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Ernst, Grassley to Host Virtual Service Academy Open House

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will host a U.S. Service Academy Virtual Open House on the evenings of Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3. This will be an opportunity for Iowa students and their families to learn more about the five military service academies including the application and nomination processes.

WHO: Academy Nomination Coordinators for Senators Ernst and Grassley, representatives from all five U.S. Service Academies

WHAT: U.S. Service Academy Virtual Open House

WHEN: Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3, from 6 – 8 p.m. CT

WHERE: Connect via WebEx here: with the password: PNtPnpPS468 or by calling 1-415-527-5035 and using the following access code: 2760 860 9078.

The Academy Nomination Coordinators for Ernst and Grassley will provide an overview of the congressional nomination process and application requirements. They will be available to answer questions throughout the open house.

Representatives from the Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy will provide presentations on academy life and the application process on Monday, May 2. The Military Academy at West Point, Coast Guard Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy will provide presentations on Tuesday, May 3. Representatives from all the academies will be present both nights to answer questions from Iowans in a live Q&A.

Every year, Ernst and Grassley each select 10 individuals to nominate to the Military, Air Force, Naval, and Merchant Marine academies.

More information on Ernst’s nomination application is available here. To e-mail or call Ernst’s Academy Coordinator in our Des Moines office, email or call (515) 284-4574.

For Iowans seeking to attend an academy for the 2023-2024 school year, the deadline to complete and submit Ernst’s application is October 21, 2022.