Hoyer Accepting U.S. Service Academy Applications

Will Host U.S. Academy and Military Career Forum in April

WASHINGTON - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) announced today that his office is currently accepting applications for anyone interested in entering a U.S. Service Academy in the summer of 2008. Hoyer's office has made the full Service Academy Application packet available online on his Web site at http://hoyer.house.gov/services/academy.asp. Included in the packet are all information and materials needed to complete and submit the application, which must be postmarked for delivery to Hoyer's office by October 15, 2007.

Hoyer also announced today that he will host the 26th Annual U.S. Academy and Military Career Forum at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro on Monday, April 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hoyer's forum provides students an opportunity to learn more about an interesting and fulfilling career in the United States Military and will feature representatives of the U.S. Service Academies, local University ROTC Programs and Military Service Recruiters.

"I am proud to help facilitate the application process for students hoping to join one of the prestigious service academies," stated Congressman Hoyer. "These highly competitive institutions provide a top-notch education. In addition to teaching the leadership, discipline and communication necessary to be an officer in our nation's military, they provide a skill-set invaluable in today's job market."

Every year, Hoyer nominates candidates from the 5th Congressional District for admission into one of four United States service academies: The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York (Army), the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. This year, Hoyer nominated 43 students for consideration. Accepted nominees for the 2007-08 school year will be announced later this spring.

In order to pursue appointment to one of the academies, students between the ages of 17 and 22 must be nominated. To begin the nomination process, students can obtain the application packet online on Congressman Hoyer's Web site or can contact Ms. Betty Rogers in Hoyer's Greenbelt Office at (301) 474-0119.

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