WASHINGTON, DC – Aidan Blankenship of Franklin County has received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy for the Class of 2027. Aidan currently attends Greencastle-Antrim High School and is the son of Shane and Susan Blankenship.
“Congratulations to Aidan Blankenship on his appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy for the Class of 2027. Through his exemplary preparation, Aidan has demonstrated a dedication to service,” said Congressman John Joyce. “The service academy appointment process is highly selective and competitive. I am thrilled that Aidan has received an appointment to the U.S Air Force Academy, and I commend him and his family on this great achievement.”
All prospective students wishing to attend a U.S. service academy must be nominated by a Member of Congress or another U.S. official and then are rigorously evaluated by the service academies, which determine appointments. Candidates in Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District are interviewed and selected by a board of former service academy graduates living in our communities.