Former Redskins punter headlines Staunton Military Academy reunion

mike braggFormer Washington Redskins punter Mike Bragg will be the keynote speaker for the Staunton Military Academy Reunion Dinner at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel on Saturday.

Bragg, a 1964 graduate of SMA, holds the all-time record for most career punts for the Redskins with 896 from 1968-1979.  He also holds the record for the most punts in one season at 103.

Bragg grew up a lifelong ‘Skins fan and was drafted in 1968 in the fifth round from the University of Richmond.  He played all 188 games during his career and in 2002 was named one of the 80 Greatest Redskins.


About Staunton Military Academy

The Staunton Military Academy founded in 1884, closed in 1976 and the campus was purchased by Mary Baldwin College.  Today, the Staunton Military Academy (SMA)/Virginia Women’s Institute  for Leadership (VWIL) museum is housed on the campus of Mary Baldwin College and contains timeless information that represent one of America’s distinguished military academies.

The SMA museum has been open for 15 years, and they focus on informing the community of the legacy of SMA cadets and how those traditions are being passed on to the VWIL cadets. This museum contains information that will forever remind people of how some of SMA’s alumni have contributed to society. VWIL and SMA continue to work together to preserve the legacy of SMA and the museum.

VWIL is also celebrating its 20th year on April 22-24 with a variety of events including a parade and ball.

The SMA museum is open Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. There is no admission fee for the museum, and appointments can be scheduled for off-hours visits.


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