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Thune and Johnson Seek Nominations to U.S. Military Academies

Deadline for Applications Extended to November 13, 2020

September 9, 2020

Washington — 

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D) today announced that they are accepting applications to the U.S. military academies for the class entering in the summer of 2021.

Students interested in attending a service academy must first obtain a nomination from a member of Congress.  Thune and Johnson will make nominations to the Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

The service academies provide an excellent educational opportunity for a select number of young men and women each year. The deadline for submitting an application to both offices will be November 13, 2020, with interviews in Sioux Falls and Rapid city to be held on December 5. Interested individuals should contact Cathy Mendel in Thune’s office at 605-334-9596 and Chelsea Schull in Johnson’s office at 605-275-2868 for more information.