Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently announced that he has nominated Kevin Mandeville for appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. Kevin, the son of James and Sheila, is a senior at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School.


As part of his annual Congressional responsibilities, Congressman Lynch nominates exemplary candidates to the service academies. “Since September 11, 2001, the quality of applicants has steadily improved every year, and this year was no exception. These candidates are the best of the best, and I am proud of their desire to serve our country.”

“Kevin was highly recommended by his teachers and coaches at Bristol-Plymouth. He is a remarkable young man, and we are fortunate that young people like Kevin are willing to serve our nation,” said Congressman Lynch.

Congressman Lynch and his Congressional Liaison for Military Affairs, Bob Fowkes, examined each candidate’s record of academic, athletic, and service achievements, as well as letters of recommendation. After an extensive review process and a personal interview, Kevin was selected as someone whose scholastic record and community contributions elevated him to the top of a list of well-qualified candidates.

Congressman Lynch said, “There were many impressive candidates this year from the Ninth Congressional District for the U.S. Air Force Academy. Kevin stood out as a young man of keen intelligence and strong character. He is a wonderful reflection of his parents, James and Sheila. The Mandeville family, the town of Bridgewater, and the entire state should be proud of Kevin in this achievement.”

Students interested in attending one of the United States Service Academies should contact Mr. Robert Fowkes in Congressman Lynch’s Boston office at 617-428-2000.