Congressman Bruce Westerman is set to host a Service Academy Information Nights at Mena High School on March 8th. The event will provide students, and parents, information on the application, nomination, selection, and appointment processes at the five military service academies in the United States.
Representatives from all five military service academies will be present at the meeting and will give a short orientation on the school they serve. The schools are: The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York; The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; The United States Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut; The United States Merchant Maine Academy at Kings Point, New York; and The United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Each academy appointment has an estimated value of over $400,000 and appointment is competitive. Each academy selects nominees on the basis of moral character, scholastic achievement, physical fitness, leadership, and college admission test scores. More information on service academy nominations may be found atwesterman.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations.
Anyone interested is encouraged to attend the event at Mena High School from 6 – 8 p.m. on March 8th. There are also other academy nights scheduled across the state, including El Dorado, Pine Bluff, Hot Springs, Texarkana, and Clarksville.