Johnson to host academy information programs

Johnson to host academy information programs U.S. Senator Tim Johnson will sponsor two programs to provide information about the United States service academies.

Johnson's East River Academy Day will be held in Sioux Falls on Saturday, Nov. 21 and his West River Academy Day will be in Rapid City on Saturday, Dec. 5. Johnson said more information with times and places of these academy days will be provided at a later date.

"These Academy Information Day programs are opportunities for interested people to learn more about U.S. service academies," Johnson said. "I strongly encourage students, their families, educators and others to participate."

Johnson said the days' activities will be of particular interest to high school juniors and seniors who have applied for admission to one of the academies next year or who are considering application in the future. Johnson reminds those who are interested in attending the service academies next fall that the applications are due Oct. 31.

Information will be available about the U.S. Military Academy (Army) at West Point, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY, and the Coast Guard Academy at New London, CT.

Advance reservations are requested, but not required, for both Academy Information Day programs. Further information or reservations are available by calling Johnson's congressional service toll-free line at 1-800-537-0025.

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