The Bomb

Cadets write, edit, and manage The Bomb.  VMI's yearbook chronicles events and experiences. The Bomb was first published in 1885 and has been published continuously since 1897.

How to purchase the 2018 edition of The Bomb: 

The VMI yearbook purchasing process has changed this year.  In an effort to streamline the process, we have automated it through our publisher, Balfour. If you have already mailed in your order, it will be added in by our yearbook staff.  Don't worry, we can still accept U.S. postal orders this year if your payment option is not a credit card. Bomb Order Form

The 2018 edition of The Bomb is expected to ship in mid-August.

How to purchase older editions of The Bomb:

If you would like to purchase editions of The Bomb from previous years, please contact CSM Rubenstein before you mail your check as some editions have only one copy left. After confirming availability, send a note by snail mail to the address below with a check for $65 made out to "The VMI Bomb."  The printer produces a limited number of each edition and cannot reproduce past editions.  Preston Library maintains copies of each edition for patrons to use within the library when visiting the Institute, and past versions are archived online

As of Nov. 2017, versions of The Bomb are available for purchase from the following years: 1959, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.


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