Lucas Congratulates Meredith Garrett on Her Acceptance of Appointment at the U.S. Air Force Academy

May 15, 2013

Photo Attached- CAPTION: Congressman Frank Lucas congratulates Meredith Garrett on her acceptance of appointment at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. (Pictured: Meredith Garrett (LEFT), Congressman Frank Lucas (RIGHT)

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas welcomed Meredith Garrett, 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 Meredith 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 Meredith the best of luck as she begins classes at the Academy this year.”

Garrett is currently a student at Yukon High School. She plans on becoming a military doctor. She is the daughter of Mark and Heather Garrett 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.


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