Arizona House Representatives David Schweikert, Tom O’Halleran, Ann Kirkpatrick, Raúl Grijalva, Andy Biggs, Ruben Gallego, Debbie Lesko, and Greg Stanton, as well as Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, will host a virtual Service Academy Day on Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. MST. Every year, Members of Congress select the top students to be appointed to the following academies; U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy (West Point).
Students, parents and educators interested in learning more about the admissions process and the Congressional nomination requirements can pre-register for the event.
Rep. Schweikert stated, “It is one of my greatest honors as a Member of Congress to call Arizona students to personally let them know of their acceptance to a U.S. Service Academy. I look forward to co-hosting this Service Academy event with fellow Members of the Arizona Delegation, where students can ask questions and learn more about serving our country. The U.S. Service Academies are some of the most prestigious and respected institutions, and I encourage every student in Arizona to go through the application process if interested in serving our nation.”
🇺🇸Don't forget to register for the upcoming U.S. Service Academy information session one week from today!— Rep. David Schweikert (@RepDavid) June 5, 2021
If you have a student interested in applying and learning more, be sure to RSVP using the link below:https://t.co/xMsFqM7DtY
“Each year, it is my honor to nominate young Arizonans for appointment to U.S. service academies,” commented O’Halleran. “I commend the hardworking students considering the admirable path of serving their country, and I am proud to co-host this event that will help set them up for success.”
Kirkpatrick said, “One of the great honors of this job is nominating talented young people to our service academies. I am proud to join my Arizona colleagues in hosting a joint Academy Day to help inform and inspire more students to serve our Nation.”
“Service Academies are a great opportunity to get a world-class education while preparing for a career in the military,” said Grijalva. “I encourage all eligible students to attend our Service Academy Day to find out how to apply for this prestigious honor and how my office can be of assistance.”
“As a veteran, it is an honor to assist bright and accomplished students who wish to serve our country in the armed forces,” said Gallego. “These young people are a testament to the value of hard work, and will make Arizona proud.”
“It’s my honor to nominate remarkable young people from Arizona’s Ninth District to attend our nation’s service academies. These historic institutions shape future leaders who go on to serve our country with honor, courage, and character, in and out of uniform,” said Stanton. “I hope students, parents, and educators take advantage of this opportunity to hear from admissions officers directly.”
“I am honored, as a Senator and graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, to nominate Arizona students for attendance at one of our service academies,” commented Senator Kelly. “As a former Navy pilot, combat veteran, and retired NASA astronaut, it is my privilege to continue my service to our country representing Arizona in the United States Senate. Attending a service academy is an incredible opportunity and responsibility. It is the first step in a life of service to our country, and I wish all those pursuing their goals of attending one of our prestigious academies the best of luck.”
Sen. Sinema stated, “Our dedicated Service Academy students make Arizona proud through their commitment to keeping America safe. I encourage all Arizona students interested in attending U.S. Service Academies to apply.”
We're hosting a Virtual Service Academy Day on Saturday, June 19 at 10:00am AZ time for Arizona students interested in applying to the U.S. Service Academies. RSVP here ⬇️ https://t.co/UUE8UKihoa— Kyrsten Sinema (@SenatorSinema) June 3, 2021
For more information on applying, click here.