U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced recently his annual statewide U.S. Military Service Academy Day will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. April 28 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta in coordination with the Georgia congressional delegation.
As the largest event of its kind in the country, Military Service Academy Day typically draws hundreds of students and families from across the state of Georgia.
The event is designed to provide students with information about attending the nation’s five military service academies, including the application, nomination and appointment process.
The event is open to students in grades 8-12 and their parents. The event is free, but registration is required for all attendees due to security restrictions at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Photo identification will be required at the main entrance gate for admittance.
“Our Military Academy Day event is a wonderful opportunity for Georgia students who are interested in our nation’s military service academies to learn about the nomination process,” said Isakson. “During the event, students and their families will hear directly from high-ranking representatives from each academy and will have the chance to meet a number of representatives from our service academies directly.”
Along with Isakson, U.S. Reps. Hank Johnson, D-Ga.-4, Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga.-11, and Rob Woodall, R-Ga.-7, are scheduled to participate in the event.
Representatives from all five academies – the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy – will deliver presentations regarding their requirements and expectations for admittance.
The Lassiter-Pope-Kell Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Armed Exhibition Drill Team will perform at the beginning of the program.
Guests may arrive as early as 9 a.m. in order to avoid congestion at the entrance gate and visit information tables.
All individuals who are interested in attending must register through Isakson’s website at www.isakson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/service-academies no later than 5 p.m. April 23. Contact Isakson’s office at 770-661-0999 with any questions.