North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum - Arlington, TX - 2 April 2016

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  1. buff81

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    North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum

    The 2016 North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum, jointly hosted by Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz, as well as Congressman Sam Johnson, Congressman John Ratcliffe, Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Congressman Joe Barton, Congresswoman Kay Granger, Congressman Kenny Marchant, Congressman Roger Williams, Congressman Michael Burgess, Congressman John Carter, Congressman Pete Sessions and Congressman Marc Veasey, will be held Saturday morning, April 2nd. This informational forum will provide interested students in grades 8-12 the opportunity to learn more about our nation's service academies, requirements for admission and the selection process.

    North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum
    Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016
    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon; Registration opens at 7:30 AM
    Note: This is a “come & stay” event!

    Place: Sam Houston High School
    2000 Sam Houston Drive
    Arlington, Texas 76014

    In addition to staff from congressional offices, representatives from all five academies (U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy) and current academy cadets and midshipmen will be on hand to answer questions. Also present will be representatives from Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps ROTC, as well as the Department of Defense Medical Exam Review Board (DoDMERB). North Texas students, parents and educators will be able to hear from and meet with these representatives on a one-to-one basis to become informed about the excellent possibilities associated with attending these premier educational institutions and the sorts of careers they generate.

    The Forum is free and open to the public; no pre-registration is required. It will be held from 8:00 AM – 12:00 NOON; registration opens at 7:30 AM.

    For more information, please contact:
    Robin Vaughan, Deputy District Director
    Office of Congressman Michael Burgess
    Phone: 940-497-5031
    Email: robin.vaughan@mail.house.go
     

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    :( When is there going to be one in Houston :(
     
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    Is this event open to anyone in Texas, or just residents of "north" TX? We live in west TX, and there are no events scheduled in our area, but we'd like to attend to start gathering information.
     
  4. buff81

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    Nothing scheduled in Houston for now.
     
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    Anyone from anywhere can attend. It is my understanding that this is a great event to learn about all the Service Academies and very well done.
     
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    I don't understand what it being a "come and stay" event means, does this signify that you come in the beginning and stay until the end for presentations/etc, or is it possibly to show up in the beginning and leave if you have to? The reason I am asking is because I am considering showing up to a church retreat late to attend this forum. Thanks!
     
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    I wish I knew about something like this when my son was still in the pre-application and application process. He now has an appointment, but what a great opportunity for those still considering a SA.
     
  8. buff81

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    That is a confusing statement. I think you can come and go as you need to.
    Basically, all the Services/ROTC will have information tables set up with representatives to answer your questions. They will have a lot of informational brochures for you to take. Then, there will be a time where everyone will gather in an larger auditorium type room where presentations will be made by each group and members of the Congressional staffs. Afterwards, you can stay and visit the information tables again and talk to the staffers.
    I would think you could come and stay as long as you can and then leave.

    Here is their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/North-Texas-US-Service-Academies-Forum-332325511659/?fref=photo
    The pictures will give you a feel of what to expect.
     

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