Military Connection

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For incoming seniors who are interested in attending a military academy entering the summer of 2018, the deadline to submit a completed application packet to both offices is September 22, 2017. Interested students can request an application by visiting Senator Portman’s website, Service Academy Application Request Form and by visiting Senator Brown’s website, Service Academy Application Request Form .

Interested freshman, sophomores, and juniors are encouraged to reach out to our offices in the spring to attend one of the informational seminars co-hosted by Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman. We will be hosting seminars across the state throughout the month of April. Liaison officers from the Naval, Military, Air Force, and Merchant Marine academies will be present to speak and to answer questions at our seminars this spring. In addition, our Academy Coordinators will discuss the congressional nomination process that we will use to select qualified men and women.

Congressman Bill Johnson is accepting nominations for the Service Academies, with a due date of October 13th for all materials to be submitted. Service Academy Application Request Form.

United States Naval Academy
Deadline to apply: March 31

United States Military Academy at West Point
Deadline to apply: April 15

United States Air Force Academy

Deadline to apply: December 31st

NROTC Scholarship Program: males MUST register for the United States Selective Service System within 30 days of turning 18. Click the icon to go to the registration page.

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Military-Connected Youth

Education Outreach Program for Military-Connected Youth

Military Child Education Coalition: The work of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. Support for K-12 education and college-bound students.

Military OneSource: Resources include free non-medical counseling for military families.

MIC3 (Military Interstate Childrens’ Compact Commission): The goal of the Compact is to replace the widely varying policies affecting transitioning military students. The Compact leverages consistency: It uses a comprehensive approach that provides a consistent policy in every school district and in every state that chooses to join. The Compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation.

Ohio Military Kids Events: Various activities, events, and camps for military youth and teens.

March2Success: March2Success provides an online study program to help students prepare for standardized tests, improve school work and review materials. We also provide tools for educators and parents to track and encourage their students.

Families on the Homefront: Families on the Home Front strives to help military children (and their civilian friends) maximize their developmental and learning potential by addressing their unique challenges through parent education and educational advocacy.

Ohio National Guard / eKnowledge Donation Project for ACT and SAT Test Prep Online tutoring support for a variety of subjects. FREE to military families.


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