WASHINGTON, D.C. – Come to the North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum, on Saturday, April 2, 2011 to learn more about our nation's service academies, requirements for admission and the selection process. Congresswoman Kay Granger’s office is currently accepting applications from residents of the 12th Congressional District interested in attending one of the nation’s prestigious service academies, and invites you to learn more about them.

North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum

Date:               Saturday, April 2, 2011

Time:               8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (Registration begins at 7:30 AM)

Place:               Gateway Church – NRH Campus

                                                             7501 Davis Blvd.

                                                            North Richland Hills, TX 76182

Representatives from North Texas Congressional offices and all five service academies (U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy), as well as current academy cadets and midshipmen will be on hand to answer questions.  North Texas students, parents and educators will be able to hear from and meet with these representatives on a one-to-one basis to become informed about the excellent possibilities associated with attending these premier institutions.

Additional presenters will be Larry Mullen, Deputy Director for the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB), as well as representatives from Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps ROTC.  The forum is free and open to the public, and will be held from 8:00 AM – 12:00 NOON; registration opens at 7:30 AM.

For more information regarding the North Texas Academies Forum, please contact Marcia Etie, District Office of Congresswoman Kay Granger, (817) 338-0909.