Coats accepting academy applications

Sen. Dan Coats is accepting applications for nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Military Academy.

Interested applicants must submit the completed application packet available at www.coats.senate. gov by Nov. 1.

Applicants may apply for and receive nominations from both their U.S. representatives and their two U.S. senators.

Interested candidates must meet the following requirements as of July 1 of the year of admission to a military academy: must be at least 17 years of age, but not have passed their 23rd birthday; must be a U.S. citizen; must be a legal resident of Indiana; and must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

For more information or to download an application packet, visit www.coats. dents/academy/.