Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

October 26, 2013

Applications being accepted for service academies

Hendricks County Flyer

---- — Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) announced that he is accepting applications for nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S. Military Academy.

Interested applicants must submit the completed application packet available online at www.coats.senate.gov by Nov. 1.

“There is no greater honor for an American citizen than wearing the uniform in service to the United States,” Coats said in a press release. “I encourage all interested candidates to consider applying for a nomination through my office.”

Applicants may apply for and receive nominations from both their U.S. Representative and their two U.S. Senators. Applicants may also apply to the Vice President of the United States, who can nominate applicants at large.

Interested candidates must meet the following requirements as of July 1 of the year of admission to a military academy:

Must be at least 17 years of age, but not have passed their 23rd birthday.

Must be a U.S. citizen.

Must be a legal resident of Indiana.

Must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

For more information or to download an application packet, visit the website at http://www.coats.senate.gov/services/students/academy/.

For those interested in attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a congressional nomination is not required since the Coast Guard Academy accepts candidates based on its own selection process.

A candidate interested in applying must contact the Coast Guard Academy directly at www.cga.edu/admissions/.