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Youth learn about military, college options at recruitment event

Rep. Brooks said Sunday's event was one of the largest to date. (Source: WAFF) Rep. Brooks said Sunday's event was one of the largest to date. (Source: WAFF)
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Young people from across the Tennessee Valley got a chance to mingle with recruiters from all five branches of the military at Madison Academy on Sunday.

The event hopes to set young men and woman on the path to service and higher education.

The turnout was one of the event's largest, according to Congressman Mo Brooks, who hosted the event. He said we continue to need men and women to serve our country and preserve our freedom.

There were pamphlets and flyers to hand out to interested teens. Military officers were also available to answer any questions the high schoolers or their parents had.

There are over 400 congressional districts in the United States, and when it comes to individuals being accepted to West Point Academy, Northern Alabama is in the top 10, according to Brooks, which is why he says the Tennessee Valley has earned a stellar reputation and makes recruiters want to come here.

"It's important to our young men and women because this is a way for them to get a college degree and to serve our country," Brooks said, "while at the same time earning a livelihood in which they can take care of their families."

Rep. Brooks does nominate a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. You can learn more about his nomination program and its requirements through his website.

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