Kelly hosts Academy Day

First District Cong. Trent Kelly speaks at Academy Day. (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) on Sunday hosted Academy Day 2022. A large crowd of young people, parents, and educators turned out for the event that was held at the Army Aviation Support Facility #2 in Tupelo. 

Academy Day is an opportunity for all those in attendance to learn about the Congressional nominations process and what it takes to attend one of America’s prestigious service academies. 

Participants included: Mississippi ROTC programs, Marion Military Institute, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy.

“It is an honor and a privilege to nominate young people to attend one of America’s service academies,” Rep. Kelly said. “I was proud to provide access to the resources needed to pursue their chosen career path.”

Kelly represents Mississippi’s First Congressional District. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, serving as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations. Rep. Kelly also serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Agriculture Committee. 

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