Apply for U.S. service academies

Apply for U.S. service academies Sen. Tom Daschle, Sen. Tim Johnson, and Rep. Stephanie Herseth are encouraging young people interested in being nominated to U.S. service academies to apply separately to each office by Oct. 31.

South Dakota residents between the ages of 17 and 23 can apply to any of the four service academies if they meet the eligibility requirements in leadership, physical aptitude, scholarship, and character. The four services academies are the Military Academy at West Point, NY; the Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD; the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO; and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY.

Applicants should contact the delegation's Sioux Falls offices: Sen. Daschle, (605) 334-9596 or (800) 424-9094; Sen. Johnson, (605) 332-8896 or (800) 537-0025; and Rep. Herseth, (605) 367-8371 or (866) 371-8747.

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