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U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) invites all high school students in southern and eastern Kentucky to attend two U.S. Service Academy Information Fairs to learn more about the application and nomination process. The service academies - U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy -- provide students interested in military careers the opportunity to pursue a top-notch education. In addition to applying for the academies, students may request a Congressional nomination.

"I count it a great honor to nominate a limited number of our brightest and most successful students to our U.S. Service Academies each year, as they pursue a career of service to this great nation. It is my hope that these information sessions will help simplify and streamline the application process for our students," said Congressman Rogers. "Now, more than ever, our country needs brave young men and women in leadership positions throughout the United States Armed Forces, and there is no better place to begin than our prestigious academies." 

Students living in Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District can choose to attend one of two information sessions, including:

  • Tuesday, September 27th at the London Community Center
    529 South Main Street in London, Kentucky
  • Thursday, September 29th at Prestonsburg High School
    825 Blackcat Boulevard in Prestonsburg, Kentucky

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the events will start at 7:00 p.m. 

A representative from each of the five academies will be present to help answer questions. 

Students can RSVP or request more information by contacting Carlos Cameron at or by calling 606-679-8346.

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Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit Congressman Rogers' online office at or follow him on Twitter or Instagram @RepHalRogers, and on Facebook.