ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – At 6:00 p.m. MT on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján, U.S. Representatives Teresa Leger Fernández and Yvette Herrell, and the Office of the First Congressional District will bring representatives from U.S. Military Service Academies for a virtual Q&A session. 

The conversation is an opportunity for high school students and recent graduates to ask questions about the nomination process and attending U.S. Military Service Academies. The New Mexico delegation is currently accepting online applications for nominations to enter an academy in Fall 2022. 

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, Colo.; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, N.Y. Each member of Congress is allotted a limited number of nominations that they submit to each academy. 

The deadline to apply for a nomination for each of the Congressional offices is October 8, 2021. 

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich Staff U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján Staff U.S. Representative Teresa Leger Fernández Staff U.S. Representative Yvette Herrell Staff Office of the First Congressional District Staff 

WHAT: Virtual Q&A on Zoom 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 6 p.m. MT 

REGISTER: Click here to register.