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Posted by Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.) on Sunday, June 20, 2021
  Greetings FUMA family and friends, I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Today is a special day for many as we get to honor our beloved fathers who sacrifice so much for their families on this beautiful Sunday!  I want to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day and also want to praise our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for allowing us to rejoice on such a special day.  2 Samuel 7:14-15: "I will be a father to him, and he'll be a son to me. When he does wrong, I'll discipline him in the... Read More
Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021
  The Fork Union Military Academy family and entire basketball community is mourning the passing of Virginia Sports Hall of Fame basketball coach Fletcher Arritt who died Wednesday, June 16, at the age of 79. Arritt, a 1960 alumnus, worked at the Academy for 46 years as a basketball coach and biology teacher.  Arritt first arrived at Fork Union Military Academy as student in 1959, playing basketball for Coach Bill Miller and earning the role of team co-captain. He earned a scholarship to... Read More
Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021
  Colonel David L. Coggins, President of Fork Union Military Academy, is pleased to announce the hiring of Ben Jamison as the Academy’s Chaplain.   The position became available after Dr. James Benson received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Liberty University in May and will be moving to a position as a teacher and college placement counselor in the fall. Jamison comes to the Academy after serving nine years as the Senior Pastor of Effort Baptist Christ here in Fluvanna County. The... Read More
Posted by Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.) on Friday, June 4, 2021
  I wanted to provide you with an update on the Academy as we close the 2020-2021 academic school year.    1. Our 122nd Academic Year: The Corps of Cadets completed a full academic year with in-person classes and scheduled virtual learning throughout a global pandemic. Our cadets have worked hard in the classroom since August, engaged fully in our military structure while away from their families and friends.  In-person visits were very limited with just two major leaves and no weekend... Read More
Posted by Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.) on Monday, May 31, 2021
  Memorial Day is for remembering those who died in service to our great nation. Thank God for those who gave their lives. We remember. In God we trust. Be safe this weekend. Freedom isn’t free. God bless the USA.    Best regards, Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.) President Fork Union Military Academy    
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021
  Dean Hall, the head wrestling coach of Fork Union Military Academy, has been selected to serve as the Virginia Representative on the National Prep School Wrestling Board, the governing body for national independent school wrestling. Previously, Coach Hall was elected the Chairman of the Wrestling Executive Committee of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA), the state governing body for independent school wrestling in Virginia. In an email announcing Coach Hall's... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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Posted on Monday, May 24, 2021
Fork Union Military Academy congratulates LTC Michael Hooper today for being named Teacher of the Year for the 2020-2021 academic year. Cadets were able to vote among the five teachers who had been selected Teacher of the Term throughout the school year. LTC Hooper has been a part of the FUMA for 33 years. Hooper taught Math and Spanish this year. Also known as “Coach” Hooper, he has been head coach of both Baseball and Football during his tenure at Fork Union. In addition to his academic... Read More
Posted on Thursday, May 20, 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 on Thursday, May 20, 2021
  MAJ Joshua Acree Fork Union Military Academy congratulates MAJ Joshua Acree today for being named Teacher of the Term 5 of the 2020-2021 academic year. Cadets submit nominations for the Teacher of the Term at the conclusion of each grading term. The cadet nominations are reviewed and evaluated by the Teacher of the Term/Year Committee, which is comprised of non-academic staff members. After considering cadet nominations, the Committee announces the Teacher of the Term.  MAJ Acree has... Read More


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