OPELIKA— U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville’s (R-AL) team, in conjunction with the offices of Senator Katie Britt (R-AL) and the Alabama delegation, concluded the first ever U.S. Service Academy information session tour with a stop at Southern Union State Community College in Opelika.
“Our national security depends on strong leaders in the next generation who are willing to defend America at home and abroad,” said Senator Tuberville.“It is encouraging to see so many students across our great state who are interested in answering this call to serve. The high attendance at each of our information sessions gives me hope for the future of our national defense and security. Nominating students for appointments to a U.S. Service Academy is one of my favorite things about being a senator, and I’m looking forward to the upcoming nominations for the Class of 2028.”
The Opelika visit, held in conjunction with the offices of Senator Britt and Congressman Mike Rogers, was the final of seven information sessions across the state during the month of August. Other stops included Northport, Huntsville, Mobile, Homewood, Troy, and Montgomery. Photos from each information session can be found here or below.
This tour marks the first delegation-wide effort to better inform students and parents about the process for receiving a nomination for an appointment to a U.S. Service Academy through their congressional representatives. During each information session, students and parents learned about each office’s application process from congressional staff, met with service academy representatives, and heard from recent service academy graduates.
Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.