Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Diaz-Balart to Host Service Academy Day at U.S. Southern Command

Sep 12, 2012
Press Release

Washington, D.C. —Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) will host Service Academy Day at the U.S. Southern Command on Saturday, September 15, at 8:30 a.m.

On this day, representatives from the U.S. Naval, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Military, U.S.  Merchant Marine and U.S. Coast Guard Academies will be on site to meet with and inform perspective students about educational and career opportunities at the service academies. High school students in District 21 interested in applying to a service academy or eager to learn more about serving in the U.S. Military are encouraged to attend. Parents and family members are welcomed to attend. As of today, more than a 140 guests have confirmed attendance in addition to various state and local elected officials.

Currently, 14 students nominated by Diaz-Balart are completing work in West Point, the Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, or the Merchant Marine Academy.  Eleven others have graduated and are now serving in the U.S. Military. 

*Media must RSVP with Katrina Valdes by 10 a.m. on Friday, September 14, to ensure admittance. 


WHO:        Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and representatives from the  U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Military, U.S. Merchant Marines and U.S. Coast Guard

                        WHAT:     Service Academy Day

                        WHEN:     Saturday, September 15, at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE:  U.S. Southern Command

9301 NW 33rd Street

Doral, FL 33172

RSVP:       By 10 a.m. on Friday, September 14, with Katrina Valdes, 202-225-4211. RSVP required due to security restrictions, ID must be presented at checkpoint for admittance.