John Russell Hintze and Calvin Owens knew at a young age they wanted to continue their family traditions of military service.
The Grovetown High School seniors recently took the first step by signing letters of intent to attend military academies.
Hintze, 17, moves to Annapolis, Md., during the summer to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, the alma mater of his father and uncle.
First, though, he must shed the long, brown hair that extends past his shoulders.