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Sen. Jim Risch has announced his nominations to the United States military academies for the 2018-2019 school year.

The nominees were selected from dozens of applicants and will now be considered by each of the four academies for final selection.

“This year’s nominees have met the high standards required to attend our military academies and each of them have demonstrated a level of commitment to our nation that is commendable,” said Sen. Risch.

“They are each truly deserving of this honor and I applaud them for their efforts.”

From Bonner and Boundary County, nominated for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., are Kyle Almeida, Sandpoint; Matthew Klein, Sagle; Victor Rae, Bonners Ferry; and Dutton Rogers, Sandpoint.

From the two norther counties, nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado is Victor Rae, Bonners Ferry.

Those interested in applying for future nominations to the military academies can find details on Senator Risch’s website or by contacting Frances Hasenoehrl at frances_hasenoehrl@risch.

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