Banks Announces Service Academy Day

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Washington, September 6, 2018 | comments

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today announced that he will host a Service Academy Day on September 22 at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base for local students who are interested in attending one of the five U.S. service academies.

“Every year I have the honor of nominating dedicated Hoosiers to our nation’s service academies,” said Banks. “Service Academy Day gives interested students the opportunity to hear directly from the academies and learn more about the admissions process.”

Congressman Banks’ Academy Day will be held at the Air National Guard Base at 3005 Ferguson Road in Fort Wayne. Along with Congressman Banks and his staff, representatives from the following service academies will be present:

  • United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
  • United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD)
  • United States Coast Guard Academy (New London, CT)
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY)
  • United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO)

The representatives will speak about the academies and be available to answer questions afterwards. The value of an appointment to a service academy is equivalent to a $400,000 scholarship. Doors will open for registration at 10:00 a.m. and the event is scheduled to last until 12:30 p.m.

In order to gain entry onto the base on Academy Day, students and their guests must RSVP to Tinisha Weigelt at with their names, driver license numbers and state of issuance, and date of birth.


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