Fifth District U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman announced in a news release that he may nominate up to 10 residents of the 5th District to the four U.S. Service Academies: the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Attendance at a U.S. Service Academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation, the release states. Riggleman may nominate up to 10 students for each vacant academy slot allotted to the 5th District of Virginia. Applicants are required to open an application directly with each of the U.S. Service Academies they have an interest in attending, as well as apply to Riggleman’s office for a congressional nomination.

To request a U.S. Service Academy nomination from the congressman’s office, complete the application packet on Riggleman’s website at: https://riggleman.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations. Applications must be submitted to Riggleman’s office by 5 p.m. Oct. 1. Postmarks will not be accepted. The nomination packets should be mailed or delivered to Matthew Becker, Office of Congressman Denver Lee Riggleman III, 308 Craghead St., Suite 102-D, Danville, Va. 24541.