New Mexico Delegation To Host Virtual Military Service Academy Nominations Event 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – At 6:30 p.m. MT on Thursday, April 13, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján, and U.S. Representatives Melanie Stansbury, Teresa Leger Fernández, and Gabe Vasquez will bring together 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 will be accepting online applications for nominations to enter an academy in Fall 2024.

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 application process opens on Friday, April 7, 2023. Interested applicants should visit each members website for information on how to apply. The deadline to apply for a nomination for each of the congressional offices is October 13, 2023.


  • U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich Staff
  • U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján Staff
  • U.S. Representative Teresa Leger Fernández Staff
  • U.S. Representative Gabe Vasquez Staff
  • U.S. Representative Melanie Stansbury Staff

WHAT: Virtual Q&A on Zoom

WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. MT

REGISTER: Click here to register.



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