Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

Buchanan Announces Service Academy Information Fair

Sep 9, 2016
Press Release

SARASOTA – Congressman Vern Buchanan today announced the 16th Congressional District Service Academy Information Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Service academies represented at the event will include the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. 

Each service academy will detail its program during breakout sessions after welcoming remarks by Congressman Buchanan. There will be presentations in separate areas with admissions representatives available to answer questions and provide information to students and parents.


The Congressman encourages all students in the eighth grade and higher who are interested in attending any of the nation’s military service academies and their parents to come out for the information fair. It is important for both students and parents to understand the admission and nomination processes. Early participation is encouraged in order to develop the strongest candidates for these highly competitive institutions. Successful candidates attend the academies at no cost and receive a top education and training experience. 

What: 16th Congressional District Service Academy Information Fair

When:  9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016


Where: Sarasota Military Academy (Gymnasium), 801 North Orange Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

Interested attendees can contact Joan Hansen at (941) 951-6643 or RSVP here.

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