Event is largest of its kind in the country, draws families from across Georgia
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that his annual statewide U.S. Military Service Academy Day will take place at Dobbins Air Reserve Base on April 29, 2017, in coordination with the Georgia congressional delegation. It is the largest event of its kind in the country and typically draws hundreds of students and families from across the state of Georgia.
Isakson’s Military Service Academy Day 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 eight through 12 and their parents. Parents and attendees must register due to security restrictions at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, but there is no cost to attend.
“I am pleased to again offer this opportunity for Georgia students and their families to learn about the nomination process to attend our nation’s military service academies,”said Isakson. “Attendees will hear directly from high ranking representatives from each academy as well as some of the students from here in Georgia who have been previously appointed to attend the academies.”
Along with Isakson, U.S. Senator David Perdue, R-Ga., and U.S. Representatives 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 (JR ROTC) Armed Exhibition Drill Team will perform at the beginning of the program, a local highlight at Military Academy Day.
Military Academy Information Day
Saturday, April 29, 2017
*10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Dobbins Air Reserve Base
Marietta, Ga. 30069
* Due to Dobbins’ security restrictions, all individuals planning to attend the free event must make reservations in advance. Photo identification will be required at the main entrance gate for admittance.
Guests may arrive as early as 9:00 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 https://www.isakson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/service-academies no later than Friday, April 17, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., and may contact Isakson’s academy director Nancy Brooks at (770) 661-0741 with any questions.