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Turner accepting applications for service academy nominations

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U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) announced that the application process for fall 2013 service academy nominations has begun.

A congressional nomination is required for students wishing to enter the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force or Merchant Marine academies. In order to be considered for a congressional nomination, students must submit the following documents to one of the congressman’s district offices no later than Oct. 31:

1. a current photo

2. an application form, which can be found at bobturner.house.gov and by clicking the “serving you” tab at the top of the page and then “military academy nominations”

3. three letters of recommendation

4. a high school transcript

5. ACT or SAT test results

6. an essay, no more than 500 words, saying why the student wishes to attend a service academy.

In order to confirm which congressional district a student lives in, visit house.gov.

Successful applicants should have a broad academic background, the ability to pass a physical aptitude test and strong leadership potential. An applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be a high school graduate between the ages of 17 and 23, be unmarried, have no dependents and be of high moral character. Acceptance of a service academy appointment requires at least a nine-year service obligation, including four years at an academy and five years of active duty service.

If potential applicants have questions, contact Redmond Haskins at 718-426-5000.

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