Congressman Paul Cook to Host U.S. Service Academy Nights

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Rep. Paul Cook (R–Yucca Valley) is pleased to announce that he is hosting two “U.S. Service Academy Nights” for middle school and high school students who are interested in attending a military academy.

The no-cost events give attendees the opportunity to learn more about our nation’s five service academies. Academy representatives will be on hand to answer questions regarding requirements and qualifications for entrance to an academy, Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarships, military preparatory schools, and congressional nominations.

High school seniors who reside in Cook’s district and are seeking admission to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for the Fall 2014 semester must submit a completed nomination packet to Cook’s District Office by December 1, 2013. More information regarding nomination packets can be found on Cook’s website at Students interested in attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy do not need a congressional nomination.

U.S. Service Academy Nights

October 7 at 7:00PM– Yucaipa Community Center 
34900 Oak Glen Road, Yucaipa, CA

October 15 at 7:00PM – Victorville City Hall, Conference Room D
14343 Civic Drive, Victorville, CA

For more information regarding these events, please contact Cook’s Field Representative Jan Leja by phone at 909-797-4900 or email at

A member of the House Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, and Foreign Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired as a Colonel after 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

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