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7 hrs ago | USA Today

Advice from the pros on getting into a military academy

The road to getting accepted at one of the nation's military academies is filled with obstacles: surviving interviews, securing a congressional nomination, passing a battery of medical and physical tests. Advice from the pros on getting into a military academy The road to getting accepted at one of the nation's military academies is filled with obstacles: surviving interviews, securing a congressional nomination, passing a battery of medical and physical tests.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Amash one of few to rate nominees for military academiesAmash one of...

Amash one of few to rate nominees for military academies He's among few members of Congress to do so Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1tZh7iE It's known as "the golden ticket" that virtually assures high-school students they will win acceptance to a prestigious military service academy. The term refers to the special treatment extended to high-school students singled out as a congressional lawmaker's top candidate for acceptance by an academy.

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Related Topix: US News, Education Etc., United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, US Politics, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives

Daily Kos

Transgender student named Homecoming Princess in Colorado Springs

Last Friday evening Scarlett Lenh made her first public appearance as the Sand Creek High School junior class homecoming princess . I was like even if I don't win I've already helped a lot of people show them that they can be themselves.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Transgender, Air Force Academy, CO, US News, Liberal Political News

WLTX-TV Columbia

SC Lawmakers Secretive About Military Academya

South Carolina's two Upstate congressman and two senators follow starkly different approaches in deciding which high-school students to SC Lawmakers Secretive About Military Academy Nominations WASHINGTON - South Carolina's two Upstate congressman and two senators follow starkly different approaches in deciding which high-school students to Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1s45IBK The nomination process of students to the nation's service academies is one of the most significant and least-known duties of a member of Congress. Graduates of US Air Force class 2012 throw their hats in the air as fighter jets fly over their graduation ceremony at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on May 23, 2012.

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Related Topix: Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Lindsey Graham, Education Etc., US Military, US Air Force

USA Today

Pride and patronage: How Congress makes academy nominations

Each year, members of Congress exercise a little-known power to help constituents obtain a nomination to one of the country's four elite service academies, which prepare future officers for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine. In doing so, they are helping the nominees obtain a highly sought college education worth nearly $500,000 while shaping the leadership of the military.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Air Force Academy, CO

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Hamilton County News

Academy applications are due Nov. 1

Congressman Bill Owens is encouraging rising seniors and graduating high school students in New York's 21st Congressional District to pursue nominations to U.S. service academies. A member of Congress can nominate a student to attend a U.S. service academy if the student meets certain eligibility requirements and submits a detailed application.

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Christian Science Monitor

Homecoming queen Scarlett Lenh puts transgender issues front and center

A selfie on Scarlett Lenh's Facebook page. She writes: "Thank you to everyone who was there for me, your support really makes life a whole lot better right now!" At Sand Creek High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., over the weekend, Scarlett Lenh was named homecoming queen - no doubt a high point in the 16-year old's life so far.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Colorado Springs, CO, Air Force Academy, CO, Education Etc.

Fri Sep 12, 2014

MediaPost

Air Force Aims High With New National Effort

"Aim High" is back. The U.S. Air Force slogan, which has been MIA for the past 15 years is back in the left seat for a national campaign via Austin, Texas-based GSD&M, highlighting accomplishments of Air Force Airmen through history, not to mention the career opportunities in the service.

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CiteULike

The Evening Tutoring Center at the United States Air Force Academy

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. The United States Air Force Academy has opened an Evening Tutoring Center to provide after-hours tutoring every evening before class days.

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CNET News.com

'Star Wars' goes to college with new clothing line

Show off both your Star Wars and school pride with a new line of shirts, caps and accessories featuring Darth Vader, Yoda, Stormtroopers and more. College students can now show their allegiance to both their school and "Star Wars" with a new line of clothes and accessories available at retailers Kohls and Old Navy, as well as participating campus stores nationwide.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Local military bases come together for 9/11 commemoration

The ceremony included participation from North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, Air Force Space Command, the United States Air Force Academy and Fort Carson as well as local law enforcement agencies. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., commander of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, said the U.S. dealing with ISIS served as a fitting backdrop to reflections on 9/11.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Holds Summer Commencement

Celebration and reflection were the day's watchwords as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore held its summer commencement and 128th Founders' Day Convocation on Thursday, according to university spokesman Bill Robinson. The university awarded 28 doctor of physical therapy degrees and recognized four leaders for their contributions and loyal support of the institution.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Stars and Stripes

For-profit colleges can help GIs, vets advance

A recent op-ed in Military Times , struck a chord in that all of the schools were of the "for profit" variety. Similarly, educational public policy initiatives currently under consideration by the Department of Education and Congress are clearly aimed at limiting or scaling back access for servicemembers and veterans to for-profit colleges.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Daily Kos

NH-02 GOP Primary Turns Nasty.

Primary day in New Hampshire is upon us tomorrow and there is still a competitive GOP primary for the second congressional district. The second district shares the borders of Vermont, Massachusetts and Canada, and at a PVI of D+3 is the more liberal of the state's two districts.

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CNN

16 of world's most epic churches

Grand interiors flooded with light - these churches impress with their huge vaulted ceilings and modernist approach. The First Presbyterian Church, otherwise known as the "Fish Church", is pictured in Stamford, Connecticut.

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The Two River Times

9/8 - Pallone to Hold US Service Academy Day Sept. 20 for Prospective Students

Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., D-6, will be hosting a U.S. Service Academy Day at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Naval Weapons Station Earle, Leonardo Pier Complex.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Daily Press & Argus

Robert Masiello is now a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

Servicemen climb ladder in military Two brothers note highlights in service Check out this story on livingstondaily.com: http://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/people/2014/09/05/servicemen-climb-ladder-military/15092239/ Michael Masiello of Brighton was promoted to the rank of captain May 26. Michael Masiello graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in May 2010 as a second lieutenant and graduated from pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas in 2011. He is currently stationed out of Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas.

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Wired

Divine Photos of America's Most Epic Churches

The roof of the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, Colorado Springs. Architects: Walter Netsch / Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Madison Press

U.S. Military Academy applications due soon

As a career soldier, who has served 29 years in the Ohio Army National Guard, I understand the importance of our nation's military and the unparalleled dedication of those who serve in it.

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Copper Basin News

Hall of Fame Inductee and Class of 2014 Exemplar Major General Richard S. Haddad honored

"Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence In All We Do" are the creeds of the USAFA Preparatory School.

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