Rep. Jim Banks announces date for Service Academy Day

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced he will host a Service Academy Day at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base on Saturday, July 17.

Congressman Jim Banks

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

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. 

The briefing will be held at the Air National Guard Base, 3005 Ferguson Road, Fort Wayne. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Doors open at 9:45 a.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.; and the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

To RSVP for the briefing on July 17, email with all attendees listed along with their full names, date(s) of birth, and driver’s license number(s), and state of issuance. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, July 9, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

The deadline to turn in applications for the Service Academies Class of 2026 is due no later than Monday, October 4, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.