Lucas Hosts Third District Service Academy Receptions
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas hosted two service academy receptions on Monday, in his Yukon, Okla. district office, for Oklahoma Third Congressional District students who applied to serve in the United States Service Academies.
“It was a pleasure visiting with these bright young men and women in my district office,” said Lucas. “I am very proud to have students in my district who are motivated and willing to serve our great country through the service academies. I am also very pleased the military academies provide a top-notch education for those who are accepted. I am grateful for the students who attended the reception and wish them only the best in their future endeavors.”
At Monday’s reception, Lucas visited with the applicants about the academies and discussed the importance and dedication of serving in the armed forces. This year, 19 Third District students applied to our nation’s Academies, and six of them were accepted to serve. The students accepted will begin classes in the fall and are committing to at least four years at the Academy and five years with the service.
Four of our five Service Academies require a Congressional nomination, including the U.S. Military Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy. The fifth, the Coast Guard Academy, doesn’t require a Congressional nomination. Third District students interested in applying for the 2014-2015 Service Academies should contact Allison Litterell in Lucas’ district office at (405) 373-1958, or visit the web site at http://lucas.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations.
Photo Caption for PHOTO 1 (ATTACHED): Congressman Lucas hosts a Service Academy reception for Third District students who applied to serve in the United States Service Academies. (Pictured: Left to Right – John Choi, Enid, OK; Carter Loosen, Kingfisher, OK; Congressman Frank Lucas; Danny Nguyen, Yukon, OK)
Photo Caption for PHOTO 2 (ATTACHED): Congressman Lucas hosts a Service Academy reception for Third District students who applied to serve in the United States Service Academies. (Pictured: Left to Right – Sean Islas, Enid, OK; Coleton Winters, Woodward, OK; Congressman Frank Lucas; Robert Davidson, Altus, OK; Michael Cord, Yukon, OK)