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Westerman To Host Service Academy Information Nights

February 16, 2016
Press Release


HOT SPRINGS – Service Academy Information Nights will be hosted at high schools across the Fourth District of Arkansas, Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) announced Tuesday (Feb. 16). The events provide students and parents information on the application, nomination, selection, and appointment processes at the United States’ five service academies.

In addition to information on nominations, representatives from each of the following academies will be present to give a short orientation and to answer questions:

  • The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York;
  • The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland;
  • The United States Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut;
  • The United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York; and
  • The United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Each academy appointment has an estimated value of over $400,000 and appointment is competitive. Each academy selects nominees on the basis of moral character, scholastic achievement, physical fitness, leadership, and college admission test scores. More information on service academy nominations may be found at

Westerman encourages all interested students to attend one of the following academy nights:

El Dorado High School (March 2nd)
2000 Wildcat Drive
El Dorado, AR 71730
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Pine Bluff High School (March 3rd)
711 West 11th Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Mena High School (March 8th)
1200 Dallas Avenue
Mena, AR 71953
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (March 9th)
200 Whittington Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Arkansas High School (March 14th)
1500 Jefferson Avenue
Texarkana, AR 71854
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Clarksville High School (March 15th)
1703 Clark Road
Clarksville, AR 72830
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.