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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) announced Savana L. Pringle of Charleston has been offered acceptance into the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Miss Pringle was nominated by Rep. Mooney and selected for appointment by the congressman’s 2022 Service Academy Review Board for West Virginia’s Second Congressional District.

“I am pleased to nominate Savana for the United States Air Force Academy as I know she has a strong future ahead of her. She is a nominee who represents West Virginia’s finest men and women who choose to serve our great nation,” said Rep. Alex X. Mooney. “Savana’s unwavering respect for America is exactly why she would be an outstanding addition to the Air Force. I wish her the best of success.”

Savana comes from a military family as her father was in the Air Force. She attended a summer camp in Colorado Springs and fell in love with the base. Savana has had the opportunity to speak with many Air Force Academy alumni to ask them questions about life at an academy and how life is after. Their responses only made her more excited to start her military career.

“The most common phrase I heard when speaking with any serviceman or woman was that life in the military is “what you make of it,” said Pringle. “This is why I want to put myself in military life: the discipline, the travel, and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that come with it.”

Nominations are based on academic merit, moral character, scholarship, leadership potential, physical aptitude, career goals and motivation. Admittance to any of our nation’s service academies is highly competitive, with a limited number of cadets accepted each year.