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LaMalfa to recognize service academy appointees from Northern California

Monday, June 16, 2014 — Congressman Doug LaMalfa will recognize six students who received appointments to the United States Service Academies in Chico, California. U.S. Service Academy graduates receive a first-rate undergraduate education, equivalent to that provided by a top-tier, Ivy League school, with options to pursue advanced degrees; spend a minimum of five years serving their country on active duty as a military officer; and are provided with an education and experience that will provide a world of career opportunities.

The North State Service Academy Appointee Recognition will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 16 at Enloe Conference Center, Room 101, 1528 Esplanade, Chico.

“These young men and women are continuing the North State’s tradition of service to our nation. They’ve been selected to attend these service academies through an extremely competitive admissions process, in which they were found to be among the most exceptional students in the nation,” said LaMalfa. “I know that they will bring credit to our region, their families and their respective branches of the military, and I could not be more proud of this outstanding group.”

LaMalfa made his nominations with the assistance of retiredNorthern Californian military veterans from every service branch, who reviewed students’ materials, interviewed the applicants and recommended a slate of nominees. The following students received appointments from the Congressman’s nominations:

Chandler Heppe, Nevada City — U.S. Air Force Academy; David Langston, Dunsmuir — U.S. Merchant Marines Academy; Nikolaus Schaeffer, Chico — U.S. Naval Academy; Ryan Silva, Auburn —
U.S. Air Force Academy; Nina Tucker, Redding — U.S. Military Academy; and Colin Vestal, McArthur — U.S. Military Academy.

Any student with a strong desire to serve this nation as an officer in the United States Armed Forces is invited to contact LaMalfa in the spring of their junior year. Visit his website, lamalfa.house.gov, for his nomination application and instructions. You may also call his Oroville District office and speak with his U.S. Service Academy Advisor at 534-7100.


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