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Isakson to host Military Academy Day near Atlanta
Sen. Johnny Isakson is Georgia's senior U.S. senator. - photo by File photo

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that his annual Military Academy Day will take place April 30 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.

It typically draws hundreds of students and families from across Georgia.

Military Academy Day is to familiarize students with the application and nomination process for the nation’s five military academies. The event is open to students in grades eight through 12 and their parents.

“Of the many events my office hosts for Georgians throughout the year, this is the most popular, and happens to be my favorite,” Isakson said.

Along with Isakson, four North Georgia congressmen are scheduled to participate.

Representatives from all five academies — the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Military Academy — as well as the director of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Medical Examinations Review Board will talk about admission requirements.

The “day” actually runs from 10–11:30 a.m. Guests may arrive at 9 a.m. Because of 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.  

Individuals who attend must register on Isakson’s website at no later than 5 p.m. April 22, and may call Nancy Brooks, academy director for Isakson, at 770-661-0999 with questions.

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