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Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, Indiana adjutant general, gives a speech during the dedication of the National Guard Patriot Academy Aug. 26, 2009, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind. The academy, which is the first of its kind, allows high school dropouts to earn their high school diploma through online courses while serving in the Army National Guard. In addition to academics, the students are required to attend Army training and accomplish community service projects around Jennings County in Indiana.



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This work, Patriot Academy action [Image 7 of 7], by T. D. Jackson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.26.2009

Date Posted:08.27.2009 01:22

Photo ID:198841

VIRIN:090827-O-#####-001

Resolution:2368x1522

Size:545.82 KB

Location:BUTLERVILLE, IN, USGlobe

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