Service Academy Open House Aims to Interest Youth in Military


Washington, D.C. – On Monday, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE), Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE), and Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) announced the 2013 Third District Service Academy Open House.

The Third District Service Academy Open House will take place on Saturday, May 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will be held at Central Community College's Grand Island Campus in the Health Sciences 500 Building (3134 W Highway 34, Grand Island).

The event will help young people in Nebraska learn more about the U.S. Service Academies and other opportunities for military service.

"Nebraska has no shortage of patriotic young men and women willing to serve their country," said Smith. "I hope interested young people will attend this event to learn more about the unique opportunities offered by the service academies and ROTC programs."

"Those who answer the call to service are some of the best and brightest in the country, and I'm always proud to see so many young Nebraskans interested in becoming military leaders," Johanns said. "Academy Day is a wonderful opportunity for parents, counselors and students interested in learning more about the service academies and ROTC."

"This open house will offer an informative and interactive learning experience for many of Nebraska's young men and women interested in serving their country," Fischer said. "As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I'm pleased to host this event to help inform young people about opportunities available to them through our nation's fine military service academies and ROTC."

Representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, Army ROTC, and Navy ROTC will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about opportunities each offer.

Representatives from the offices of Congressman Smith, Senator Johanns, and Senator Fischer will also be in attendance to answer questions about the Service Academy nomination process.