Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

U.S. Rep. McSally to Hold “Academy Day” Tomorrow

April 7, 2017
Press Release

TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally is inviting local high school students and their parents or guardians to attend “Academy Day” on Saturday, April 8th to learn more about attending a U.S. service academy. At the event will take place at Empire High School in Tucson. Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, US Coast Guard Academy, and University of Arizona R.O.T.C. will answer questions and provide more information about the nomination and application process.

“One of my highest honors as the Representative for Arizona’s Second District is nominating outstanding youth from our district for appointment to a U.S service academy. As the youngest of five children with a single mom after my father suddenly passed away, the U.S. Air Force Academy provided a unique chance to earn a degree and pay back in service to my country. It’s important to me that other qualified youth across my district can take advantage of this opportunity to meet their full potential and serve this nation. I encourage any youth or parent interested in learning more about the quality education offered at our service academies to join us tomorrow,” said Rep. McSally.

Nominations from Members of Congress are required for four U.S. service academies: the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

More information about requesting a nomination can be found at or by calling the Tucson District office at (520) 881-3588.


Academy Day



U.S. Representative Martha McSally

joined by representatives from

U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

U.S. Military Academy

U.S. Naval Academy

University of Arizona R.O.T.C.



Empire High School Auditorium

10701 East Mary Ann Cleveland Way

Tucson, AZ 85747



Saturday, April 8th

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.