Service academies offer great education

How does a full scholarship (valued more than $250,000) with a monthly stipend at one of the highest rated colleges in America sound?

The package includes a guaranteed job upon graduation and commissioning to boot. After a successful Service Academy Day last year, Rep. Jim Bridenstine will hold another open house 9 a.m. to noon April 22 at the CityPlex Towers, First Floor Auditorium, 2488 E. 81st St.

Representatives from the Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Naval Academy and West Point will provide a brief introduction to their respective schools and answer questions about the application process and opportunity. Students (8th-11th grade), families, school officials, counselors and the general public are cordially invited.

Upon successful completion of the academies, the students are commissioned to serve five years in their respective service as officers. The academies and their graduates are highly regarded internationally and in the private sector, for the quality of their education and leadership. The typical students do not have military experience, but are well-rounded with their background.

For more information and to RSVP, call 918-935-3222 or send an email to

Editor’s Note: Goins is a member of the First Congressional District Service Academy selection committee and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Also submitting this letter were fellow committee members representing the Air Force Academy and West Point respectively, Jim Palmer and Mike Lapolla

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Congressman Jim Bridenstine was elected in 2012 to represent Oklahoma’s First District, which covers Washington, Tulsa, Wagoner Counties plus portions of Rogers & Creek Counties. Bridenstine serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. To see more of his articles visit