Lucas Congratulates Tucker Van Dyke on His Acceptance of Appointment at the U.S. Military Academy

Jun 14, 2012

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas recently welcomed Pond Creek, Okla. native, Tucker Van Dyke, to his district office to congratulate him on his acceptance of appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

 “I congratulate Tucker on his acceptance to the United States Military Academy,” said Lucas. “This is a great opportunity for him, and his hard work and dedication is a true reflection of the outstanding students we have in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District. I appreciate his willingness to serve our country, and I wish him the best of luck in the future.”

 Van Dyke graduated from Pond Creek- Hunter High School in May 2012. He will be a member of the West Point class of 2016 and will begin classes there in the fall of this year. He is the son of Robert and Tianda Van Dyke of Pond Creek. His father was in the Air National Guard and Army Reserves.

 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.  For more information on service academy nominations, please visit Congressman Lucas’ website at /service-academy-nominations.


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