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Rep. Kind Now Accepting Applications for National Service Academies

September 11, 2007
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) announced that individuals interested in attending one of the nation’s service academies must submit their applications by Friday, October 19, 2007.

“I am always impressed by the highly motivated and disciplined young men and women that seek to attend our nation’s military academies,” Rep. Kind said. “Each year I am able to nominate some of western Wisconsin’s best and brightest students to become the military leaders of the future, and I again look forward to meeting this year’s applicants.”

A congressional nomination is required for students wishing to enter the:

U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York
U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland
U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and
Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

The application process is open to any United States citizen who will be a high school graduate and between the ages of 17 and 22 by July 1, 2008, and is unmarried with no dependents. Generally, high school students entering their senior year apply for admittance the following year.
Interested applicants can obtain the necessary forms and information by contacting Mark Aumann in Rep. Ron Kind’s Eau Claire office at (715) 831-9214. For more information on the nomination process please visit Rep. Kind’s official Web site: