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Isakson to Host Annual Military Academy Day on May 17

Reservations required by May 2 for the event, which is open to students in grades eight through 12 and will be held at Dobbins Air Reserve Base.

2012 Patch file photo from Military Academy Day at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Credit: User contributed
2012 Patch file photo from Military Academy Day at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Credit: User contributed
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U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced this week that his annual statewide Military Academy Day will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in coordination with the Georgia congressional delegation.

Isakson’s annual event, which is the largest of its kind in the country, is designed to familiarize students with the application and nomination process for the nation’s five service academies.

Along with Isakson, U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., is scheduled to participate in the event. 

The event will be held at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Guests may arrive as early as 9:00 a.m. in order to avoid congestion at the entrance gate and visit information tables.

Representatives from all five academies, including the Admissions Director for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the Southeast Region Admissions Director for the U.S. Military Academy, the Assistant Director of Candidate Guidance for the U.S. Naval Academy and the Deputy Director of Admissions for the U.S. Air Force Academy will give presentations regarding their requirements and expectations for admittance.

The event is open to students in grades eight through 12. 

“This special opportunity allows students and their families to become fully informed about our nation’s fine service academies,” said Isakson in a news release. “Hearing directly from representatives from each academy allows student to select and better prepare for the program that is the best fit. I encourage anyone who may be interested in attending a service academy to register early.”

Due to Dobbins’ security restrictions, all individuals planning to attend the event must make reservations in advance. Photo identification will be required at the main entrance gate for admittance. 

All individuals who are interested in attending must make a reservation by registering online at www.isakson.senate.gov and may contact Nancy Brooks, academy director for Isakson, at 770-661-0999 with any questions. All individuals who wish to attend must provide their phone number and date of birth by the registration deadline on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.

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