Military Information





Senator Joni Ernst is hosting two US Service Academy Open Houses for students interested in applying to, or learning more about service academies.  Academy representatives from the nation's five service academies will be available to answer questions on the application and nomination process.  These US Service Academy Open Houses give Iowa students the opportunity to learning more about serving our country will also receiving a full four-year scholarship from some of our nation's finest institutions of higher learning.  Students applying to a service academy must receive a nomination.  Event #1 will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.  Event #2 will be held Friday, August 11, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Camp Dodge Freedom Center in Johnston, IA.  Participants include:  Sen. Joni Ernst and representatives from the US Air Force, US Merchant Marines, US Military Academy, US Naval Academy and the US Coast Guard.  RSVP to Brenda Safranski at .

ASVAB Practice Test Website
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test is a required test administered to anyone interested in enlisting in any of the US Armed Service branches.  Minimum scores must be met in order to be able to enlist as well as to qualify for certain jobs within the service.  The following site provides free practice tests for all categories of the ASVAB so those interested in joining the military can get a sense of the questions they will expect to see.  Go to: