03.30.15

Senators Isakson and Perdue to Host Military Academy Day on May 9

(Registration deadline April 29)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) in coordination with the Georgia congressional delegation announced their statewide Military Academy Day event will take place on May 9, 2015. The 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 military service academies.

Along with Isakson and Perdue, U.S. Representatives Barry Loudermilk (R-GA-11), Jody Hice (R-GA-10), Hank Johnson (D-GA-4), Tom Price (R-GA-6), and Rob Woodall (R-GA-7) are scheduled to participate in the event.

The event will be held at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta 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 Liaison Officers from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the Southeast Regional Commander of Admissions for the U.S. Military Academy, the Dean of Admissions for the U.S. Naval Academy, an admissions officer from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the Deputy Director of Admissions for the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Director of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Medical Examinations Review Board will give presentations regarding their requirements and expectations for admittance. The event is open to students in grades eight through 12. 

Additionally, the Lassiter-Pope-Kell Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JR ROTC) Armed Exhibition Drill Team will perform at the beginning of the program and will be honored for their 10 years of performance at the Georgia Statewide Academy Day. 

“This annual event is truly a ‘can’t miss’ opportunity for students interested in pursuing a nomination to our nation’s service academies,” said Isakson. “Hearing directly from representatives from each academy is an advantage not every student has the opportunity to experience and allows students to select and better prepare for the program that is the best fit.”

“Our state has a proud military tradition, and it’s important that young Georgians considering the armed forces take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about this honorable pursuit,” said Senator Perdue. “Georgia students who enter our service academies deserve our support, and Military Academy Day is an important step in strengthening our military communities.”

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 no later than Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 5:00 p.m here.

And they may contact Sarah Baska at Sarah_Baska@Perdue.Senate.gov with any questions