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Upton’s office accepting applications for U.S. Service Academy nominations

Upton’s office to host Academy Day event on Saturday, October 19

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Washington, September 25, 2019 | Josh Paciorek (202-313-2643) | comments

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced today that his office is accepting applications for nominations to a U.S. service academy. Students interested in applying for a nomination have until 5 PM on November 1, 2019.

Upton’s office is also hosting an Academy Day event on Saturday, October 19 at Western Michigan University at the College of Health and Human Services Room 4010 from 9 AM – 12 PM where students, parents, and educators can learn more about the nomination process and meet admission’s staff.

“Choosing to serve our nation is such an honorable decision, which is why I take such pride in nominating local students to attend our country’s service academies,” Upton said. “I look forward to reviewing the applications, and my office is ready to answer any questions that students or their families might have.”

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.

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 dependent 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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