Informational forums on military academies scheduled in Peoria and
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[APRIL 28, 2006]
PEORIA -- Students who are considering
attending a United States military academy are encouraged to attend
one of two All Academy Nights hosted by the office of U.S. Rep. Ray
LaHood, R-Peoria. Representatives from each of the five academies
will be in attendance to answer questions about their respective
academy and to explain the application process and admission
On May 15 the Peoria All Academy forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the
Peoria Air National Guard Base, 182nd Airlift Wing dining facility,
Building 628, located at 2416 S. Falcon Boulevard in Bartonville. On
May 16, the Springfield All Academy forum will begin at 7 p.m. at
the 183rd Fighter Wing dining hall, Building P-48, Abraham Lincoln
Capital Airport, 3101 J. David Jones Parkway in Springfield.
LaHood annually makes nominations to the service academies,
following an extensive interview process. Students submit their
applications in the fall of each year, with the nominations taking
place in midwinter. Once nominated by the congressman, a student's
final acceptance is up to each academy to determine.
Students, parents and school representatives are encouraged to
attend the forums. Refreshments will be served.
As these forums are on military bases, all attendees must RSVP
before the event.
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For the Peoria event, RSVPs should be no later than noon on May
14 to Maj. Christopher Korger at
For the Springfield event, RSVPs should be no later than noon on
May 15 to Lt. Col. Rich Neely at
For more information on the forums, contact Carol Merna or Nate
Hurn in the congressman's Peoria office by calling (309) 671-7027 or
via e-mail to
The five U.S. military academies are the U.S. Air Force Academy
in Colorado Springs, Colo.; U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London,
Conn.; U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.; U.S.
Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; and the U.S. Naval Academy in
[News release from
Rep. Ray LaHood,
18th Congressional District]