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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Isakson: Registration for Annual Statewide Military Service Academy Day Extended to Friday

Perdue, Loudermilk, Woodall scheduled to attend event

ATLANTA – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced that registration for students and all attendees who are planning to attend the April 27 annual statewide U.S. Military Service Academy Day at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., has been extended to this Friday, April 19, at 5 p.m.

Among the members of the Georgia congressional delegation who are scheduled to participate in this annual event are U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., along with U.S. Representatives Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga.-11, and Rob Woodall, R-Ga.-07.

The event is held in coordination with the Georgia congressional delegation to help students with the application and nomination process for our nation’s five military service academies.

Military Service Academy Day is the largest of its kind in the United States, bringing hundreds of students from across the state in grades eight through 12 and their parents. Due to Dobbins Air Reserve Base security restrictions, all attendees must register by April 19 at 5 p.m. to be admitted to attend the event.

“I am excited to once again host this special opportunity for Georgia students who are interested in pursuing a nomination to our nation’s service academies to hear directly from the experts,” said Sen. Isakson. “When students hear from representatives from each academy, they are better prepared to apply for their desired academy or learn more about other academies. Students often leave with a new appreciation for applying to more than one academy to benefit their future plans.” 

“One of my greatest honors as a United States Senator is getting to nominate young women and men to represent Georgia at our United States Service Academies,” said Sen. Perdue. “Academy Day allows students to hear directly from admissions officers and learn what it takes to attend a service academy. I’m delighted to work with these students as they make plans for the future and go through the application process.”

“Being accepted into one of our nation’s prestigious military academies is life-altering, and the application and nominations process can be daunting,” said Rep. Loudermilk. “I’m excited to participate again with my friend and colleague, Senator Johnny Isakson, in Military Academy Day. Helping the young men and women who aspire to serve our nation is a very fulfilling part of representing Georgia’s 11th Congressional District.”

“It is always an honor to join Senator Isakson for his Annual Military Service Academy Day,” said Rep. Woodall. “Every year I am inspired by the commitment, drive and patriotism of these young men and women from across Georgia who seek to honorably serve their country and defend freedom. This event serves as one of those reminders for me that America’s best days are indeed ahead.”

During the program, students will see presentations of requirements and expectations for admittance from representatives from all five academies, including admissions directors from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, an admissions officer from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the deputy director of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Medical Examinations Review Board.

The Lassiter-Pope-Kell Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Armed Exhibition Drill Team will again perform during the program, and guests will have the opportunity to view aircraft displays.

Military Academy Information Day
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Dobbins Air Reserve Base
Hangar 5
Marietta, Ga. 30069

Guests may arrive as early as at 8:45 a.m. Photo identification will be required for admittance at the main gate.

Each individual who is interested in attending must register in advance through Isakson’s website at https://www.isakson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/service-academies by Friday, April 19, at 5 p.m.

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