Thursday, April 9, 2015

Arizona U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to Hold “Academy Day”

TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally is inviting local high school students and their parents or guardians to attend “Academy Day” on Saturday, April 18 to learn more about attending a U.S. service academy. At the event, which will take place at Empire High School in Tucson, representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and University of Arizona R.O.T.C. will answer questions and provide more information about the nomination and application process.

“One of my highest honors as Representative for Arizona’s Second District is nominating outstanding youth from our district for appointment to a U.S service academy. The leadership skills and top of the line education I received as a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy were invaluable to preparing me for a career in service and beyond. I encourage any youth or parent interested in learning more about the quality education offered at our service academies to join us on Saturday.”

Nominations from Members of Congress are required for five U.S. service academies: the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

More information about requesting a nomination can be found at or by calling the Tucson District office at (520) 881-3588.