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Reminder: Service Academy Nominations Due Nov. 1

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Kalamazoo, October 19, 2016 | Tom Wilbur/Lynn Turner (202 225 3761/269-385-0039) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, wants to remind students who are interested in applying for nominations to U.S. Service Academies that the deadline for turning in applications is 5 p.m. Nov. 1. 

Students interested in an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy (West Point), or the U.S. Naval Academy must receive a nomination from an official nominating source, such as the applicant’s Congressional Representative, U.S. Senators, and Vice President of the United States. Admission to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is made on the basis of an annual nationwide competition.

Each Representative and Senator is allowed five nominations to each academy at any time.

Student’s interested in seeking a nomination from Upton’s office must be at least 17 years of age and not yet 23, must be a U.S. citizen, must be single and not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

The Application for Nomination, instructions, and additional information on the nominating process can be found here.

The completed form and all requested documents must be submitted to the Kalamazoo District Office, 350 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 130, Kalamazoo, Mich., 49007. 

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