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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2021
Every Friday the Fork Union Military Faculty and Staff meet to nominate a few who have exceeded the standards and demonstrated superlative performance. Whilst we have various awards and recognitions - a simple "Well Done!" we hope, is also appreciated. The combination of the Bravo and Zulu nautical signal flags, i.e., Bravo Zulu, also referred to as "BZ," is a naval signal, typically conveyed by flag hoist or voice radio, meaning "Well Done" with regard to actions, operations or performance... Read More
Posted by Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.) on Friday, January 8, 2021
  Cadets, Welcome back! I am excited to have our FUMA Family together again as we return to campus and begin classes on campus again on Monday morning. We are praying for your safe travel. God bless you. See you soon. Go FUMA!    Best regards, Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.) President Fork Union Military Academy    
Posted by Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.) on Friday, December 18, 2020
  We successfully opened up this past fall and held in-person classes and fielded athletic teams in interscholastic competition. The protocols and procedures we put in place to protect our campus from COVID-19 worked well and we have had ZERO cases of COVID-19 on campus so far this year. We dealt with one situation in which a day student was exposed to a family member who contracted COVID-19, but we quickly responded to that report, we quarantined a few students who had close contact with that... Read More
Posted by LTC James Benson, Chaplain on Friday, December 18, 2020
  FUMA faculty, staff, and cadets: As Christians around the world celebrate Christmas, we must be reminded as we look back on this most difficult year of the basic message of Christmas.  God cared enough about this broken world that He gave us all an incredible gift – eternal salvation – that was made possible by the birth of Christ over 2000 years ago.  Emmanuel, “God with us,” took on human flesh and walked among His creation.  His teachings and example set the standard which so many of us... Read More
Posted by Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.) on Friday, December 11, 2020
  To our Corps of Cadets, Greeting from campus! I miss you and am praying for you. This is a challenging year with COVID, switching from on-campus to distance education for part of the 3rd Term, being at home and missing friends, sports, and activities on campus. We can be crushed by the weight of uncertainty and worry, or we can change, adapt and overcome. God wants us to be overcomers. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your... Read More
Posted by Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.) on Tuesday, December 8, 2020
  As we shift to distance education for a few weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years we encourage our cadets to stay in shape, study hard, and continue to pray and seek Gods wisdom in your life. Body, mind and spirit. Best wishes to you all. Go FUMA! Best regards, Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.) President Fork Union Military Academy    
Posted on Monday, December 7, 2020
  December 7th is honored each year by Fork Union Military Academy, along with the entire nation, as a day of remembrance. Described by then President Franklin D. Roosevelt as "a date which will live in infamy," we remember the bravery and sacrifice of the men in our armed forces on this 79th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Today, there stands in the harbor at Pearl Harbor a beautiful memorial structure built atop the sunken USS Arizona to honor the 2,403... Read More
Posted on Monday, December 7, 2020
We are keeping up with the success of alumnus Ahmed Khalil, who recently was the guest on the podcast Empathy Always Wins speaking about leadership and the lessons he learned while a cadet at Fork Union Military Academy. Keep up the great work, Ahmed! Below is the link for the full episode.. #30. How Attending Military School Taught Me Key Leadership Traits with Ahmed Khalil → Listen on Apple Podcasts: → Listen on Spotify: → Listen on Anghami... Read More
Posted on Monday, December 7, 2020
It was great having alumnus (and current parent!) Wallace "Buddy" Ryland on campus recently to share his knowledge and experience with our current Corps of Cadets. Ryland shared his insights on business networking, making use of networking sites such as LinkedIn, and the importance of digital competence in today's world. Thank you, Buddy!  
Posted on Monday, December 7, 2020
Congratulations to alumnus Phil Wall on the success of his documentary film, "The Book Keepers." Phil's film won both the Jury Prize and Audience Award as Best Documentary Feature last month at the Austin Film Festival. The powerful and moving film documents Phil's father's journey through a national book tour and processing the grief of losing his spouse to breast cancer.  Roanoke's WSLS-TV shared his story on a recent news broadcast.  


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