Congressman Visclosky announced that he would hold his annual Military Academy Night on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 6 PM-8 PM at the Purdue Academic Learning Center in Crown Point. Visclosky hosts the event each year for high school students interested in attending a military academy.
“Our nation’s military academies give the best and brightest young minds the opportunity to receive a world-class education at no cost to them,” Congressman Visclosky said. “I am pleased to host this event each year, as it opens new doors and new possibilities for young Northwest Indiana residents to serve their country.”
The event will feature information from all of the nation’s military academies, as well as brief remarks from Visclosky. Students and parents who attend will hear details on academy life, opportunities for academy graduates, and the academy nomination process. The Merrillville JROTC will open the program by bringing in the colors. Attendees can expect to receive information from:
- United States Military Academy at West Point, New York
- United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland
- United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado
- United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York
- United States Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut
Northwest Indiana families interested in attending this event or seeking more information are encouraged to contact Congressman Visclosky’s Merrillville district office at (219) 795-1844 or visit his website at: http://visclosky.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations.shtml.