Rep. Barletta announces Service Academy events

Apr 16, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Lou Barletta, PA-11, and Tom Marino, PA-10, will host a U.S. Service Academy Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Wyoming Valley West High School, 150 Wadham Street, Plymouth.

Rep. Barletta will host another Academy Day on Tuesday, May 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bloomsburg Area High School, 1200 Railroad Street, Bloomsburg.

The events are designed to provide information about the opportunities offered by the U.S. Service Academies. The five service academies are:

  • U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York (U.S. Army)
  • U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland (U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines)
  • U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut
  • U.S. Merchant Marines Academy at Kings Point, New York

A representative of each academy will be on hand to answer questions and distribute information. Students who are interested in attending a military academy will learn about the application process.

“Attending a United States service academy is a prestigious honor,” Rep. Barletta said. “Our service academies only take the best and brightest students, and the process to get into one can be complicated. I’m proud to offer these educational sessions for students in northeastern Pennsylvania.”

The Wyoming Valley West High School informational session is open to students in either the 11th or 10th Congressional Districts and their families and friends. The Bloomsburg Area High School event is open to students in the 11th Congressional District and their families and friends.

“Deciding what path to take after high school is both exciting and overwhelming,” Marino said. “An often-overlooked option is a career at one of our fine service academies, possibly because some students may not be aware of the process. Hopefully, this event will answer many of their questions and pique the interest of others who may not have considered a military academy.”

For more information about these Service Academy events, or for information about the U.S. Service Academies, contact Rep. Barletta’s Hazleton District Office at (570) 751-0050. Information can also be found online at under the heading “Serving You.”