Harshbarger Holds Third Annual Military Service Academy Day

KINGSPORT — U.S. Rep. Diana Harshbarger, R-1st, recently held her third annual Military Service Academy Day for prospective military academy students and their families in Tennessee’s First Congressional District.

The Sept. 23 event was for students interested in pursuing educational opportunities available at the U.S. Service Academies.

For the event held at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education downtown, the following representatives from military academies attended and spoke with students regarding course selections, extracurricular activities and the programs they offer:

• 2nd Lt. Alfred Flowers, U.S. Air Force Academy

• Tennessee State Coordinator Patrick Walsh, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

• Jake Abbott, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

• Donald Elswick, Blue & Gold Officer, U.S. Naval Academy

• Admissions State Coordinator Kaye Evans and Cadet Logan Streetman, U.S. Military Academy — West Point

Students also received an ROTC presentation from Keith Linville, Recruiting Operations Officer at East Tennessee State University.

“Every day, our country faces new threats from our ever-evolving adversaries across the globe,” Harshbarger said in a news release.

“Ensuring continued American dominance on the world stage begins with our next generation of military leadership, found right here in East Tennessee,” she said. “I applaud students who seek honor in their future, and am thankful for all those who are currently serving, or have previously served, for their dedication to our country. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the various representatives from our Service Academies who attended this year’s event for their hard work to shed light on these incredible programs.”

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