Rep. Jim Banks Announces Service Academy Day on October 31

(WASHINGTON) – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced he will host the annual Service Academy Day at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base on October 31.

A comprehensive overview of the respective academies and their admissions processes will be provided to students who are interested in attending one of the five U.S. service academies.

Congressman Jim Banks

“Students and their families will have the extraordinary opportunity to meet representatives from each the five service academies,” said Rep. Banks. “I am proud that young Hoosiers and their families are willing to invest a part of their day, and potentially years of their lives, to their future and the future of our country.”

The briefing will be held at the Air National Guard Base, 3005 Ferguson Road, Fort Wayne. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

The five service academies include United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.; United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.; United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.; United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

The value of an appointment to a service academy is equivalent to a $400,000 scholarship. To RSVP for the briefing on October 31, email with all attendees listed along with their full names, driver’s license numbers and dates of birth.

The deadline to turn in applications for the Service Academies Class of 2025 has been extended to no later than November 23 at 5:00 p.m.