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State residents headed to United States service academies

On this Memorial Day, the Connecticut Congressional delegation has announce the names of state residents who have accepted offers of appointment to one of the four United States service academies. 

Each year, Members of Congress are able to nominate candidates for appointment to the Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. Graduates are commissioned as officers in the active or reserve components of the military or Merchant Marine and serve for a minimum of five years. 

The delegation congratulated the students for answering the call to serve the country and defend democracy.  The group also thanked them and their families for their commitment to service.

Alana Foodman of Redding will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  Ethan Grandolfo and Tyler Previte, both of Wilton, will be attending the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Four Greater Danbury area students are headed to the U.S. Naval Academy.  They are Annika Brady of Sandy Hook, Brian Calabrese of Wilton, Laren Moore of Danbury, and Gabriella Viggiano of Ridgefield.