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Congressman Jim Banks Announces Service Academy Day
Updated March 31, 2017 6:43 AM
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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Congressman Jim Banks announced that he will host a Service Academy Day on April 29 at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base for local students who are interested in attending one of the five service academies.

"Each of the five service academies offers an extremely valuable education," said Banks. "Students that attend Academy Day will have the ability to meet with representatives from each institution and talk with my staff and me about the academy nomination 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 students' questions afterwards. Doors will open for registration at 10 a.m. and the event is scheduled to last until 12:30 p.m. In order to gain entry to the base on Academy Day, students and their guests must RSVP by April 20 to Tinisha Weigelt at with their names, driver license numbers (or Social Security numbers if they have no license), and date of birth.

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