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

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

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

Darnell is currently a student at Edmond North High School in Edmond, Okla. He is the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps drill team commander and is on the varsity cross country team. Additionally, his father and grandfather both served in the armed forces. He is the son of Charles and Pamela Darnell, of Edmond, 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: Jacob Darnell