Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Hosts the 22nd Annual Military Academy Day at Duncanville Senior High School
Congresswoman Johnson addressed local students and parents at the 22nd annual Academy Day
Dallas, TX – (Monday, April 28, 2014) – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson held her 22nd annual Academy Day on Saturday, April 26th at Duncanville Senior High School in Duncanville, Texas.
“Being a part of our country’s military is high calling. It will prepare you for a great future,” Congresswoman Johnson said while addressing nearly 150 high school students aspiring to join one of the country’s five service academics. “The future of America’s standing in the world would be decided by men and women who attend institutions where they received an exceptional education and military training.”
Students in attendance met graduates of the military academies and representatives of the Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Naval Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Joined by their parents, the students learned that an education at the academies was paid for by the federal government. Graduating students are commissioned officers in the armed series and must serve as officers.
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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Kessler Park, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, South Dallas & South Oak Cliff; all of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Ferris, Glenn Heights, South Grand Prairie, Oak Lawn, Ovilla, Uptown/Victory Park and West Dallas.