Mountain Home student receives recommendation to service academy

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) announced today that he has nominated 48 students from across the Gem State to the United States Military Academies for the 2019-2020 school year. The nominees will now be considered by each of the four academies for final selection.

“It is an honor to nominate such a remarkable group of students to our nation’s prestigious military academies,” Senator Risch said. “Each student has met the high standards required to attend these schools. I commend them for their desire to obtain a first-class education and serve our nation. They are each truly deserving of this honor.”

Students interested in applying to a U.S. service academy must submit an extensive application and commit to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. Those interested in applying for future nominations can find details on Senator Risch’s website or by contacting Frances Hasenoehrl at

Among the nominations was Caden Eschenbacher of Mountain Home, who is applying to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland.

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