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Congressman Hill Congratulates 1st Graduates of the Patriot Academy

U.S. Rep. Baron Hill poses with high school graduates of the National Guard Patriot Academy, March 31st at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. The Soldiers, who were former dropouts, received accredited high school degrees and are waiting to ship out to advanced individual training.



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This work, Congressman Hill Congratulates 1st Graduates of the Patriot Academy [Image 4 of 4], by CPT Kyle Key, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.31.2010

Date Posted:04.01.2010 15:34

Photo ID:265080

VIRIN:100331-A-#####-003

Resolution:3072x2048

Size:2.75 MB

Location:BUTLERVILLE, IN, USGlobe

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  • Distinguished guests during the dedication ceremony of the National Guard Patriot Academy cut the ribbon outside of the Academy, Aug. 26, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind. The guests and key note speakers include (from left) Maj. Gen. Raymond Carpenter, Rep. Baron Hill, Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, Col. Perry Sarver Jr., Command Sgt. Maj. Victor Angry, Brig. Gen. Bryan Hult and Retired Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn. 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.
  • Pfc. Joshua Hensley and Pvt. Mario Guillen plant one of 47 oak trees at North Vernon City Park in Indiana, signifying the first class of the National Guard Patriot Academy.  They also planted 150 trees at the local Muscatatuck Park and gave 200 tree saplings to local school children.  The class of former dropouts graduated March 18 with their high school diplomas and will ship to advanced individual training through the beginning of summer.  The Patriot Academy is the Department of Defense's first and only accredited high school for dropouts who enlist and complete basic training.
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  • Pvt. Ismael Ramirez stands outside the National Guard Patriot Academy Aug. 26 at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind. A native of Texas, Ramirez is scheduled to graduate from the nine-month program at the Academy with a high school diploma later this month. 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.

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