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Gabbard accepting service academy nominations until Oct. 31


Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has announced she is currently accepting nomination request letters from individuals in Hawaii’s Second Congressional District to the U.S. Service Academies for the classes entering in the summer of 2014.

To request a nomination form, visit:…

The deadline for completed files is Oct. 31, 2013.

“It is an honor to nominate Hawaii’s best and brightest to attend our nation’s prestigious Service Academies,” Gabbard said. “There is no greater privilege than to serve our country in uniform, and I encourage anyone in the Second Congressional District who is qualified and interested to submit their application for a nomination.”

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 and do not require 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 U.S. 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.

Answers to other frequently asked questions are available at:…

Although formal nominations will not be made until January 2014, all applications are due by Oct. 31, 2013.

Applications may be submitted to:

John Towles
Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard
300 Ala Moana Blvd.
Room 5-104
Honolulu, HI 96850

For further information, call the congresswoman’s Honolulu office at (808) 541-1986.

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