Cascade native nominated by Tester accepted to Air Force Academy

Senator: Blair ‘represents best of Montana’

 (U.S. SENATE) – A former Cascade High School student nominated by U.S. Senator Jon Tester has been accepted to the prestigious U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

 Tester today said Charlene Blair, 19, “represents the best of Montana.”

 A former student body president, Charlene proved herself to be a leader in her community.  She received numerous awards for her participation in activities both inside and outside of the classroom.

 “Montanans are no strangers to service to country, and Charlene is proof that that value still runs deep,” said Tester, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.  “For her dedication to country and her commitment to his ideals, folks across our state can be rightfully proud of Charlene and her family.  I know I am.”

 Blair is one of 41 Montana students Tester nominated to military academies based on their academic achievement, leadership, community service and participation in extracurricular activities.

 Montanans interested in applying for a military academy nomination in the future are encouraged to do so online at Tester’s website, HERE.

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 Contact:          Andrea Helling or Dan Malessa – (202) 228-0371

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