Hoeven seeks Air Force Academy applicants

John Hoeven

FARGO – As a newly sworn-in member of the Air Force Academy Board of Visitors, North Dakota Republican Sen. John Hoeven wants to recruit high school students from his home state to apply for the military university.

Hoeven officially joined the academy’s oversight board today during a ceremony in Colorado Springs.

As a member of the board, Hoeven will assist in governing matters at the academy, including: morale and discipline, curriculum and instruction, physical equipment, finances, etc. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appointed Hoeven to the board in May.

Hoeven’s office said he’ll spend the weekend meeting with cadets and Air Force Academy leaders to review the university’s instruction, training and morale.

“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,” Hoeven said in a statement. “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.”

Hoeven is seeking applications from North Dakota high school graduates or graduating seniors who are interested in attending the military academy. The deadline is Oct. 14.

Contact Hoeven’s office at (701) 239-5389 for more information about the application process.