Photo Caption: 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 – Jake Hitchings, Boise City, OK; Austin Garland, Altus, OK; Macy Miller, Piedmont, OK; Congressman Frank Lucas; Nathaniel Lauvetz, Stillwater, OK; Brian Kriner, Stillwater, OK; Robert Step, Stillwater, OK; Gentry Goodner, Yukon, OK.)
YUKON – Congressman Frank Lucas today hosted a Service Academy reception, in his Yukon, Okla. District office, for Oklahoma’s Third District students who applied to serve in the United States Service Academies.
“It was an honor to have these extraordinary students come visit me in my District office today,” said Lucas. “Their willingness to serve our country through the Service Academies is a true testament to the exceptional students we have in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District. Our military academies present a tremendous opportunity for young men and women to serve our country, while also receiving a top-notch education. I am pleased these students came to the reception, and I wish them all the best of luck in their future endeavors.”
At today’s reception, Lucas visited with the students about the Academies and discussed the importance and dedication of serving in the armed forces. This year, 15 Third District students applied to our nation’s Academies, and seven 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 Service Academies should contact Allison Litterell in Lucas’ district office at (405) 373-1958, or visit the web site at /service-academy-nominations.