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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. military service academies for the 2017 school year.  Every year, Enzi gives Wyoming youth considering military careers the opportunity to apply for nomination to the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy at West Point and the Naval Academy.

“Military service academies provide outstanding opportunities to our nation’s youth through education and training. Attending one of these academies is a great way for our young men and women to serve our country, develop leadership skills and begin a career in military service,” Enzi said. “I encourage anyone who is interested to apply.”

For every vacancy available at each academy, Enzi is allowed to nominate 10 students. Nominations are based on an evaluation of leadership, extracurricular activities, SAT/ACT test scores and letters of recommendation. Based on the applicant’s interview with Enzi’s selection committee, applicants are recommended to Enzi for final approval. Following Enzi’s nomination, final appointments will be made by each academy.

All applicants for service academies require a Congressional nomination. Applications for a nomination are due to Enzi’s Cheyenne office by Nov. 10th.  Address: 2120 Capitol Ave. Ste. 2007 Cheyenne, WY 82007

Applicants will be interviewed in Senator Enzi’s Casper office on December 3rd and final nominees will be announced in late December.

The application, procedures and specific applicant criteria are available at enzi.senate.gov in “Academy Nominations” under the “Students” tab. For additional application information, contact Martha Wilson at (307) 772-2477 or  Martha_Wilson@enzi.senate.gov.