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Capitol is in Session!

Capitol is in Session!

Jace Greenamyer, Reporter February 9, 2024

The Utah Military Academy has historically offered its upperclassmen an opportunity that every highschooler should look into. The Utah Military Academy has taken the initiative to let our cadets intern...

Zachery Sharkey: Deployed But Not Forgotten

Zachery Sharkey: Deployed But Not Forgotten

Jonathan Kaiser, Staff Reporter January 6, 2024

Sergeant Zachary Robert Sharkey, who was one of the original students at this school, has been with UMA for 9 ½ years. Throughout his time in JROTC, his work in positions as a janitor and working as a...

The Raider team is UMAs closest program to actual military workouts, the range wide.

Fly, Fight, Win

Jace Greenamyer, Staff Reporter January 6, 2024

The Utah Military Academy has numerous focuses for its cadets. One main focus is the cadet's physical fitness scores, training every Friday in the JROTC class. The reason for this is that those interested...

Welcome Home Mallorie Andersen and Douglas McFarland

Welcome Home Mallorie Andersen and Douglas McFarland

Makayla Murdock, Reporter December 5, 2023

Last spring, Utah Military Academy proudly recognized two juniors who made a commitment to their country by enlisting in the Army National Guard. Cadets Mallorie Andersen and Douglas McFarland went to...

New Rules for a New Era

New Rules for a New Era

Arthur Klingenberg, Staff Reporter December 5, 2023

There are always many questions about UMA's rules and regulations. These regulations are defined in the UMA Cadet Guide. Unfortunately, before our inspection on Oct. 25th, many of the rules and regulations...

The Honor Guard stands proudly at the Volkstrauertag Memorial Event as they bear their colors.

To Honor All, Whether in Germany or America

Alexus Workman, Editor-in-Chief December 4, 2023

On November 20th, UMA's beloved Honor Guard tied up Veteran's day to honor Volkstrauertag, the German Day of Remembrance. They were given the honor and responsibility to bear the German flag during the...

Its Good to Get Hardware!

It’s Good to Get Hardware!

Jonathan Kaiser, Reporter November 16, 2023

The Utah Military Academy conducted its first term promotion ceremony on Wednesday, November 15th during formation. Family and friends of the UMA cadets were on hand to witness the recognition and awards...

Cadets in Airframe work on a model.

Soar Into Great Success!

Jonathan Kaiser, Reporter November 8, 2023

The Utah Military Academy strives to prepare cadets to be successful in any competitive environment. In order to properly do this, UMA offers a plethora of opportunities relating to many careers. One focus...

Team Time Spotlight: UMA Honor Guard

Team Time Spotlight: UMA Honor Guard

Jonathan Kaiser, Reporter October 30, 2023

On the grounds of Arlington's Cemetery, full of history and honor, stands a sentinel from the Third Infantry Regiment of the Army. These dedicated soldiers march with extreme precision, guarding the "Tomb...

Students stand in formation as they applaud.

AFJROTC Inspection Update

Jonathan Kaiser, Staff Reporter October 23, 2023

The JROTC Department is diligently preparing for the upcoming Headquarters Inspection on October 25. As this date approaches, cadets must prepare themselves with essential information to ensure the inspection...

Cadet Innocenzi tutors Cadet Barlow during Kittyhawk.

Kittyhawk–A New Tutoring Team

Jace Greenamyer, Reporter October 18, 2023

  The Utah Military Academy family is happy to announce that the school has gotten the green light to start up a new tutoring program. This program is the famously known Kitty Hawk. After careful...

The Uniform on Our Backs Represents So Much More

Jace Greenamyer, Reporter October 4, 2023

The Utah Military Academy is famously known for its military ethic and JROTC program, making it a known high school to other students. This shows that the Utah Military Academy functions with the same...

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