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Congressman McKeon to Host Luncheon Honoring Military Academy Appointees

Congressman McKeon to Host Luncheon Honoring Military Academy Appointees

Who: Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon and 25th District Military Academy Appointees.


What: Congressman McKeon will be honoring this year’s Military Academy Appointees at a luncheon featuring honorable guests from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.


About the Military Academy Nominations: Congressman McKeon is pleased to announce the Military Academy Appointees from CA’s 25th Congressional District for 2012. These students have undergone a long and rigorous application process which includes: physical evaluations, physical fitness tests and interviews. These students have been awarded prestigious offers to earn their commissions from a United States Military Academy.  To receive an offer of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy or Merchant Marine Academy, an individual must (1) apply to the academy of choice, and(2) apply for a nomination from a nominating source. These sources are the President, Vice President, U.S. Senators and U.S. Congressmen.


These students have proven to be among the most competitive students in the nation. They have worked hard and have proven to be among the best the nation has to offer. They will be reporting for duty at their respective academies in the coming weeks.



When: Saturday, June 9, 2012

11:30-2:00 p.m. PST


Where: College of the Canyons

Room 258

26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355



Event Details:


Academy Appointees:


The United States Air Force Academy:


Marika Nemeth, Palmdale

Tyler Dimson, Santa Clarita


The United States Military Academy:


Stephanie Gross, Palmdale

Michael Glasgow, West Point, NY

Katie Lynn Pound, Victorville

Nicholas De La Flor, Valencia

Jonas Niusulu, West Point, NY


The United States Naval Academy:


Lucas Weilbacher, Leona Valley

Samuel Peckham, Valencia

Breanne Aronin, Acton

Rory Gross, Lancaster

Ashley Welker, Stevenson Ranch



Military Guests:


Representing the United States Air Force Academy:


Bob Kay and Jessica Buchta


Representing the United States Merchant Marine Academy:


Ken Fidyk


Representing the United States Military Academy:


Greg Waugh and Pat O’Doul


Representing the United States Naval Academy:


Jerry Geil, Brad Spahr, Chuck Sternberg, and Brenna Baker





11:30am:            Meet and Greet


12:00pm:            Pledge of Allegiance


12:05pm:            Staff and Military Personnel Introductions by Tom Dierckman

12:10pm:            Invocation and Lunch


12:30pm:            Speaker Introduction by Tom Dierckman

Speakers: Ens. Joseph Jamgochian, USN, Cadet Lauren Hughes


12:45pm:            Speaker Introduction by Tom Dierckman

Speaker:  Congressman Buck McKeon


1:00pm:               Academy Presentations

Press Availability: This event will be open to the press and Congressman McKeon will be available for comment.