Rep. Lipinski Accepting Service Academy Applications

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is currently accepting nomination request letters from young persons in the 3rd Congressional District to the U.S. Service Academies for the classes entering in the summer of 2014.

The service academies include:
• Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
• Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
• West Point Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
• Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.
Coast Guard Academy admissions are based on a nationwide competition with no Congressional nominations.
Potential candidates must have reached their 17th birthday and not passed their 23rd birthday on July 1 of the year they would enter the academy; be a United States citizen; have graduated from high school; be unmarried; have taken the ACT and/or SAT; and meet the stringent entrance requirements of their preferred academy.
The selection of nominees is based upon a “whole person” evaluation. Although nominations will not be made until January, all interested persons are encouraged to submit their written requests as soon as possible. The deadline for completed files is Dec. 2, 2013. Nomination requests can be submitted to Joe Bonomo in Rep. Lipinski’s Chicago office at 6245 S. Archer Ave., Chicago, Ill., 60638. The phone number is (312) 886-0481.
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