Students Learn About Futures In Military Academies

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For the Ormonde Family from Norris, military service runs in their blood as three generations have served in the United States Air Force.

"It teaches you to grow up and gets you started on a career path," said Frank Ormonde.

Now it's Frank's son Ethan who's looking to serve the country after High School Graduation. While that's a couple years away, he knows that now is the time to put in the hard work in class and in the community to be able to be nominated for a spot in the Air Force Academy.

"Keep my grades up, study a lot and just try to make it," said Ethan Ormonde.

At Lincoln Northstar High School, dozens of other area high school students were on hand to hear what a life in the United States Military could offer them.

"Talking about the extraordinary opportunities for young people in today's military academies and all the branches of military service," said Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry.

Those already serving in the military showed students how life in the academy helped shape them and their paths in life.

"It's meant that I get to help people in need, it's a lot of comradery. you get to work with great people everyday. You get to see different parts of the U.S. and the world and make a difference, said Mia Reizun with the U.S. Coast Guard.

As these leaders search for a new generation of heroes, pride runs deep in families who have and will continue to serve the United States.

"To be a little selfless and want to serve his country and be a leader, I couldn't be more proud," said Frank Ormonde.