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Isakson, Bishop, Westmoreland to host Military Academy Day in Columbus

ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in coordination with U.S. Reps. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., and Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., will host a Military Academy Day Sept. 11. The event will be at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center from 10 a.m. until noon. Isakson has held similar events with members of the Georgia congressional delegation around the state to help familiarize students with the application and nomination process for applying to the nation’s five service academies. This will be the first time an Academy Day has been held in Columbus.

Representatives from all five academies will also be in attendance to explain more about their requirements and expectations and will be available to answer questions. The event is open to students in grades eight through 12, their families and school college counselors.

The Military Academy Day event is free to attendees. As part of the day’s program, the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center will screen a free IMAX film, The Five Pointed Star. The museum will open at 9 a.m.

“Our Academy Day events have proven extremely helpful for students interested in applying to our nation’s military academies,” Isakson said. “I am proud to work with the Georgia delegation to provide this service and hope it will be an informative experience for all who attend. I hope that attendees will make a family day out of the event and take advantage of visiting the National Infantry Museum.”

Becuse of the high level of information and planning, attendance will be capped at the first 300 registrants. All individuals who are interested in attending must make a reservation by contacting Nancy Brooks, Isakson’s academy director, at 770-661-0999 or Individuals who wish to attend must provide their name, address, e-mail address and phone number by 5 p.m. Sept. 3.