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

May 14, 2014
Lucas Congratulates Arnold on His Acceptance of Appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas welcomed Brendon Arnold, Enid, 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 Brendon 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 Brendon, and I wish him only the best this fall and continued success in his future endeavors.” 

Arnold is currently a student at the Oklahoma Bible Academy in Enid, Okla. He has been on mission trips in Guatemala and Poland, sings in the choir, and runs track and cross country. Additionally, his grandfather James Turley served in the Air Force for 22 years. Arnold is the son of Christopher and Angela Arnold, of Enid, 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

PHOTO ATTACHED: Pictured: Brendon Arnold