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Sen. Cassidy hosts Service Academy Day in Bossier City for students interested in military


BATON ROUGE — Staff for U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), will host Service Academy Day Saturday, September 22, in Bossier City for high school students interested in seeking an appointment to the Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard or Merchant Marine Academy.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and students can meet with academy representatives and congressional staff from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at the Bossier Parish Community College theatre, Building C, 6220 E. Texas St., Bossier City.

U.S. Representative Mike Johnson will join Cassidy’s staff and staff from the offices of U.S. Senator John Kennedy and U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham in hosting the informational event, which will explain the congressional nomination process to potential applicants and the requirements for applying to each academy. Representatives from the academies and from Army and Air Force University ROTC programs will also be present.

“America’s Service Academies offer students a world-class education and the opportunity to be a commissioned officer in the United States Military,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Our aim is to connect dedicated young people in Louisiana with these opportunities, and in doing so, to contribute to our nation’s defense.”

Service Academy Day is free and open to the public. All high school students and their parents are welcome to attend. Students who are unable to attend can contact Sen. Cassidy’s office at (225) 929-7711 for more information on the nomination process.

An additional Service Academy Days will be held in Mandeville on September 29.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.