If you know a young man or woman interested in a career in the military, now’s the time to start preparing. Senator Roy Blunt is currently accepting applications from those interested in appointments to the service academies. Nominations are available for the Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the Naval Academy. Applicants must be between 17 and 23 year old. Selections will be made based on personal merit, evidence of character, leadership, scholarship, and motivation. For more information and to find the link to the application, visit the Academy Application Process page on www.blunt.senate.gov.