Since 4 of the 5 Service Academies require a Nomination (CGA being the exception) now is the time to start the process..... You should apply for all nominations you are eligible for and everyone is eligilbe for 3 Member of Congress (MOC) Nominations. The easiest way to get the applications is to visit their websites - make sure you are in the correct congressional district! Read the directions carefully - each MOC seems to have their "own way of doing things"! Some have online applications and others will mail you a packet. They are all mostly like a standard college application requiring references, transcripts and some require essays. Most MOC's have a deadline date sometime in the fall - do interviews in late fall and nominate around Christmas time. Spend some quality time on your applications and do a good job on them when you have the time!