The US Military Academies aren't exactly the model for Faber College and Animal House-type activities. They are special places designed for the cream of the crop of each generation's youth - the special people who put service before self.  And you just can't drop off a transcript and hope to get in.  Good grades, leadership, community involvement, public service, all those things count too.

It goes without saying you also have to be willing to move.

In fact, for all the academies except the Coast Guard, you need to have congressional support to be considered!  For us in Central Washington, that means the fourth Congressional District and U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse.

The congressman is announcing Military Service Academy Info Sessions will take place via Zoom from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM PST in the week ahead.  Interested students should RSVP here to receive the Zoom meeting link and/or call-in information.

Dates are listed below:

U.S. Air Force Academy – Monday, October 4
U.S. Naval Academy – Tuesday, October 5
U.S. Military Academy (West Point) – Wednesday, October 6
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – Thursday, October 7
Here's the way it works.  Members of Congress may nominate a limited number of candidates to the U.S. Service Academies. Rep. Newhouse’s staff will be available at all information sessions to speak about the office’s specific application requirements. More information can be found here.
Questions about military service academy nomination information sessions and application submissions should be directed to Britten Hershberger at or by phone at (509) 713-737


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