Military academy hopefuls wanted

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono is accepting applications from Hawaii students seeking a nomination from her office to attend a military service academy.

Each year, the senator nominates Hawaii students to the Air Force, U.S. Military, Naval and Merchant Marine academies.

Applicants need a strong academic background, participation in school and community activities, a high standard of physical fitness and a desire to serve as a commissioned officer in the U.S. uniformed services or the U.S. Merchant Marine.

Nomination does not guarantee admission.

Applications must be received by Nov. 1.

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