Ernst, Grassley to Host Virtual Service Academy Open House


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) will host a U.S. Service Academy Virtual Open House on the evenings of Monday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 22. 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.

You can connect via zoom here: or by calling in at 1-312-626-6799 and entering Meeting ID: 964 0495 8072

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 and recently commissioned academy graduates from the Air Force Academy and the Military Academy at West Point will provide presentations on academy life and the application process on Monday, Sept. 21. The Naval Academy, the Coast Guard Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy will provide presentations on Tuesday, Sept. 22. 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.

For Iowans seeking to attend an academy in 2021, the deadline to complete and submit Ernst's and Grassley’s application is October 16, 2020.


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