Recent Press Releases and News

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that his office is currently accepting applications and paperwork from students who are interested in being nominated to one of the nation’s service academies.

“Our service academies are vital in preparing today’s youth to assume the responsibility and leadership required to become our future military leaders. I encourage all students interested in attending the nation’s service academies to begin the application process through my office,” said Crenshaw.

Each year, Congressman Crenshaw nominates students to the nation’s service academies – the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Military Academy at West Point, or Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.

Students may begin the nomination process to be eligible for a 2016 appointment by a service academy by filling out an application and submitting all relevant paperwork to Crenshaw’s office by October 23, 2015. The process, its requirements, and paperwork can be found on Congressman Crenshaw’s official web site at


WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that he will honor Nassau County veterans in his 2015 Veterans Special Recognition Ceremony. The deadline to submit an application for the award is October 3. Details on the date and location for the ceremony will be released at a later date.

“The Veterans Special Recognition Ceremony is one of the highlights of my year, and this fall I look forward to shining a spotlight on the contributions of Nassau County veterans. The event provides a welcome opportunity to honor the servicemen and women who put their lives on the line so that we may live in freedom,” said Crenshaw. “To show our appreciation, we will put our veterans center stage where they deserve to be. I encourage all who think they may be eligible to fill out an application.”

Veterans who live in Nassau County and would like to participate are encouraged to contact Congressman Crenshaw’s District Office in Jacksonville at (904) 598-0481 or go to his official web site at to obtain an application. Click on Constituent Services, then Special Events & Notices, and lastly on the Veterans Recognition Ceremony to download the press release and application.

Completed applications and proof of eligibility should be mailed to the following address: 1061 Riverside Avenue, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32204. The application deadline is October 3.

To determine eligibility for the certificate, veterans must complete an application and submit a copy of their DD-214. Active duty members who wear the Southwest Asia Service Medal qualify for this program.


Recent Speeches and Statements

Congressman Ander Crenshaw commended the heroism of the late WWII Veteran Clyde L. Hillhouse in a floor speech and urged colleagues to pass legislation naming the White Springs, Florida Post Office in his honor.
Congressman Crenshaw addresses his House colleagues on on November 7, 2009 with concerns over how health care reform will impact the nation's military.

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