U.S. Service Academy Nomination Ceremony
On Sunday, January 2, 2011, Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, and Congressman Welch hosted a reception for 29 outstanding young Vermonters in honor of their nominations to the U.S. Service Academies. Vermonters nominated by members of the Delegation include applicants to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Congressional nominations are required for applications to the prestigious academy programs. Students offered appointments will receive full scholarships and can graduate as commissioned officers in the military.