WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Barr announced today that his office will host a Military Academy Day for Sixth District students interested in applying to one of the nation’s service academies.  The event will be held on Saturday, September 7th at the The Aviation Museum of Kentucky from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM with registration beginning at 8:30 AM.

"Our nation's service academies are some of the top universities in the nation," said Congressman Barr. "They not only provide a top notch education, they also prepare young men and women for leadership roles in our nation's armed forces. One of my greatest honors as a United States Congressman is the opportunity to nominate qualified students from the Sixth District for these prestigious schools. I encourage all interested students to attend this informative event to learn more about how they can continue their leadership by serving our country in the Armed Forces.”

Members of Congress may nominate a limited number of students each year to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

This event is free for students and parents interested in learning more about America’s military academies, requirements for admission, and the congressional appointment process. High school and junior high students considering enrolling in a service academy or a career in the military should attend.  Pre-registration is not required.

Congressman Barr and members of his staff will be joined by representatives from the five service academies, all of whom will be available to help answer questions.

For more information on how to apply, please see Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination or contact Congressman Barr’s Office at 859-219-1366.  

What: Academy Day 2013

Date: September 7, 2013


Time: 8:30 a.m.—Registration, 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.—Program


Location: The Aviation Museum of Kentucky (Next to Blue Grass Airport)

4029 Airport Road 

Lexington, Kentucky 


Representatives from the following will be present:

U. S. Naval Academy

U. S. Military Academy

U. S. Air Force Academy

U. S. Merchant Marine Academy 

U. S. Coast Guard Academy

National Guard


UK Air Force ROTC