2 Arkansas students to join US Merchant Marine Academy


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Most Americans have heard of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colorado, is also nationally renowned.

But the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, located in Kings Point, New York, is often overlooked, according to David Witte, a military and Veterans Affairs representative for U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, of Hot Springs.

"Last year, Arkansas was one of two states in the union that did not have a single student go into the Merchant Marine Academy,"...

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