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Area service briefs      

 (Updated: 04Aug2014 - listed alphabetically) 
 

Abbatiello, Daniel
Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel S. Abbatiello graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  Abbatiello is the son of James P. Abbatiello and Denise D. Rozenburgh-Balliram, step-son of Robin Balliram.of Yonkers, N.Y., and grandson of Arlene Bartel of Bronx, N.Y.  He is a 2005 graduate of Beacon High School, Beacon, N.Y. He earned an bachelor's degree in 2014 from Ashford University, San Diego, Calif.

Bastion, Stephen
United States marine LCPL Stephen Bastion  graduated from bootcamp at parris island S.C nov. 15 2013 . He is stationed at Camp Lejeune N.C with 2/2 Easy company . Stephen is the son of Janet Schofield of Montgomery ny and Steve Bastion of Cornwall ny . Stephen is a 2013 graduate of Valley Central High School

Brown, Benjamin
Army Pvt. Benjamin J. Brown has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Brown is the son of Patricia Lewis of Poughkeepsie, and Benjamin Brown of Mount Vernon. He is a 2011 graduate of Poughkeepsie High School, N.Y.

Calcedo-Acuna, Heylin
Navy Seaman Recruit Heylin S. Caicedo-Acuna, daughter of Dilson J. Caicedo and Rosmeri Acuna of Newburgh, N.Y., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Caicedo-Acuna is a 2013 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy North Campus,   Newburgh, N.Y.               

Cartelli, Kathryn
Air Force Airman 1st Class Kathryn A. Cartelli graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Cartelli is the daughter of Pam and Chuck Cartelli of Yorktown. She is a 2011 graduate of Yorktown High School.

Ferencz, Julius
Julius R. Ferencz has joined the United States Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic military training for up to one year. He will report to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Texas for basic training in July.  Ferencz is the son of Dianna Low and step-son of Anthony V. Picardi of Catskill.  He is a 2014 graduate of Coxsackie Athens Junior Senior High School, Coxsackie.

Granton, Matthew
Navy Seaman Matthew J. Granton, son of Francis J. and Ann M. Granton of Monroe, N.Y., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.   Granton is a 2011 graduate of Monroe Woodbury High School, Central Valley, N.Y.

Guerreo-Suarez_David
Air Force Airman David A. Guerrero-Suarez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Guerrero-Suarez earned distinction as an honor graduate.  He is the son of Gina Gerrero of Yorktown Heights. The airmen is a 2013 graduate of Yorktown Heights High School, Yorktown Heights.

Harvey, Torrance
Air Force Airman Torrance R. Harvey II graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  Harvey is the son of Tina and Torrance Harvey Sr. of Newburgh.  He is a 2011 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy.

Jones, Williams
Air Force Airman 1st Class William A. Jones graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Jones is the son of Basiyr and Nonna Jones of Bloomingburg. He is a 2010 graduate of John S. Burke Catholic High School, Goshen.

Litzner, Kelley
Kelley Litzner has been selected for promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Army. Litzner is currently serving as Chief, Physics Branch, Nuclear Weapons Effects Office with Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va. He has served in the military for 16 years.  He is the son of Karl Litzner of Frankenmuth, Mich.  Litzner is a 1994 graduate of Frankenmuth High School, Frankenmuth, Mich. He earned an bachelor's degree in 1998 from the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

Mabra, Malik
Air Force Airman Malik I. Mabra graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Mabra is the son of Leon W. Mabra of Slate Hill, N.Y. and LaShan Johnson of Richmond, Va. He is a 2013 graduate of Armstrong High School, Richmond, Va.

Mackay, Frank
Air Force Airman Frank MacKay graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  MacKay is the son of Jennifer and Christopher MacKay of Sunnyside, N.Y., and grandson of Dorothy Quinn of Greenwood Lake, N.Y.  He is a 2008 graduate of George F. Baker High School, Tuxedo, N.Y.

McMorris, Patrick
Air Force Airman 1st Class Patrick W. McMorris graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. McMorris is the son of Sean P. and Phyllis T. McMorris of Walden, N.Y.  He is a 2008 graduate of Valley Central High School, Montgomery, N.Y. He earned an associate degree in 2012 from Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Montague, Kareem
NORMANDY, France -- Army Lt. Col. Kareem P. Montague stands on hallowed ground, as he and hundreds of other American service members are here commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion in 1944, that changed the course of World War II and history. “Honoring our history, securing our future” is the reason the American service members are here today.
Montague, a member of 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., spent approximately one week in the Normandy region, participating in ceremonies and representing Americans who fought here 70 years ago. 
"(I'm) honored and humbled to have participated in the 70th commemoration of D-Day invasion events," said Montague.
Montague is the son of Leota Montague of Fishkill.  He is a 1991 graduate of John Jay High School, East Fishkill. He earned an bachelor's degree in 1995 from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Parrett, Richard
Air Force Airman 1st Class Richard E. Parrett graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Parrett is the son of Douglas E. and Kim M. Parrett of Connelly.  He is a 2009 graduate of Kingston High School. He earned an associate degree in 2012 from Hudson Valley Community College, Troy.

Phipps, Robert
Air Force Reserve Airman Robert Phipps graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Phipps is the son of David Phipps of Monroe and Mary Wernersbach of Brooklyn.

Prisco, Thomas
Air Force Airman 1st Class Thomas A. Prisco graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Prisco earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Valerie A. Murphy of Mahopac, N.Y.  The airman is a 2010 graduate of Mahopac High School, Mahopac, N.Y.

Reinitz, Matthew
Air Force Airman Matthew G. Reinitz graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  Reinitz is the son of Joanne Reinitz of Walden.  He is a 204 graduate of Valley Central High School, Montgomery.

Rodriguez, Tricia
Air Force Airman Tricia A. Rodriguez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.   Rodriguez is the daughter of Aileen Santiago of East Meadow and Ramon Rodriguez of Carmel.  She is a 2013 graduate of East Meadow High School.

Rosa, Omar
Air Force Airman Omar Rosa graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Rosa is the son of Migdalia Rosa of Larchmont.  He is a 2012 graduate of Mamaroneck High School, Mamaroneck.

Smith, Aiden
Air Force Airman Aiden J. Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Smith is the son of Ive Smith of Monroe and Joseph Smith of Newburgh. He is a 2010 graduate of Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley.

St. Clair, Jacob
Air Force Airman Jacob P. St. Clair graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. St. Clair is the son of Judith and Jeffrey St. Clair of Valatie. He is a 2013 graduate of Ichabod Crane High School, Valatie.

 

 (Updated: 08June2014 - listed alphabetically) 
 

Ambrosini, Steven
Class Steven A. Ambrosini graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Ambrosini is the son of David A. Ambrosini of Cornwall on Hudson and Kristine M. Tinius of Monroe.  He is a 2014 graduate of Edgewood High School, Ellettsville.

Azcuy, Devon
Air Force Airman Devon W. Azcuy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Azcuy is the son of William Azcuy of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and brother of Brandon Gannon of Bossier City, La. He is a 2013 graduate of Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School, Hyde Park, N.Y.

Benjamin, Brock
Air Force Airman Brock R. Benjamin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Benjamin is the son of Robert J. Benjamin of Glens Falls and Tina M. Benjamin of Kingston and nephew of Kathy Gates of Queensbury.  He is a 2012 graduate of Queensbury High School.

Cavagnaro, Matthew
Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew J. Cavagnaro graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Cavagnaro is the son of Pat and Larry Cavagnaro of Valatie.  He is a 2009 graduate of Academy of Christian Leadership, Valatie. He earned an bachelor's degree in 2013 from RPI, Troy.

Clark, William
Air Force Airman 1st Class William J. Clark graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Clark earned distinction as an honor graduate.
He is the son of Melody and Bruce Clark of Chester. The airman is a 2005 graduate of Harmony Christian School, Middletown. He earned an bachelor's degree in 2009 from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.

Jimenez, Manuel
Air Force Airman Manuel   Jimenez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Jimenez is the son of Pedro, Refujio Jimenez of White Plains, N.Y. and brother of Sixto and Abigail Jimenez of Houston, Texas, and Brigida and Hector Salgado of Valhalla, N.Y.  He is a 2012 graduate of White Plains High School, N.Y.

MacDonald, Katelyn
Navy Ensign Katelyn A. MacDonald, daughter of Richard and Pat MacDonald of New Hampton, N.Y., and Eva M. Hutyra of Arlington Heights, Ill., recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. and was commissioned to her current rank. 

Prendergast, Joseph
Air Force Airman Joseph P. Prendergast graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Prendergast is the son of Kathryn and Joseph Prendergast of New City. He is a 2011 graduate of Clarkstown North High School, New City.

Rivera, Andre
Air Force Airman Andre M. Rivera graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Rivera is the son of Felix Rivera of New Windsor and Luz Oyola of Walden.  He is a 2013 graduate of Valley Central High School, Montgomery.

Torres, Anthony
Air Force Airman Anthony M. Torres graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Torres is the son of Candice Figueroa of Hampton, Va., and nephew of Heather Pinkerous of Kerhonkson, N.Y. He is a 2008 graduate of Rondout Valley High School, Accord, N.Y.

Zarate, Andy
Air Force Airman Andy M. Zarate graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Zarate is the son of Luz Ortiz of New Windsor.  He is a 2012 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy.

 

 

 
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