Service Academy Information Days planned throughout the state


By Kayla Turnbow
Special to The SUN
Four Service Academy Information Days will be conducted in Colorado during the months of March and April.
These events provide the opportunity for parents and students to join representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.; the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., for an information session regarding the academy and ROTC/NROTC application process, attending a military academy or ROTC/NROTC, and serving as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces.
This is also an opportunity to hear from representatives of the congressional delegations about how they can assist students gain a nomination to a service academy, which is complex and can start as early as the junior year in high school.
The four events are:
• March 7, 1 p.m., in Alamosa at Adams State University, McDaniels Hall Classroom MCD 101, 208 Edgemont Blvd.
• March 9, 7 p.m., in Fort Morgan at Fort Morgan High School, 709 East Riverview Ave.
• April 18, 10 a.m., in Denver at Denver South High School, 1700 E. Louisiana Ave.
• April 25, 1 p.m., in Pueblo at Pueblo Centennial High School, 2525 Mountview Drive.
The military service academies are federally funded institutions. All students receive a full scholarship including tuition, room and board, and complete medical coverage.
The events are free and open to the public.