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Rep. Edwards announces Military Service Academy Day

U.S. Rep. Chuck Edwards will host a Military Service Academy Day for the 11th Congressional District from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Henderson County Historic Courthouse.

Parents, students and educators in Western North Carolina’s 11th congressional district are invited to join representatives from America's five military service academies to explore the experience, admissions process and expectations of academy life. 

High school students will also learn how they can be nominated for a service academy appointment.

“One of my most sacred duties representing the 11th District of North Carolina is selecting nominees for students seeking appointments to our nation’s military service academies," Edwards said in a news release. "I’m excited that this year, we will be kicking off a Military Service Academy Day for students, parents and educators to learn more about the service academies and the application process. I encourage anyone who is interested in learning how they can advance their academic and professional careers while serving our great nation to join us.”

The event will include information from Edwards and admissions staff from the five military service academies: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Constituents who have questions may contact Lisa Wiggins at or call the Hendersonville district office at 828-435-7310.