FORT WAYNE – On Monday, Congressman Jim Banks announced he will host Service Academy Day at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base on May 6.

Banks said, “Every year I look forward to helping Hoosiers with the U.S. Service Academy applications process. It’s inspiring to meet so many patriotic and accomplished young people in our state who aspire to serve and defend our nation.”

The briefing is planned to be held at the 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard Base, 3005 W. Ferguson Road, Fort Wayne. The event is scheduled to begin at noon with the doors opening at 11 a.m.

Interested students can expect a comprehensive overview of the five service academies and their admissions processes.

The five service academies include United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.; United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.; United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.; and United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

To RSVP for the briefing on May 6, email [email protected] with all attendees listed along with their full names, date(s) of birth, and driver's license number(s) and state of issuance. Deadline to RSVP is April 21.

Applications for the Service Academies Class of 2028 are due no later than Oct. 6.