Lucas Congratulates Loosen on His Acceptance of Appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy

May 14, 2014
Press

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas welcomed Carter Loosen, Kingfisher, Okla. native, to his district office Monday to congratulate him on his acceptance of appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.

“It is with great pleasure to congratulate Carter on his acceptance to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado,” said Lucas. “His selection is not only a testament to his dedication to serve our country, but it also demonstrates what bright and capable students we have in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District. I am very proud of Carter, and I wish him only the best this fall and continued success in his future endeavors.” 

Loosen is currently a student at Kingfisher High School in Kingfisher, Okla. He plays the tenor sax, bass guitar, piano and sings. Additionally, he is a black belt in karate and has two grandfathers who have served in the military. Loosen was also accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; however, he chose the Air Force Academy. He is the son of Clay Loosen of Watonga, Okla., and Jeff and Marette Foreman of Kingfisher, 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 – 2015 Service Academies should contact Allison Litterell in Lucas’ district office at (405) 373-1958, or visit the web site at /service-academy-nominations.

Photo Attached: Pictured (LEFT to RIGHT): Jeff Foreman, Kingfisher, OK; Marette Foreman, Kingfisher, OK; Carter Loosen, Kingfisher, OK; Congressman Frank Lucas.

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