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Garamendi Announces 3rd District U.S. Service Academy Entrants

Garamendi with the 2022 Service Academy Nominees for California’s 3rd Congressional District


Suisun City, CA—Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) hosted a reception at VFW Post 2333 in Suisun City to honor 10 students from the 3rd Congressional District whom he nominated and have been accepted into one of the nation’s military service academies.

The young men and women competing for nominations this year include an outstanding group of individuals. While all applicants demonstrated the dedication, courage, and aptitude necessary to excel at an academy, only a select few of the most qualified individuals are able to receive a nomination each year. Nominations are based on the applicant’s academic strength, extracurricular activities, and an extensive interview process. 

“Each year I have the privilege of nominating a select group of young men and women to America’s service academies,” said Garamendi. “Our nation’s military service academies have a long-standing tradition of excellence in education, service, and integrity, and I am proud to have such remarkable nominees represent the 3rd Congressional District. I salute our nominees and thank them for their commitment to our country.”

The nominees and their academies are listed below:

United States Military Academy (West Point) Appointees:

          Annalisa Galvan, Fairfield

Michael Palchak, Davis

United States Air Force Academy Appointees:

            Zachary Ayers, Davis

Keenan Berrong, Woodland

David Cline, Vacaville

Suraj Takhar, Fairfield

Air Force Academy Prep School:    

Calvin Malech, Vacaville

Cameron Malone, Vacaville

Maksym Chelko, Davis

Naval Academy Prep School:

          Joseph Aquino, Davis

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