Scoggin Gets Appointment

By: Jason SImpson
By: Jason SImpson

Staff Sgt. Josh Scoggin, a Meridian Air National Guardsman, received a scholarship to the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School Tuesday.

It's part of the academy's five-year program to give students a well-rounded education and military experience.

Scoggin is one of the first air national guard members in the state of Mississippi to earn this honor.

"It's a great feeling to know that I got in," said Scoggin. "It's a long road ahead and a long way to go. I can't describe the feeling, I guess, is the best way to put it."

Scoggin has several immediate family members serving in the military right now, including a younger brother already at the air force academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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