Young men and women interested in pursuing a career in the military through one of the service academies can start submitting their applications now. Senator Roy Blunt’s office has announced that they’ll be accepting applications for nominations to the Merchant Marine, U.S. Military, and U.S. Naval academies. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 23. The nominees will be chosen based on evidence of character, leadership, scholarship, and motivation.