Foster To Host Service Academy Day in Aurora
Aurora, IL – Representative Bill Foster will host a Service Academy Day in the East Aurora High School Auditorium on Saturday, September 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event is for junior high students, high school students, guidance counselors and teachers who would like to learn more about the opportunities available to high school graduates to serve their country and receive a top education.
Students can register to attend or find more information by visiting foster.house.gov/service or calling (815) 280-5876.
“Serving our country is a noble calling,” Foster said. “America’s Service Academies provide young people with the leadership skills and education they need to succeed both during their military service and when they return to civilian life.”
Presenters will include the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy and the United States Air Force Academy. Following the presentations, representatives from the Service Academies will be available to provide more information to potential applicants.
Representative Foster’s office will also provide applicants with information on the nomination process and securing academy appointments.
Students looking to attend the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy and the United States Air Force Academy require a nomination from their Congressman, Senator, or the President. The deadline for applications for nomination to a service academy is October 31, 2014. More information on the application process is available here.