Helena student nominated by Tester accepted to Air Force Academy

Senator: Jagoda “a fine addition to Montana’s rich history of military service”

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

Tester today said Kevin Jagoda “will make a fine addition to Montana’s rich history of military service.”

A 2010 graduate of Helena High School, Jagoda was the Cadet Squadron Commander for the Lewis and Clark Squadron of the Montana Civil Air Patrol. He was a volunteer with the York Volunteer Fire Department. Jagoda was also a member of the National Honor Society.

Jagoda is currently participating in an academy preparation program at the Marion Military Institute in Alabama.

“Kevin is a sharp young man dedicated to serving our country with uncommon determination,” said Tester, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.  “It’s not hard to see how his character will make him a valuable leader in the Air Force.  Folks across our state are rightfully proud of Kevin and his family.”

Jagoda is one of 31 Montana students Tester nominated to military academies based on their academic achievement, leadership, community service, and participation in extracurricular activities.  He is the fourth student nominated by Tester to be accepted to a military academy for the class of 2015.

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