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Congressman Rooney announces Service Academy Day details

May 17, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Congressman Francis Rooney has announced details of the annual Congressional District Military Academy Day.

This year's Military Academy Day will be held on Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m.-12:30 the Cohen Center Ballroom, on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers.

The event is free and open to all students, parents and guidance staff who are interested in learning more about the nation's service academies.

"It is an honor to be able to nominate outstanding young men and women to our nation's military service academies," Rooney said in a prepared statement. "These esteemed institutions provide a world-class education and instill leadership skills that will prepare their graduates for success in both military and civilian life."

Each member of Congress may nominate up to 10 individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to their district. After nominations are submitted, each Service Academy selects which students will receive an appointment to attend. 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 to U.S. Service Academies require nominations from their federal representatives to be considered (The U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination for appointment).

Those interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy can visit



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