Photo Attached- CAPTION: Congressman Frank Lucas congratulates Gentry Goodner on her acceptance of appointment at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. (Pictured: Gentry Goodner (LEFT), Congressman Frank Lucas (RIGHT)
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas welcomed Gentry Goodner, Yukon, Okla. native, to his district office Monday to congratulate her on her acceptance of appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
“I am very proud of Gentry and congratulate her on her acceptance to the Air Force Academy,” said Lucas. “I know this will be a tremendous experience for her, and I greatly appreciate her willingness to serve our country. I wish Gentry the best of luck as she begins classes at the Academy this year.”
Goodner is currently a student at Southwest Covenant School in Yukon. She is interested in filmmaking and she wrote, produced and directed a film that was honored at the local young filmmakers screening. Both of her grandfathers served in the Army. She is the daughter of Mickey and Gale Goodner of Yukon, Okla.
Four of our nation’s five service academies require a congressional nomination, including the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Naval Academy. In order to receive a nomination, the student must be between the ages of 17 and 23 and a resident of the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma. Each academy offers young men and women a free college education at a highly ranked, nationally recognized academic program while preparing them for an officer’s commission in the armed forces upon graduation.
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.