Hoeven Sworn in as Member of Air Force Academy Board of Visitors

Senator Calls for Military Academy Applications from North Dakota Students

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Senator John Hoeven was sworn in today as a member of the Air Force Academy Board of Visitors and tomorrow will review the Academy’s instruction, training methods and morale in meetings with cadets and Air Force Academy leaders. Air Force Academy cadet enrollment is 4,419.

“I’m honored to serve on the Academy Board, and I will draw from my experiences working with members of the Air Force and their families stationed in Grand Forks and Minot in this new post,” he said. “As a member of the Senate, I will continue working to ensure our Air Force and its cadets have the resources they need to protect our nation now and in the future.”

The Board of Visitors reviews morale and discipline, social climate, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other matters relating to the Academy. Hoeven was appointed to the board in May by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. The Board includes two members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which Hoeven is a member.

Located near Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Air Force Academy is both a military organization and a university for the education and training of cadets. Hoeven is accepting applications from North Dakota high school graduates or graduating seniors who are interested in serving their county by attending one of the nation’s military academies. The application deadline is Oct. 14. More information about the process is available by calling his office at (701) 239-5389.