Congressman Darin LaHood and his staff will be hosting the 2017 Academy Night on Monday, April 24, 2017 (Peoria) and Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (Springfield) . The academy nights are informational meetings that are open to all junior high and high school students, parents, school administrators, and guidance counselors. Students who are interested in attending a military academy are encouraged to attend. Students will learn about each military branch academy and about the congressional nomination process. Congressman LaHood’s staff and representatives from each of the following service academies will make presentations.
• United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), located in Colorado Springs, CO
• United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), located in New London, CT
• United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), located in Kings Point, NY
• United States Military Academy (USMA), located in West Point, NY
• United States Naval Academy (USNA), located in Annapolis, MD
On Monday, April 24th in Peoria, the program will begin promptly at 7:00 P.M.; however, the doors will open and registered participants will have access to congressional staff and academy representatives at 6:30 P.M. Attendees will meet in the base’s aerospace dining facility in Building 628 at the 182nd Airlift Wing, 2416 S. Falcon Blvd, Peoria, IL. The security personnel on site will provide parking instructions and directions to the building.
Those interested in attending the Peoria Academy Night must RSVP no later than April 20, 2017 to Lt Col Bobbi Herz at firstname.lastname@example.org. When replying, please provide the complete names and dates of birth for those attending.
Those interested in attending the Springfield Academy Night must RSVP no later than April 20, 2017 to 1LT Leah Bryant at email@example.com. When replying, please provide the complete names and dates of birth for those attending.