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Area service briefs      

 (Updated: 01Apr15 - listed alphabetically) 

 

Abdullah, Khlid
Air Force Airman Khalid   Abdullah graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  He is the son of Aisha Abdullah of New Orleans, La., and Abdur Abdullah of Severn, Md. He is also the brother of Aisha Cook of New Rochelle, N.Y., and Kareem Cook of Los Angelas, Calif., and grandson of Robert Law of Westbury, N.Y.  The airman graduated in 2011 from Meade Senior High School, Fort Meade, Md.

Amore, Russell
Air Force Airman 1st Class Russell J. Amore graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  Amore earned distinction as an honor graduate.  He is the son of John Amore of Clarksville, Tenn., Michelle Amore of Newport News, Va., and Alexandra MacDonald of Fort Campbell, Ky.  The airman graduated in 2011 from Eldred Central School, Eldred, N.Y., and in 2014 from Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.

Baka, Michael
Michael B. Baka has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.
Baka is currently serving as the Regimental Executive Officer with 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. He has served in the military for 16 years.
He is the son of Bobra J. Merrill of Stuart, Fla. and Wanda Z. and Stephen G. Baka of Bowling Green, Ky. He is also the husband of Catherine M. Baka of Fort Myer, Va. and son-in-law of Jack B. Merrill of Stuart, Fla.  The lieutenant colonel is a 1994 graduate of Rush-Henrietta Senior High School, Henrietta, N.Y. He earned an bachelor's degree in 1998 from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

Biccum, Ryan
Air Force Airman Ryan R. Biccum graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Biccum is the son of Alan and Valari Biccum of Port Jervis, N.Y.  He is a 2006 graduate of Port Jervis High School, Port Jervis, N.Y.

Bliss, Sarah
Army Pvt. Sarah N. Bliss   has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Bliss is the daughter of Cynthia and Kenneth Bliss of Hannacroix, N.Y.  She is a 2010 graduate of Coxsackie-Athens High School, Coxsackie, N.Y.

Bloech, Robert
Air Force Airman Robert C. Bloech graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Bloech is the son of Robert Bloech and Frances Gilmer and step-son of Annette Bloech and George Gilmer. All four relatives are residents of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.  The airman graduated in 2014 from Roy C. Ketcham High School, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

Brentnall, Aaron
Army Pvt. Aaron A. Brentnall   has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.   Brentnall is the son of Diana Jennings of Anchorage, Alaska, and grandson of Vince Corigliano of Walden, N.Y.  He is a 2014 graduate of Tioga Central High School, Tioga, N.Y.

Duzue, Jayson
Army Pvt. Jayson Duque has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.   Duque is the son of Maria T. Veira and Luis C. Duque of New Rochelle, N.Y.  He is a 2013 graduate of New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Enderes, Allie
Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Allie Enderes, from Westtown, New York, applies performs maintenance on a M2HB .50-caliber machine gun on the forecastle aboard USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) March 9, 2015. Jason Dunham, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

Estime, Rachel
Air Force Airman 1st Class Rachel M. Estime graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Estime is the sister of Sarah J. Estime of Dover Air Force Base, Del., Rebekah R. Estime of West Point, N.Y., and Miriam H. Estime of Coral Springs, Fla.  She is a 2014 graduate of Monarch High School, Coconut Creek, Fla.

Gutierrez, Giselle
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Giselle Y. Gutierrez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  Gutierrez is the daughter of Miguel Gutierrez-Sandoval and Blanca E. Gutierrez of Brewster, N.Y., granddaughter of Aracely Ortiz of Brewster, N.Y., niece of Edwing Guerra of Ontario, Calif., and cousin of Xiomara Y. Lorenzo of Ann Arbor, Mich.  She is a 2014 graduate of Brewster High School, Brewster, N.Y.

Hanaburg, Joshua
Air Force Airman Joshua H. Hanaburgh graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  Hanaburgh is the son of Steven Hanaburgh and step-son of Sarah Hanabaugh of Red Hook, N.Y., and son of Gail Haskins of Rhinebeck, N.Y.  He is a 2013 graduate of Rhinebeck High School, Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Hawkins, Curtis
Air Force Airman Curtis Hawkins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hawkins is the son of Curtis Hawkins Sr. and Kim Hawkins of Newburgh, N.Y.  He is a 2014 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh, N.Y.

Kellam, Kaitlyn
Air Force Reserve Airman Kaitlyn M. Kellam graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Kellam is the daughter of Mark and Stefanie Kellam of Liberty, N.Y. She is also the granddaughter of Harold and Patrica Kellam of Liberty, N.Y., and Marilyn and Rudy Houghtling of White Sulfer Springs, N.Y.  The airman graduated in 2014 from Liberty High School, Liberty, N.Y.

Kordzikowski, Alan
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Alan   Kordzikowski graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Kordzikowski is the son of Wendy and Frank Kordzikowski of Port Ewen, N.Y.  He is a 2011 graduate of Kingston High School, Kingston, N.Y.

Morales, Steven
Air Force Airman Steven   Morales graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Morales is the son of Angela Morales of Carmel, N.Y., and brother of Julian Martinez of Yonkers, N.Y.

Mulcahy, Kyle
Army Pvt. Kyle N. Mulcahy   has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.  Mulcahy is the son of Christine A. Mulcahy of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Mullins, Sean
Air Force Airman Sean M. Mullins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Mullins is the son of Donna and Matthew Mullins of Narrowsburg, N.Y., and grandson of Betty Gulotta of Barryville, N.Y.  The airman graduated in 2014 from Sullivan West High School, Lake Huntington, N.Y.

Penachio, Peter
Air Force Airman Peter D. Penachio graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Penachio is the son of Alex A. and Tony D. Penachio of Stanfordville, N.Y., and grandson of Katherine Hrabsky of Putnam Vally, N.Y.  He is a 2013 graduate of a homeschool program in Putnam Valley, N.Y.

Real, Tiquan
Air Force Airman 1st Class Tiquan   Real graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2009 graduate of Easton Area High School, Easton, Pa. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2013 from Nyack College, Nyack, N.Y.

Sierra, David
Air Force Airman 1st Class David A. Sierra graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Sierra is the son of Julia Basile of Lodi, N.J., and step-son of Laura Moynihan of Monroe, N.Y.,grandson of Anthony and Deborah Basile of Chester, N.Y., and nephew of Anthony Basile of Chester, N.Y.  He is a 2011 graduate of Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley, N.Y.

Silver, Amanda
Air Force Airman Amanda L. Silver graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Silver is the daughter of Betty V. Silver of Goshen, N.Y., and Robert J. Silver of Monroe, N.Y., and granddaughter of Eleanor V. Toth of Greenwich, Conn. She graduated in 2011 from Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley, N.Y.

Slater, Dominic
Air Force Airman Dominic M. Slater graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Slater is the son of Desiree T. and Daniel J. Slater of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.  He is a 2014 graduate of Roy C. Ketcham High School, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

Vanodurp, Peter
Army Pfc. Peter S. Vanopdurp has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Vanopdurp is the son of Amuul and Dawn Vanopdurp of North Rose, N.Y.  He is a 2007 graduate of North Rose Wolcott High School, Wolcott, N.Y. He earned an associate degree in 2009 from Paul Smith College, Paul Smith, N.Y.

 

 

 (Updated: 05Mar15 - listed alphabetically) 

 

Blake, Dakota
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Dakota S. Blake graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Blake is the son of John H. and Jennifer L. Blake of Plattsburgh, N.Y., and grandson of Gary Boyer of Middletown, N.Y. He is a 2014 graduate of Peru Central High School, Peru, N.Y.

Brickell, Sam
Army Pvt. Sam Brickell III has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. Brickell is the son of Dale D. Simmons of Peekskill, N.Y. He is a 2013 graduate of Peekskill High School, Peekskill, N.Y.

Cook, Matthew
Air Force Airman Matthew F. Cook graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Cook is the son of Patricia A. McClendon of Mount Juliet, N.Y., and Michael F. Cook of Milton, N.Y., and grandson of Francis R. Cook of Newburgh, N.Y.  The airman is a 2014 graduate of Marlboro High School, Marlboro, N.Y.

Cotton, Christopher
Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Colton is the son of Carolynn M. Grossman of Cochecton, N.Y., and Jeffery Colton of Springfield, Ga., and step-son of Richard S. Grossman of Cochecton, N.Y. and Mindy Colton of Springfield, Ga. He is also the grandson of Larry J. Houman Sr. of Bethel, N.Y., nephew of Larry J. Houman Jr. of Bethel, N.Y., and cousin of Michael J. Sheldon of Greece, N.Y.  The airman graduated in 2014 from Sullivan West High School, Lake Huntington, N.Y.

Daniels, Madeline
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Madeline T. Daniels graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Daniels is the daughter of Loretta and Jonathan J. Daniels of Modena, N.Y.  She is a 2014 graduate of Wallkill Senior High School, Wallkill, N.Y.

Daniels, Samuel
Air Force Airman Samuel Q. Daniels graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Daniels is the son of Richard B. Daniels and Deborah A. Claudio, grandson of Elizabeth S. Benedict, and nephew of Elizabeth S. Greenough and George E. Benedict, all of Beacon, N.Y.  He is a 2013 graduate of Beacon High School, Beacon, N.Y.

Disorbo, Matthew
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Matthew P. Disorbo graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Disorbo is the son of Deana M., Amanda M., and Paul M. Disorbo of Scotia, N.Y., and grandson of Judith Disorbo of Schenectady, N.Y., and Cindy and Phil Disorbo of Ghent, N.Y.  He is a 2014 graduate of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, Ballston Lake, N.Y.

Edwards, Brandon
Air Force Airman Brandon N. Edwards graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Edwards is the son of Indranie Sasenarine of Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Leonard Edwards of Baldwin, N.Y., and step-son of Maleta P. Edwards of Baldwin, N.Y.  He is a 2014 graduate of Baldwin Senior High School, Baldwin, N.Y.


Graham, John
Army Col. John M. Graham (right in photo) was awarded the Combat Action Badge and Joint Service Commendation Medal for actions on March 28, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan. John, grandson of Bob and Anne Mullin-former owners of the Greenwood Lake Diner, is currently serving in Afghanistan.   While serving as the Kabul City Police, Regional Command-Capital, United States Forces Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan, senior advisor Graham coordinated and led the effort to rescue civilians trapped in the the Roots of Peace and United States Agency for International Development compound who were trapped by Taliban insurgents.   Graham is the grandson of Anne and Bob Mullin of Middletown, N.Y.  He earned an bachelor's degree in 1987 from United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

Kellam, Kaitlyn
Air Force Reserve Airman Kaitlyn M. Kellam graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  Kellam is the daughter of Mark and Stefanie Kellam of Liberty, N.Y. She is also the granddaughter of Harold and Patrica Kellam of Liberty, N.Y., and Marilyn and Rudy Houghtling of White Sulfer Springs, N.Y.  The airman graduated in 2014 from Liberty High School, Liberty, N.Y.

Lawlor, Mark
Air Force Airman Mark R. Lawlor graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  Lawlor is the son of Barbara and Mark Lawlor of Salt Point, N.Y.

Lawrence, Ryan
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Ryan E. Lawrence graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  Lawrence is the son of Belinda Robertson of Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Robert J. Lawrence of Peru, N.Y. He is also the grandson of David Lawrence of Plattsburgh, N.Y., and nephew of David Lawrence of Middletown, N.Y.  The airman graduated in 2014 from Peru Central School, Peru, N.Y.

Mandes, Kevin
Army Pvt. Kevin J. Mandes has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Mandes is the son of Jeannette and Kevin Mandes of Woodbourne, N.Y.  He is a 2014 graduate of Tri-Valley Central School, Grahamsville, N.Y.

Schaeffer, Justin
Justin C. Schaeffer has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. Schaeffer is currently serving as a contracting officer at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. He has served in the military for 16 years.  He is a 1994 graduate of Lenape High School, Medford, N.J. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1998 from Unitied States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

Schmidt, Heather
Air Force Airman Heather A. Schmidt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Schmidt is the daughter of Lynne and David Schmidt of Saugerties, N.Y.  She is a 2011 graduate of Saugerties High School, Saugerties, N.Y.

Teophilus, Mina
Air Force Airman 1st Class Minah L. Theophilus graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Theophilus graduated in 2011 from Washingtonville High School, Washingtonville, N.Y., and she earned an associate degree in 2014 from Orange County Community College, Middletown, N.Y.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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