Lucas Congratulates Tyrone Native on His Acceptance of Appointment at the United States Air Force Academy

May 18, 2010

Washington, DCCongressman Frank Lucas would like to congratulate Tyrone native Victor Keyes for his acceptance of appointment at the United States Air Force Academy.  Keyes will be a member of the Air Force Academy class of 2014 and will begin classes there in the fall.

“I would like to congratulate Victor on his selection to the United States Air Force Academy,” stated Lucas.  “His selection is not only a testament to his hard work, but it also demonstrates what capable and determined students we have in the Third District of Oklahoma.  This is a great opportunity for Victor, and I wish him luck this fall and continued success in all his endeavors.”

In May, Keyes graduated from the Oklahoma School of Science and Math, located in Oklahoma City, where he played in the school’s band and is a member of the school’s student government.  In addition, he played on an intramural soccer team at the school.  His parents are Mark and Carolyn Keyes of Tyrone, Oklahoma.  His grandparents are George Berntsen and the late Barbara Berntsen of El Reno, and the late Victor and Mary Keyes of Pampa, Texas.

Four of our nation’s five service academies require a congressional nomination, including the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy at West Point, 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 once they graduate.  For more information on service academy nominations, please visit Congressman Lucas’ website at /service-academy-nominations

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