CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced she will host four “Academy Days” this fall for West Virginia students interested in learning more about admission to U.S. service academies and available Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships. Members of Senator Capito’s staff will be available at each event to provide information on nominations to the following academies: Air Force, Military/Army, Naval, and Merchant Marine. A nomination is not required for the Coast Guard Academy.

“Nominating young West Virginians for admission to our nation’s service academies each year is one of my most important responsibilities as a U.S. senator and one that I look forward to every year,” Senator Capito said. “I encourage all West Virginia students interested in learning more about this incredible opportunity to attend one of the Academy Days this fall. Doing so will provide them—and their families—with a better understanding of what it means to attend a service academy and next steps on how to apply.”

During the events, various service academy admissions representatives will be available to answer questions, and information about local ROTC scholarship programs will be available to provide prospective students and their families with more detail about the program. Additionally, a representative from the Department of Defense’s Medical Examination Review Board (DoDMERB) will attend the program on September 21.

Senator Capito’s fall 2019 Academy Days events include:

Eastern Panhandle
Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson High School
Address: 4141 Flowing Springs Road, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442

Southern West Virginia
Date: Sunday, September 22
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Pikeview High School
Address: 3566 Eads Mill Road, Princeton, WV 24740

Charleston Area
Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: South Charleston High School
Address: 1 Eagle Way, South Charleston, WV 25309

Northern West Virginia
Date: Sunday, September 29
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Bridgeport High School
Address: 515 Johnson Ave., Bridgeport, WV 26330
NOTE: Congressman David McKinley will join Senator Capito in hosting this event.

All of these events will include representatives from Senator Capito’s staff. A media advisory will be sent out announcing the Academy Day events that Senator Capito will attend. 

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