United States Air Force Academy Cadet Shares His Experiences with Senator Carper

Carper nominated Tyler Streit during his senior year at Newark High School

Wilmington, DE – Each year, members of Congress nominate high school students from their districts to the United States service academies. While home for the holidays, one of Senator Carper’s nominees, U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Tyler Streit, requested a meeting with the Senator to share his experiences thus far. Members of the media are invited to get a unique perspective on what it’s like to be in the infancy of your military career. “The students who seek my nomination to the service academies are top-notch. They represent Delaware’s best,” said Sen. Carper, a retired Navy captain who was the mission commander of a P-3 aircraft in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam and Cold War. “These academies develop the leaders for tomorrow and these young people, like Cadet Streit, will help our nation realize its vision. They will be future leaders in the fight to protect our nation’s freedom.” Flying has been a dream of Streit’s since he was 11 years old. He focused on that goal, and during his senior year at Newark High School, he completed the application process to the United States Air Force Academy. In January 2003, Tyler received congressional nominations from Senators Carper and Biden, and Congressman Castle. In March, Streit’s dream came true–his appointment to the Air Force Academy became a reality. Tuesday, December 23, 2003: 10:30a.m. – Sen. Carper meets with U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Tyler Streit
Streit Residence
957 Rahway Drive