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Breakout 2023

Class of 2026 Breakout


Two weeks after Little John was fired in barracks for a fake out, the real Breakout took place Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. The weekday Breakout was different from the Saturday events that took place in recent years. Cadre woke up the Rat Mass at 5:30 a.m. for training activities before breakfast, then participated in a normal academic day. Breakout activities resumed in the afternoon, including a log march, a crawl across the Parade Ground, and stoop workouts. Col. Bob Phillips ’87, Institute chaplain, was the guest speaker at the Breakout dinner. The evening concluded with the first Old Yell for the Class of 2026.

Photos by Mary Price and Joe Czekner, VMI Alumni Agencies, and VMI Photos by H. Lockwood McLaughlin and Kelly Nye.

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