If you go
* What: Service Academy Day
* When: 10-11:30 a.m. April 30
* Where: Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Hanger 5, 1291 Cobb Parkway S., Marietta
* Registration: Must be completed by 5 p.m. April 22
FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County high school students interested in attending a military service academy after graduation soon will have the chance to learn more about all five branches in one place.
Service Academy Day, organized by U.S. District 7 Rep. Rob Woodall, U.S Sen. Johnny Isakson and Georgia’s congressional delegation, will be held at Dobbins Air Reserve Base from 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 30.
Students and those accompanying them must register by 5 p.m. on April 22.
The annual event is the largest of its kind in the nation, according to Woodall’s office, and offers Georgia high school students the opportunity to speak with representatives about what is required for admittance to each academy.
Woodall said his district, which includes south Forsyth is “full of remarkable young people, and each year I’m honored to have the opportunity to nominate many of them for appointments to America’s service academies.”
“For years now, the Seventh District has led the state in number of appointments, and that speaks directly to the quality of these young men and women,” he said.
“I’m always inspired by their passion for service and look forward to meeting even more of them in this year’s process.”
Admittance to four service academies — Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.; Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; and Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. — requires a nomination from a member of Congress, the vice president or a service branch secretary.
The Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination.
For more information about the event or the application process, visit woodall.house.gov/services/service-academy-nomination or call Debra Poirot in Woodall’s office at (770) 232-3032.