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Banks resident admitted to United States Merchant Marine Academy

The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Alumni Association & Foundation announced Banks resident Alexander Steiner is now a sworn-in Midshipman and a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Representative Susan Bonamici (D-Oregon District 1) nominated Steiner to attend the USMMA academy in Kings Point, New York, one of five federal service academies in the U.S., including the Military Academy in West Point, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

Each state has an assigned number of appointees and vacancies allocated to its geographical area that is proportional to that state’s representation in Congress. To receive a Congressional nomination to one of the four academies (the Coast Guard does not require a nomination from an elected official) candidates must meet rigorous academic and . . .

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