Letcher Avenue March

Aug. 31, 2014 — Cadre marches the rats down Letcher Avenue following Rat Crucible today. — VMI Video by Stephen Hanes.

  • Rat Crucible
Aug. 31, 2014 — Rats swim, crawl, run, and climb their way through a gamut of physical challenges during Rat Crucible today. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • Rat Crucible
Aug. 31, 2014 — Rats swim, crawl, run, and climb their way through a gamut of physical challenges during Rat Crucible today. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • Rat Crucible
Aug. 31, 2014 — Rats swim, crawl, run, and climb their way through a gamut of physical challenges during Rat Crucible today. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • Rat Crucible
Aug. 31, 2014 — Rats swim, crawl, run, and climb their way through a gamut of physical challenges during Rat Crucible today. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • Rat Crucible
Aug. 31, 2014 — Rats swim, crawl, run, and climb their way through a gamut of physical challenges during Rat Crucible today. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • Rat Crucible
Aug. 31, 2014 — Rats swim, crawl, run, and climb their way through a gamut of physical challenges during Rat Crucible today. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • Rat Crucible
Aug. 31, 2014 — Rats swim, crawl, run, and climb their way through a gamut of physical challenges during Rat Crucible today. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • Rat Crucible
Aug. 31, 2014 — Rats swim, crawl, run, and climb their way through a gamut of physical challenges during Rat Crucible today. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • Rat Crucible
Aug. 31, 2014 — Rats swim, crawl, run, and climb their way through a gamut of physical challenges during Rat Crucible today. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.

Rat Crucible

Aug. 31, 2014 — Rats swim, crawl, run, and climb their way through a gamut of physical challenges during Rat Crucible today. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.

Football Sendoff

Aug. 29, 2014 — The rats cheer on members of the football team as players leave post for their first game of the year tomorrow at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. — VMI Video by Stephen Hanes.

  • Rat Training for ROTC
Aug. 29, 2014 — Rats explore their military options during ROTC orientation today. — VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.
  • Rat Training for ROTC
Aug. 29, 2014 — Rats explore their military options during ROTC orientation today. — VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.
  • Rat Training for ROTC
Aug. 29, 2014 — Rats explore their military options during ROTC orientation today. — VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.
  • Rat Training for ROTC
Aug. 29, 2014 — Rats explore their military options during ROTC orientation today. — VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.
  • Rat Training for ROTC
Aug. 29, 2014 — Rats explore their military options during ROTC orientation today. — VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.

Rat Training for ROTC

Aug. 29, 2014 — Rats explore their military options during ROTC orientation today. — VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.

  • House Mountain Ascent
Aug. 28, 2014 – Each company marched its rats up to the cliffs of Big House Mountain today.  The 5.5-mile hike included over 1,600 feet of elevation change, which added to the week’s physical challenges and further built camaraderie among the rats. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • House Mountain Ascent
Aug. 28, 2014 – Each company marched its rats up to the cliffs of Big House Mountain today.  The 5.5-mile hike included over 1,600 feet of elevation change, which added to the week’s physical challenges and further built camaraderie among the rats. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • House Mountain Ascent
Aug. 28, 2014 – Each company marched its rats up to the cliffs of Big House Mountain today.  The 5.5-mile hike included over 1,600 feet of elevation change, which added to the week’s physical challenges and further built camaraderie among the rats. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • House Mountain Ascent
Aug. 28, 2014 – Each company marched its rats up to the cliffs of Big House Mountain today.  The 5.5-mile hike included over 1,600 feet of elevation change, which added to the week’s physical challenges and further built camaraderie among the rats. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • House Mountain Ascent
Aug. 28, 2014 – Each company marched its rats up to the cliffs of Big House Mountain today.  The 5.5-mile hike included over 1,600 feet of elevation change, which added to the week’s physical challenges and further built camaraderie among the rats. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • House Mountain Ascent
Aug. 28, 2014 – Each company marched its rats up to the cliffs of Big House Mountain today.  The 5.5-mile hike included over 1,600 feet of elevation change, which added to the week’s physical challenges and further built camaraderie among the rats. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • House Mountain Ascent
Aug. 28, 2014 – Each company marched its rats up to the cliffs of Big House Mountain today.  The 5.5-mile hike included over 1,600 feet of elevation change, which added to the week’s physical challenges and further built camaraderie among the rats. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • House Mountain Ascent
Aug. 28, 2014 – Each company marched its rats up to the cliffs of Big House Mountain today.  The 5.5-mile hike included over 1,600 feet of elevation change, which added to the week’s physical challenges and further built camaraderie among the rats. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • House Mountain Ascent
Aug. 28, 2014 – Each company marched its rats up to the cliffs of Big House Mountain today.  The 5.5-mile hike included over 1,600 feet of elevation change, which added to the week’s physical challenges and further built camaraderie among the rats. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.

House Mountain Ascent

Aug. 28, 2014 – Each company marched its rats up to the cliffs of Big House Mountain today.  The 5.5-mile hike included over 1,600 feet of elevation change, which added to the week’s physical challenges and further built camaraderie among the rats. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.

  • Rat Advising
Aug. 28, 2014 – Faculty members discuss academic possibilities with the rats during lunch in Crozet Hall yesterday. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington.
  • Rat Advising
Aug. 28, 2014 – Faculty members discuss academic possibilities with the rats during lunch in Crozet Hall yesterday. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington.
  • Rat Advising
Aug. 28, 2014 – Faculty members discuss academic possibilities with the rats during lunch in Crozet Hall yesterday. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington.

Rat Advising

Aug. 28, 2014 – Faculty members discuss academic possibilities with the rats during lunch in Crozet Hall yesterday. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington.

Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 27, 2014 — Sgt. Maj. John Neel becomes one of several VMI community members to answer the ice bucket challenge.  The challenge, which supports ALS — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — research, requires a donation within 24 hours of the dousing.  Neel offered the challenge to his old friends from the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment: Henry Behr, Mike McQuillen, Mike Underhill, Kendall Nash, and George Nieves.  Neel also challenged Afton Bricker ’14 and Ashley Hill ’14. – VMI Video by Stephen Hanes and John Robertson IV.

  • Getting Ready for Crucible
Aug. 26, 2014 — Cadre members train to lead the rats through the obstacle course by rappelling down the Maury cliffs and learning how to build trust on the high ropes course. — VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.
  • Getting Ready for Crucible
Aug. 26, 2014 — Cadre members train to lead the rats through the obstacle course by rappelling down the Maury cliffs and learning how to build trust on the high ropes course. — VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.
  • Getting Ready for Crucible
Aug. 26, 2014 — Cadre members train to lead the rats through the obstacle course by rappelling down the Maury cliffs and learning how to build trust on the high ropes course. — VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.
  • Getting Ready for Crucible
Aug. 26, 2014 — Cadre members train to lead the rats through the obstacle course by rappelling down the Maury cliffs and learning how to build trust on the high ropes course. — VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.
  • Getting Ready for Crucible
Aug. 26, 2014 — Cadre members train to lead the rats through the obstacle course by rappelling down the Maury cliffs and learning how to build trust on the high ropes course. — VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.

Getting Ready for Crucible

Aug. 26, 2014 — Cadre members train to lead the rats through the obstacle course by rappelling down the Maury cliffs and learning how to build trust on the high ropes course. — VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.

  • Keeping up the Pace
Aug. 25, 2014 — Training continues today as cadre tests the rats’ mettle during the VMI Fitness Test, supplies them with uniform items at the Quartermaster Department, and teaches basic commands on the Parade Ground. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • Keeping up the Pace
Aug. 25, 2014 — Training continues today as cadre tests the rats’ mettle during the VMI Fitness Test, supplies them with uniform items at the Quartermaster Department, and teaches basic commands on the Parade Ground. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • Keeping up the Pace
Aug. 25, 2014 — Training continues today as cadre tests the rats’ mettle during the VMI Fitness Test, supplies them with uniform items at the Quartermaster Department, and teaches basic commands on the Parade Ground. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • Keeping up the Pace
Aug. 25, 2014 — Training continues today as cadre tests the rats’ mettle during the VMI Fitness Test, supplies them with uniform items at the Quartermaster Department, and teaches basic commands on the Parade Ground. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • Keeping up the Pace
Aug. 25, 2014 — Training continues today as cadre tests the rats’ mettle during the VMI Fitness Test, supplies them with uniform items at the Quartermaster Department, and teaches basic commands on the Parade Ground. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • Keeping up the Pace
Aug. 25, 2014 — Training continues today as cadre tests the rats’ mettle during the VMI Fitness Test, supplies them with uniform items at the Quartermaster Department, and teaches basic commands on the Parade Ground. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • Keeping up the Pace
Aug. 25, 2014 — Training continues today as cadre tests the rats’ mettle during the VMI Fitness Test, supplies them with uniform items at the Quartermaster Department, and teaches basic commands on the Parade Ground. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • Keeping up the Pace
Aug. 25, 2014 — Training continues today as cadre tests the rats’ mettle during the VMI Fitness Test, supplies them with uniform items at the Quartermaster Department, and teaches basic commands on the Parade Ground. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • Keeping up the Pace
Aug. 25, 2014 — Training continues today as cadre tests the rats’ mettle during the VMI Fitness Test, supplies them with uniform items at the Quartermaster Department, and teaches basic commands on the Parade Ground. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.
  • Keeping up the Pace
Aug. 25, 2014 — Training continues today as cadre tests the rats’ mettle during the VMI Fitness Test, supplies them with uniform items at the Quartermaster Department, and teaches basic commands on the Parade Ground. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.

Keeping up the Pace

Aug. 25, 2014 — Training continues today as cadre tests the rats’ mettle during the VMI Fitness Test, supplies them with uniform items at the Quartermaster Department, and teaches basic commands on the Parade Ground. — VMI Photos by John Robertson IV.

  • First Morning in the Rat Line
Aug. 24, 2014 — The rats headed to the North Post drill fields this morning for a pre-dawn physical training session. — VMI Photos by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.
  • First Morning in the Rat Line
Aug. 24, 2014 — The rats headed to the North Post drill fields this morning for a pre-dawn physical training session. — VMI Photos by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.
  • First Morning in the Rat Line
Aug. 24, 2014 — The rats headed to the North Post drill fields this morning for a pre-dawn physical training session. — VMI Photos by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.
  • First Morning in the Rat Line
Aug. 24, 2014 — The rats headed to the North Post drill fields this morning for a pre-dawn physical training session. — VMI Photos by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.
  • First Morning in the Rat Line
Aug. 24, 2014 — The rats headed to the North Post drill fields this morning for a pre-dawn physical training session. — VMI Photos by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.
  • First Morning in the Rat Line
Aug. 24, 2014 — The rats headed to the North Post drill fields this morning for a pre-dawn physical training session. — VMI Photos by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

First Morning in the Rat Line

Aug. 24, 2014 — The rats headed to the North Post drill fields this morning for a pre-dawn physical training session. — VMI Photos by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

  • Cadre Shows the Way
Aug. 23, 2014 — Cadre begins the training of the 500 rats who matriculated today.  Their training will last into the night tonight and begin again early tomorrow morning. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington.
  • Cadre Shows the Way
Aug. 23, 2014 — Cadre begins the training of the 500 rats who matriculated today.  Their training will last into the night tonight and begin again early tomorrow morning. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington.
  • Cadre Shows the Way
Aug. 23, 2014 — Cadre begins the training of the 500 rats who matriculated today.  Their training will last into the night tonight and begin again early tomorrow morning. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington.
  • Cadre Shows the Way
Aug. 23, 2014 — Cadre begins the training of the 500 rats who matriculated today.  Their training will last into the night tonight and begin again early tomorrow morning. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington.
  • Cadre Shows the Way
Aug. 23, 2014 — Cadre begins the training of the 500 rats who matriculated today.  Their training will last into the night tonight and begin again early tomorrow morning. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington.
  • Cadre Shows the Way
Aug. 23, 2014 — Cadre begins the training of the 500 rats who matriculated today.  Their training will last into the night tonight and begin again early tomorrow morning. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington.

Cadre Shows the Way

Aug. 23, 2014 — Cadre begins the training of the 500 rats who matriculated today.  Their training will last into the night tonight and begin again early tomorrow morning. — VMI Photos by Kevin Remington.

Rat Training Begins

Aug. 23, 2014 — Cadre marches the rat mass of 2015+3 into the New Barracks courtyard today as the training begins. — VMI Video by John Robertson IV.

  • 500 Matriculate
Aug. 23, 2014 – Matriculants spent the morning meeting with faculty, staff, community groups, and cadets to ensure a smooth transition into the Rat Line. – VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • 500 Matriculate
Aug. 23, 2014 – Matriculants spent the morning meeting with faculty, staff, community groups, and cadets to ensure a smooth transition into the Rat Line. – VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • 500 Matriculate
Aug. 23, 2014 – Matriculants spent the morning meeting with faculty, staff, community groups, and cadets to ensure a smooth transition into the Rat Line. – VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • 500 Matriculate
Aug. 23, 2014 – Matriculants spent the morning meeting with faculty, staff, community groups, and cadets to ensure a smooth transition into the Rat Line. – VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • 500 Matriculate
Aug. 23, 2014 – Matriculants spent the morning meeting with faculty, staff, community groups, and cadets to ensure a smooth transition into the Rat Line. – VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • 500 Matriculate
Aug. 23, 2014 – Matriculants spent the morning meeting with faculty, staff, community groups, and cadets to ensure a smooth transition into the Rat Line. – VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.
  • 500 Matriculate
Aug. 23, 2014 – Matriculants spent the morning meeting with faculty, staff, community groups, and cadets to ensure a smooth transition into the Rat Line. – VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.

500 Matriculate

Aug. 23, 2014 – Matriculants spent the morning meeting with faculty, staff, community groups, and cadets to ensure a smooth transition into the Rat Line. – VMI Photos by Kevin Remington and John Robertson IV.

Mad Dog Delta

Aug. 23, 2014 — Cadets from each company circle the Parade Ground this morning to motivate the rats. — VMI Video by John Robertson IV.

  • Meet the Captains
Aug. 22, 2014 — With one day left before matriculation, cadet leaders made final preparations for the arrival of this year’s rat mass.  — VMI Photos by H. Lockwood McLaughlin and John Robertson IV.
  • Meet the Captains
Aug. 22, 2014 — With one day left before matriculation, cadet leaders made final preparations for the arrival of this year’s rat mass.  — VMI Photos by H. Lockwood McLaughlin and John Robertson IV.
  • Meet the Captains
Aug. 22, 2014 — With one day left before matriculation, cadet leaders made final preparations for the arrival of this year’s rat mass.  — VMI Photos by H. Lockwood McLaughlin and John Robertson IV.

Meet the Captains

Aug. 22, 2014 — With one day left before matriculation, cadet leaders made final preparations for the arrival of this year’s rat mass.  — VMI Photos by H. Lockwood McLaughlin and John Robertson IV.

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