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Hastings Announces 2014 Service Academy Nominations

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Washington, D.C., May 27 | Neal Kirby (202-225-5816) | comments

Congressman Doc Hastings announced today that he has nominated the following students to a military service academy for the class entering the fall of 2014.

“Our nation’s security depends on a strong military,” said Congressman Hastings. “In order to preserve and maintain the integrity of our armed services, we must continue to attract the highest caliber individuals. These nominees have demonstrated a high level of achievement both inside and outside of the classroom. I’m proud to nominate these fine young men and women from Central Washington to attend in the fall of 2014 and I’m certain they will represent our community well at their respective academies.”

Kirsten Calmus
Richland High School 2013 graduate
Daughter of Ronald and Lynne Calmus of Richland
Appointed to U.S. Military Academy

Cedric Hines
Kennewick High School
Son of Scott and Karin Hines of Kennewick
Appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy

Rodrigo Laguna Lagos
Eastmont High School 2010 graduate
Son of Consuelo DP. Seaton of Bridgeport
Appointed to U.S. Air Force Academy

Ethan Raebel
Kennewick High School
Son of Jamie and Jill Raebel of Kennewick
Appointed to the U.S. Military Academy

Daniel Witwer
Liberty Christian School
Son of Keith and Shelley Witwer of Richland
Appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy

Each year, Congressman Hastings has the privilege to nominate students from Central Washington to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the Military Academy in West Point, NY, and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Congressional nominations are not required for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.

Hastings nominated these students for admission to military service academies after a highly competitive application and interview process. Final determination on admission is made by the individual academies. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree and most are a commissioned officer in the branch of military that they have chosen.

High school students interested in applying to attend a military service academy for the entering class of 2015 are encouraged to visit www.hastings.house.gov to review the requirements and download an application. Applicants must be residents of the Fourth Congressional District in Central Washington and be between the ages of 17 and 22. The deadline for academy applications is November 1, 2014. For more information, please contact Congressman Hastings’ Tri-Cities office at (509) 543-9396.

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