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Dover, DE – Delaware high school students with dreams of attending the nation's elite service academies after graduation will have an opportunity to talk with representatives in person at the 3rd Annual Academy Information Night, hosted by Senator Tom Carper with the cooperation of Delaware Technical and Community College. "Our soldiers abroad are living up to the legacy of courage set by the veterans who came before them. The next generation of American military heroes could be right here in Delaware," said Senator Carper, who was the mission commander of a P-3 aircraft in Southeast Asia during Vietnam and the Cold War. "They will be the future leaders in the fight to protect our nation’s freedom." The session will allow students from all over the state, joined by their parents and school advisors, to gather advice on gaining an edge in the competitive application process. Senator Carper's opening remarks will be followed by breakout sessions and personal visits with Academy and ROTC representatives. Each year, members of the United States Congress are charged with nominating top candidates from their home state, ensuring the best and the brightest are considered for admission to the nation's leading military academies. The process begins when high school students are in the spring semester of their junior year. More details on both the Academy Night and Senator Carper's selection process can be found at http://carper.senate.gov or by calling Lori James at 302-674-3308. WHO: U.S. Senator Tom Carper Representatives from the Academies for the Air Force, Army, Merchant Marine, Navy and Coast Guard, ROTC and other organizations WHAT: U.S. Service Academy Information Night WHEN: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 – 6:00pm - 8:00 pm WHERE: Delaware Technical & Community College, Dover Education & Technology Building, Terry Campus