I am currently a junior in high school and I have a question concerning nominations for the academy. I visited the Air Force Academy this week while on spring break and while I was there I was told that my instructor was able to give me a nomination for the academy. My unit has had many cadets go to academies/rotc scholarships so my SNSI (instructor) has already mentioned the nomination to me before. But, if I was given a nomination through my instructor, would that be equivalent to a nomination from my local congressman? Also would it look better/improve my chances if I also applied for one though my local congressman? Do they look at where you got your nomination or only if you got one?