Deadlines approach for military service academy nominations

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Yellowhammer students are running out of time to submit an application for a nomination to one of our nation’s military service academies.

The state’s congressional delegation is currently accepting applications from Alabama students who want to secure a congressional nomination to one of the United States Military Academies.

Those wishing to attend these schools — United States Military Academy in West Point, NY; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Md.; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY — need mandatory letters of recommendation from members of Congress, and the deadlines to apply for a nomination are quickly approaching.

The deadlines are as follows:

The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. Students applying must be between the ages of 17-23, be unmarried, be a legal resident of their respective representative’s district and believe they have what it takes to succeed at one of the United States Service Academies.

Only a limited number of Alabamians will be nominated, and a nomination does not guarantee acceptance into an academy.

Interested students should contact one of the senators or their respective representative by clicking the appropriate linked name above.

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