WASHINGTON, D.C – The office of Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Merced, said that he, along with Rep. George Radanovich, R-Mariposa, will sponsor “Academy Information Night” Sept. 28 to familiarize high school juniors and seniors, their parents, and high school guidance counselors with educational and career opportunities available at the U.S. military service academies.
The seminar provides an opportunity for all high school students within the 18th and 19th Congressional Districts to discuss the requirements and procedures for seeking a nomination to the U.S. military academies. Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will be available to answer questions at the open house. Members of the congressmen’s staff will also be available for consultation and will provide service catalogs, application kits, and other descriptive materials. Additional information will be provided with a video and power point presentation. Academy Information Night will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Harvest Hall located at the Stanislaus County Ag Center, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto. All interested parties are invited to attend, the congressman's office said in a news release. Each member of Congress is allowed a total of five appointees in each service academy. For each vacancy, Cardoza can nominate 10 individuals. Those interested in applying may download a copy of the application by clicking here.
For more information on the application process or to reserve a spot for the information session, contact Lisa Mantarro Moore with Cardoza’s office at (209) 527-1914 or by e-mail at Lisa.Mantarro@mail.house.gov.