By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) announced that he will host a series of information sessions for students interested in attending one of the five US Military Service Academies.
The no-cost events give attendees the opportunity to learn more about our nation’s five service academies. Representatives from Rep. Cook’s office 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 Rep. 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 2016 semester must submit a completed nomination packet to Rep. Cook’s District Office by December 4, 2015. Please note that students interested in attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy do not need a congressional nomination.
The informational meetings are scheduled to take place throughout the district. The first one is scheduled in Victorville on September 30, 2015.
Victorville City Hall
Conference Room D
Wednesday, September 30,2015
6:30PM to 9:00PM
We will also have information meetings in Highland, Bishop, and Yucca Valley in October. Please note that the location and times of future events will be made available in the coming days.
Additional information and the application packet can be found on Congressman Cook’s website or by calling the Yucaipa District office at 909-797-4900.
A member of the House Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, and Natural Resources Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.