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John Rorke, Fishburne Military School Class of 2001, Named Veteran of the Week by Oklahoma House of Representatives

John Rorke ’01 Named Veteran of the Week

Oklahoma City, OK — John Rorke, Fishburne Military School Class of 2001, received a standing ovation on Monday as the Oklahoma House of Representatives honored him as their Veteran of the Week. John served two tours in Iraq, returned home to finish his B.A. at Oklahoma State University, and went on to earn a M.S.W. from Arizona State.

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Joseph Byron Yount III, Esq. (1939-2016)

Fishburne Military School Mourns Passing of Giant in School History

Joseph Byron Yount III, 76, former Waynesboro mayor and longtime city attorney, well known for his half century of board leadership at Fishburne Military School and as a local historian, speaker, and writer, died Sunday. Mr. Yount was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Fishburne-Hudgins Educational Foundation in 1967 and served tirelessly until his death.

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Shackleford: I learned to be a leader at Fishburne

Keith Shackleford didn’t remember who spoke at his Fishburne Military School graduation in 1988, but he remembers a lot about that day.

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Alumni Support FMS Through Phone-a-thon

Fishburne Military School (VA) alumni gathered in Waynesboro for a Phone-a-thon in support of the school’s future and to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood. “The future strength of the school does NOT depend upon one or two large donors…the future of the school depends upon the size, strength and commitment of the FMS family as a whole,” notes Todd.

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Video: FMS alumnus John Noonan speaks at NHS induction

FMS ’99 alumnus John Noonan, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Jeb Bush presidential campaign, former advisor to Mitt Romney and writer for the Weekly Standard provides the keynote address at the National Honor Society induction ceremony at Fishburne Military School.

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FMS Alumni Association Announces Maryland Social

The Fishburne Military School Alumni Association has announced that there will be a BBQ Social for all Alumni in the Potomac, Maryland area on October 24th. Vinny and Sara Roa, FMS Class of 2005, will be hosting the event. Click on flyer for details and RSVP information.

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John Noonan, Fishburne Military School (VA) Class of 1999, has been tapped as Governor Jeb Bush's National Security Advisor

On the Trail Again – John Noonan ’99 Tapped as Jeb Bush’s National Security Advisor

John Noonan, Fishburne Military School Class of 1999, is back on the campaign trail. Recently, Florida Governor, and Republican Presidential hopeful, Jeb Bush named Noonan to be his National Security Advisor. Noonan is leaving his role as spokesman for the House Armed Services Committee, and once advised Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign on defense policy.

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Fishburne's Richmond (VA) Alumni Social

Richmond (VA) Alumni Gather for Social

All total, we had 30 attendees including alumni representing a wide range of class years, beginning with George Field ’45 of Bon Air (celebrating his 70th class reunion this year), to alumni from the mid 2000s (including rifle team coach, Jay Spruill ’06)

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FMS Alumni Social, Piedmont Club, Winston-Salem, NC, Wednesday 18 March. Event begins at Noon.

Fishburne Announces Winston-Salem, NC Alumni Social

Fishburne Military School’s Office of Alumni Affairs has announced that there will be an Alumni Social at the Piedmont Club in Winston-Salem, NC on Wednesday, March 18th. The event, which begins at Noon, will be hosted by Bill Porter, Class of 1954…”Alumni Socials provide our Fishburne Alumni with a unique chance to re-connect, bond, network and really enjoy an afternoon of brotherhood.”

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Fishburne Military School honors Navy alums in special ceremony

Charles E. Biele Jr. was reminiscing with two fellow Fishburne Military School (VA) alums this past weekend about their experiences at FMS and at the United States Naval Academy. “I wouldn’t have gone to the Naval Academy, I wouldn’t have had a Navy career, if it weren’t for Fishburne,” said Biele, who retired from the Navy in 1987.

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