April 7, 2011

Potential Government Shutdown Forces Whitehouse and Reed to Postpone Military Service Academy Day

Event at CCRI was Scheduled for this Saturday, April 9

WARWICK, RI –Due to the potential government shutdown, U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jack Reed (D-RI) are postponing the United States Service Academy Day at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) in Warwick on Saturday, April 9th.  The senators have already reached out to those students who expressed an interest in attending the event and plan to reschedule it for later this spring.

“It is unfortunate the potential government shutdown is forcing us to postpone this event.  We are committed to passing a responsible, bipartisan budget that will end this impasse and get people back to work,” said Reed and Whitehouse.

Academy Day is an opportunity for young women and men to learn about the process of applying to one of our nation’s outstanding service academies.  This free, informational seminar is open to all Rhode Island high school students and their parents who are interested in learning about the requirements and procedures for seeking a Congressional nomination and obtaining an appointment to one of the United States Service Academies.

Representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Marine, Coast Guard academies, along with ROTC spokesmen from Providence College and the University of Rhode Island were scheduled to be on hand to answer questions and distribute information about their respective programs. 

The Senators expressed their hope that a deal could still be reached on Friday to prevent the potential federal government shutdown, but they decided to postpone the event to prevent inconveniencing students and their families.


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