College-bound Temecula Valley residents who have an interest in attending one of the nation’s federal military academies were urged Tuesday to submit their applications to the office of Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Temecula, for consideration.

The deadline to submit is Oct. 29, and any pending or recent high school graduate who lives in Issa’s 50th congressional district was invited to file an application.

“Nominating esteemed young men and women to attend one of the U.S. military service academies is a great honor,” Issa said. “These students will be the leaders of tomorrow who answer the call of their country and volunteer to stand in service to America.”

Congressional representatives each year are permitted to nominate 10 prospects to attend four of the five service academies, which are the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Naval Academy and the Army’s West Point. The Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination, only an application.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 17 and no more than 23 years old, as well as unmarried and have no child support obligations.

Nomination applications are available by emailing

Information regarding the vetting process can be found at

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