor for VMI to participate in President Bush's inauguration," Peay said. "For these cadets, it will be an exciting and proud day in their time at VMI, and I expect it will be something they will look back on from a historic perspective with fondness and memories." Peay said VMI was notified over the weekend that the entire 1,300-member Corps of Cadets...
  • Captain Wullenwaber VMI '02

    12/07/2004 10:03:36 PM PST · by SegerSkriv · 8 replies · 658+ views
    vmi.edu ^ | 06 DEC 04 | VMI
    http://www.vmi.edu/show.asp?durki=5237&site=11&return=4338 Another great American Hero
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of New Market (5/15/1864) - Aug. 11th, 2004

    08/10/2004 10:55:10 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 82 replies · 2,235+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • TAPS - Army Major Paul R. Syverson, III, VMI Class of 1993

    06/17/2004 1:25:18 PM PDT · by SegerSkriv · 7 replies · 223+ views
    The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI Family of the death of Army Major Paul R. Syverson III, VMI Class of '93. Major Syverson was killed in action on June 16, 2004 near Camp Anaconda in Iraq. Survivors include his parents; wife, Jackie; seven-year-old son, Paul; and his two-month-old daughter, Amy Elizabeth. Major Syverson grew up in Arlington Heights, Ill., and graduated from John Hershey High School in 1989. After graduating from VMI, he was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his role in...
  • TAPS - Army Major Paul R. Syverson, III, VMI Class of 1993

    06/17/2004 6:00:33 PM PDT · by Tank-FL · 8 replies · 322+ views
    VMI.EDU ^ | 06-17-2004 | Virginia Military Institute
    The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI Family of the death of Army Major Paul R. Syverson III, VMI Class of '93. Major Syverson was killed in action on June 16, 2004 near Camp Anaconda in Iraq. Survivors include his parents; wife, Jackie; seven-year-old son, Paul; and his two-month-old daughter, Amy Elizabeth. Major Syverson grew up in Arlington Heights, Ill., and graduated from John Hershey High School in 1989. After graduating from VMI, he was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his role in...
  • Painting for Tuition

    06/11/2004 1:00:39 PM PDT · by Tank-FL · 84+ views
    The Virginia Pilot - Clipper ^ | 06/11/2004 | Rita Frankenberry
    My Son is working his way through college .. as a house painter CLICK THIS LINK to see clipping: Click Me
  • TAPS - Specialist Ryan E. Doltz, VMI Class of 2000

    06/11/2004 4:35:39 AM PDT · by Tank-FL · 15 replies · 1,387+ views
    VMI ^ | 06/10/2004 | Virginia Military Institute
    The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the combat death of Specialist Ryan E. Doltz, VMI Class of 2000, on June 5, 2004, in Iraq. Specialist Doltz was mobilized with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, which deployed to Iraq in February. The unit was retrained to perform military police duties prior to its deployment. He died Saturday when an improvised explosive device was set off. Specialist Doltz was a native of Mine Hill, New Jersey. He matriculated with the Class of 2000, but graduated with the Class of 2002 with a Bachelor...
  • Reagan Enjoyed Virginia's History ["Brother Rat" leads to re-assignment in Army Air Corps]

    06/08/2004 6:43:46 AM PDT · by HenryLeeII · 4 replies · 198+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | June 8, 2004 | Peter Hardin
    <p>WASHINGTON - Ronald Reagan loved Virginia's history and "could recount every campaign" in which Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson fought, according to Sen. John W. Warner.</p> <p>One chat about such Civil War history led Reagan to tell how he leveraged his role in a movie set at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington with a cavalry colonel, the Virginia Republican said yesterday.</p>
  • War on Terror Requires Next Generation to Lead

    05/17/2004 4:34:58 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 2 replies · 292+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | May 17, 2004 | Jim Garamone
    War on Terror Requires Next Generation to Lead By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, May 17, 2004 – The war on terrorism will require the next generation to be leaders, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at Virginia Military Institute commencement May 15. Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers told the "Keydets" that there has never been a more important time to serve America than today. "We're fighting a war against extremists who use terrorism as their weapon to create fear," Myers said. "They attack the most visible targets they can; killing innocent men, women and...
  • War on Terror Requires Next Generation to Lead

    05/17/2004 11:08:52 AM PDT · by gilliam · 4 replies · 695+ views
    War on Terror Requires Next Generation to Lead By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 17, 2004 – The war on terrorism will require the next generation to be leaders, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at Virginia Military Institute commencement May 15. Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers told the "Keydets" that there has never been a more important time to serve America than today. "We're fighting a war against extremists who use terrorism as their weapon to create fear," Myers said. "They attack the most visible targets they can; killing innocent men,...
  • Supreme Court Won't Intervene in VMI Mealtime Prayer Ruling

    04/27/2004 3:20:00 AM PDT · by tdadams · 10 replies · 163+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 26, 2004 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - There will be no voluntary prayers at mealtime for VMI cadets. Earlier, a federal appeals court said the practice of having cadets say grace before meals was unconstitutional, and on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court let the decision stand. The American Center for Law and Justice, an organization that specializes in constitutional law, said the Supreme Court is sending the wrong message by refusing to overturn the lower-court ruling. "The Supreme Court missed an important opportunity to protect a time-honored tradition at Virginia Military Institute," said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ. "It is disappointing to see...