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Congressman Garcia Nominates Over A Dozen Students For Military Service Academies

Congressman Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, announced Tuesday that he had nominated over two dozen California students for acceptance into various United States military service academies.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy himself, Garcia announced Tuesday that he had nominated 28 students from across California for acceptance into “the prestigious United States service academies.”

“Having personally attended the United States Naval Academy, it is great to see so many smart, hardworking, and patriotic young Americans eager to serve their country,” Garcia said in a statement Tuesday. “It is an honor to now have the privilege to nominate students to the academies.”

The 28 students Garcia nominated are as followed:

  • Joseph Ahart – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy
  • Zachery Ball – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy 
  • Kevin Duong – Nominated to the United States Air Force Academy
  • Kemper Fairbanks – Nominated to the United States Merchant Marines Academy and the United States Military Academy
  • Natalie Flynn – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and the United States Military Academy 
  • Izabela Gorcynski – Nominated to the United States Air Force Academy and the United States Naval Academy
  • Austin Hernandez – Nominated to the United States Military Academy
  • Luke Hoelzel – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy
  • Joshua Kang – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and the United States Military Academy
  • Shine Lim – Nominated to the United States Military Academy
  • Sammy Matta – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy
  • Kali McCormick – Nominated to the United States Merchant Marines Academy
  • Gabriella Meccia – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Air Force Academy 
  • Benjamin Niednagel – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Air Force Academy 
  • Peter Niednagel – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy
  • Janny Oh – Nominated United States Naval Academy and the United States Air Force Academy
  • Sierra Paoli – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy
  • Nicholas Radtke – Nominated to the United States Merchant Marines Academy
  • Edgar Romero – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy 
  • Hunter Romine – Nominated to the United States Military Academy
  • Diego Soto – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy
  • William Sutton IV – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy 
  • Shane Sypher – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and United States Merchant Marines Academy 
  • Marilyn Tran – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy
  • Benjamin Valdez – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy
  • Chapman Wolf – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Air Force Academy
  • Joshua Yoon – Nominated to the United States Air Force Academy
  • Makenna Zedaker – Nominated to the United States Naval Academy 

Each academy is set to conduct their final selection for admission this spring. 

“These students have shown leadership and dedication to their country through their decision to apply to a U.S. service academy,” Garcia said. “The application process is rigorous and long and I commend them for their time and dedication throughout it. I look forward to seeing all that these young leaders achieve, and I am confident they all have bright futures ahead.”

To learn more about the nomination process and how to apply, click here.

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Congressman Garcia Nominates Over A Dozen Students For Military Service Academies

12 comments

  1. RESIGN NOW. Garcia violated the 14th Amendment Section 3. RESIGN NOW

  2. Perhaps these students should consider the source of their nomination as did New England Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick, the other day by refusing the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump following the insurrection he directed on our nation’s capital.

    Garcia continues to rub his ass in our faces following his act of subversion even after the riots took place by simply saying a weak generic “strongly condemn the actions of those who stormed the Capital today” but failing to mention they were all Trump supporters. You can read this on his website. It wasn’t until the day after the official vote tally that he acknowledged Joe Biden’s victory; a fact we’ve known for two months.

    As I’ve been saying for more that tree years, Mike Garcia is not a leader.This weasel must resign or face recall.

    • Nice typo, me. I meant to say more ‘than three’ years.
      I’ve nothing against trees, this one, that one or any.
      Garcia is a whole different story.

    • You sir are an idiot !!! These students will be serving and protecting our country . That includes protecting you , me and the rest of this great country. Congrats to all those that got a nomination letter. May your best days be in front of you.

    • Totally agree. We will remember your public stance Mike Garcia to back up Trump. There is no credible evidence of wide spread fraud. I’m tired of political millionaires trying to take power and bullying others to get their way. Please feel free to call Mike Garcia’s DC office at (202) 225-1956 to let him know how you feel.

  3. STFU Denny.
    These kids are about to embark on an amazing endeavor. More than I can say for your dumb ass.
    Garcia was elected but not like the fraudulent election for your beloved Beijing Biden.
    Stop being a whiny little bitch.

    • Stop the lies about the election. Clear victory for Biden.

      Trump: Electoral Votes = 232
      Biden: Electoral Votes = 306

      Trump: Popular Votes = 74,111,419 (46.96% of the vote)
      Biden: Popular Votes = 81,009,468 (51.33% of the vote)

      The runoff between Mike Garcia and Christie Smith was a much closer election. Was there fraud there?? No, she lost.

      Should be interesting to see what scumbags Trump pardons. At least some of you have that to look forward to.

      • Stop what lies? The facts that many states illegally changes the rules of the election outside of Constitutionally valid procedures? No verification of signatures to assure the voter matched the record? Those are facts. Biden will be the most illegitimate president in history. But no worry, he will croak soon and then we all get to experience the Harris disaster and assure a 2022/2024 sweep of houses and presidency.
        Patience
        Long game

        Just say no to socialism. Just because you don’t make money doesn’t mean everyone is like you

        Well we are sure if Biden follows Obama’s precedent, he will pardon your scum bag drug dealer of a kid. So rest easy girl.

        • All unverified lies… But why would you want believe the truth you proud boy worshiping hillbilly. Just say no to bigotted trash like Fubalavi is who is probably 50 years old living in his retired grandparents house sucking off their pension and the government.

          And, I guarantee you Trump won’t pardon my scumbag drug dealing kid, not only because I don’t have one, but Trump only cares about pardoning white collar scum and loyalists. He does not care about low level dirtbags, well unless they’d vote for him.

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