- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Congressman Brad Ashford is holding a conference this weekend touting the five U.S. service academies.

The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Westside Community Conference Center in Omaha.

Ashford has invited students, parents, guidance counselors and military academy representatives for an overview of the college experience.

Those attending can find help with financial aid, how to complete the Free Application for Student Federal Aid, and information on the admission process at the military academies.

The five academies are the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut; the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York; and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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