Thornberry holding U.S. Service Academy Forum
Southwest Branch of the Amarillo Public Library on Saturday, March 24th
Mar 16, 2012 -
On March 24th, U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, will hold the 13th district’s Service Academy Forum in Amarillo. The annual event provides information to interested students and their parents about attending the United States Service Academies.
The Amarillo forum will take place on Saturday, March 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Amarillo Public Library’s Southwest Branch. These forums are designed for potential nominees in their junior or senior year of high school. However, all local students, parents, and counselors are invited to attend the event.
Representatives from West Point, the Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy will give presentations and answer questions. Rep. Thornberry and his staff will also be available to explain the application process.
“There is not a day that goes by that I am not impressed and inspired by those who serve in our Armed Forces. Nominating young people to serve as the future leaders in the military is an important part of my job and one that I take seriously,” said Thornberry, who currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
As a Member of Congress, Rep. Thornberry is allowed to nominate a limited number of students for each service academy.
Applications for nominations must be submitted to the Congressman’s office by December 1 of a student’s senior year. After reviewing Congressional nominations, final selections and offers of acceptance are made by the Service Academies.
Nominees who are accepted by the academies receive a free education. In return, they agree to serve in the military for a minimum of five years after graduation.
You can learn more about this event on Rep. Thornberry's website or Facebook page.
Amarillo Service Academy Forum
Saturday, March 24, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Amarillo Public Library – Southwest Branch
6801 Southwest 45th Avenue
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