A group photo from the 2018 Iowa All Academy Ball in West Des Moines that honors cadets, midshipmen and graduates of the five U.S. military academies. Six North Iowa cadets and midshipmen will be honored later this month at the Iowa All Academy Ball in West Des Moines. Bryce Foxen, of Charles City, who’s in the U.S. Navy; Katelyn Miller, of Clear Lake, who’s in the U.S. Air Force; Jaxon Jones, of Forest City, in U.S. Army; Meeghan Rodamaker, of Mason City, in the U.S. Navy; Brock Jennings, of Osage, in the U.S. Air Force; and Christian Flege, of Waverly, in the U.S. Army; are attending the 13th annual ball on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel. The event, which is open to family and friends as well as current cadets, midshipmen and graduates of the five U.S. military academies, features a full program with a cocktail reception, silent auction, photographer, keynote speaker, dinner and dancing. “This is always a great event recognizing, appreciating and celebrating the commitment of current and past service academy members from our state,” said Kevin Lentz, chairman of the Iowa All Academy Ball. “It is a special night dedicated in their honor.” The keynote s...