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Area service briefs      

 (Updated: 30May16 - listed alphabetically) 
 

Abramson, Ashley
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ashley Abramson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Abramson earned distinction as an honor graduate. SheHe is the daughter of Brenda Abramson of Highland Mills, N.Y., and Joel Abramson of Highland, N.Y., and sister of Emily Abramson of Highland Mills, N.Y. She is a 2011 graduate of Monroe-Woodbury Senior High School, Central Valley, N.Y.

Bitjeman, Summer
U.S. Air Force Airman Summer A. Bitjeman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Bitjeman is the daughter of Anthony P. and Barbabra A. Bitjeman of Livingston Manor, N.Y., and granddaughter of Maryann and Wilbert Bitjeman of Liberty, N.Y. She is a 2015 graduate of Liberty Central High School, Liberty, N.Y.

Davis, Jahlyn
Jahlyn Davis, an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C., received the George C. Marshall Award during an awards ceremony at the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The award is named in the honor and legacy of General of the Army George C. Marshall, who served in World War II as the Army Chief of Staff and in the post-war era served as secretary of state and secretary of defense. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior cadets in military science studies and leadership values in each battalion at host universities or colleges. Top cadets from each cadet battalion represent the very best of a highly selective organization. This is a national award and the highest award an ROTC cadet can receive. Davis is the son of Sidra Grinter of West Point, N.Y., and Theodore Davis of Kileen, Texas. He is a 2011 graduate of Thomas Dale High School, Chester, Va.

Englishman, Tyner
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tyler Englishman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Englishman is the brother of Rebecca Brock of Warwick, N.Y. He is a 2011 graduate of Midland Park High School, Midland Park, N.J.

Fullard-Green, Darquise
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Darquise K. Fullard-Green graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2016 graduate of James I. O'Neil High School, Highland Falls, N.Y.

Humphrey, Adriana
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Adriana C. Humphrey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Humphrey is the daughter of Maria Martha and step-daughter of Charles Rock of Gardiner, N.Y. She is also the sister of Gabriella Humphrey. The airman graduated in 2014 from Wallkill Senior High School, Walkill, N.Y.

Ott, Elizabeth
U.S. Army Spc. Elizabeth F. Ott has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Ott is the daughter of Judith Curnutte of St. Albans, W.Va., and Daniel L. Ott of Cairo, N.Y. She is a 2008 graduate of Cairo-Durham High School, Cairo, N.Y. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2010 from Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.

Palmer, Gregory
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Gregory R. Palmer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is a 2015 graduate of Washingtonville High School, Washingtonville, N.Y.

Pedro, Vimarie
Army Sgt. Vimarie M. Pedro has arrived for duty as a recruiter at the Reading Center, Harrisburg Recruiting Company, Pa. She is a 2010 graduate of Middletown High School, Middletown, N.Y. She earned an associate degree in 2016 from Hopkinsville Community College, Hopkinsville, Ky.

Poppas, Andrew
Andrew P. Poppas has been promoted to the rank of major general in the U.S. Army. Poppas is currently serving as the deputy director for regional operations, Operations Directorate on the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C. at the Pentagon. Previously, he served as the deputy commanding general for operations in the 101st Airborne Division from February 2013 to February 2014 in Afghanistan. He has served in the military for 28 years. Poppas is the son of George Poppas of Janesville, Wis. and husband of Kelly B. Poppas of Washington, District of Columbia. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1988 from United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. He also has a master's degree from Kansas State University. He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute, the Hellenic War College in Thessaloniki, Greece, and was a 2011 National Security Fellow at Harvard University. 

Woolsey, Brendan
Brendan M. Woolsey has received an Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps scholarship to attend State University of New York at Cortland, Cortland, N.Y. Scholarships are awarded on a merit system in area such as academic achievement, extra curricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities, and personal interviews. The scholarship entitlements include tuition and fees, an annual allowance of $600 for textbooks and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months of each school year for contracted cadets at the host college or university.  Upon graduation from the host college and completion of the ROTC program, the student cadet receives a bachelor's degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force.  All ROTC students incur a military service obligation of four years (10 years for pilots), which is fulfilled by serving on active duty. He is a 2016 graduate of New Paltz Senior High School, New Paltz, N.Y.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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