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 (Updated: 07June2017 - listed alphabetically) 
 


Agyeman-Prempeh, Akwasi
U.S. Air Force Airman Akwasi Agyeman-Prempeh graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Agyeman-Prempeh is the son of Kwaku Amponsah-Agyeman of Accra, N.Y., grandson of Fannie A. Davis of Bellaire, Ohio, and husband of Shaye Agyeman-Prempeh of Flushing, Ohio. He is a 2005 graduate of Accra Academy, Accra, N.Y


Arriaga, Kayla
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kayla M. Arriaga graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Arriaga is the daughter of Jesus Arriaga and Maria I. Flores, and granddaughter of Victor and Gloria Arriaga, all of Newburgh, N.Y. She is a 2016 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh, N.Y.


Barbato, Malachi
U.S. Air Force Airman Malachi X. Barbato graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Barbato is the son of Joy Kirk of Port Jervis, N.Y., and Louis Barbato of Grahamsville, N.Y., grandson of Marisa Rosario-Hoyt of East Stroudsburg, Pa., Louis Barbato of Netcong, N.J., and Ruth Kirk of Monticello, N.Y., and nephew of Nichole Barbato of Liberty, N.Y. He is a 2016 graduate of Monticello High School, Monticello, N.Y.


Barros, Carlos
U.S. Air Force Airman Carlos J. Barros graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Barros is the son of Rosemary Barros of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. He is a 2014 graduate of Sleepy Hollow High School, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.


Crawford, Shannise
U.S. Air Force Airman Shannise S. Crawford graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. She is a 2012 graduate of Orchardview Alternative High School, Wapingers Falls, N.Y.

Domenech, Kenneth
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kenneth I. Domenech graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Domenech is the son of Betty V. Domenech of Monroe, N.Y., and Kenneth X. Domenech of Spring Valley, N.Y. He is a 2014 graduate of Washingtonville High School, Washingtonville, N.Y.


Duran,Jade
U.S. Air Force Airman Jade A. Duran graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Duran is the son of Cynthia and step-son of Patrick Johnson of Santa Fe, Texas, and brother of Sienna Brass of Middletown, N.Y., and Crimson Saldivar of Fort Polk, La. He graduated in 2015 from Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe, Texas.


Ehrlich, Adam
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Adam W. Ehrlich graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Ehrlich is the son of Linda and John R. Ehrlich, and brother of Andrew and Matthew Ehrlich of Chappaqua, N.Y. He is a 2011 graduate of Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, N.Y. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2016 from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y.

Gould, Theodore
U.S. Air Force Airman Theodore E. Gould graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Gould is the son of Theodore and Bernice Gould of Greeley, Pa., and husband of Briana Nieke-Gould of Barryville, N.Y. He is a 2008 graduate of Wallenpaupack Area High School, Hawley, Pa.


Guzman, Mattthew
U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Matthew Arroyo Guzman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Arroyo Guzman earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Zoraida Arroyo Guzman and Edwin Arroyo Diaz of Warwick, N.Y., and grandson of Luz Maria Arroyo Diaz of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The airman is a 2009 graduate of Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, N.Y.


Lamisere, Jeanbaptiste
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jeanbaptiste Lamisere graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Lamisere is the son of Charles Colin and Edouard and Yvonne Lamisere, all of Spring Valley, N.Y. He is also the husband of Westerline Lamisere. The airman graduated in 1999 from Ramapo High School, Ramapo, N.Y., and earned a bachelor's degree in 2016 from Ashford University, Calif.

Luna, Samantha
U.S. Air Force Airman Samantha M. Luna graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Luna is the daughter of Martha Luna and Jose Mendez of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.She is a 2016 graduate of Poughkeepsie High School, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.


Martino, Damian
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Damian M. Martino graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Martino is the son of Damian P. Martino of Mahopac, N.Y. He is a 2012 graduate of Mahopac High School, Mahopac, N.Y.


Mazany, Phillip
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Phillip A. Mazany graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Mazany is the son of Nancy Mazany of Westtown, N.Y., and Phillip Mazany of Middletown, N.Y., and grandson of Anthony and Mary Greco of Westtown, N.Y. He is a 2014 graduate of Minisink Valley High School, Slate Hill, N.Y.

McKay, Anastasia
Anastasia M. McKay has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. McKay is currently serving as Command Surgeon with Us Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky. She has served in the military for 12 years. McKay is the daughter of Robert A. Piotrowski of Wausa, Wis. She is a 1997 graduate of Stevens Point Area Senior High School, Stevens Point, Wis. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2001 from United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.


Sandoval-Martinez, Jenniver
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jennifer Sandoval-Martinez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Sandoval-Martinez is the daughter of Anthony Sandoval of Mahopac, N.Y., and Amalia Martinez of Mahopac, N.Y., former ward of Joseph Olszeswki of Hawthorne, N.Y., and sister of Marleny Martinez of Mahopac, N.Y. She is a 2015 graduate of Somers High School, Somers, N.Y.


Santoroni, Jack
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jack V. Santaroni graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Santaroni earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of John Santaroni of Katonah, N.Y., and Rita Santaroni of Hopewell Junction, N.Y. The airman graduated in 20216 from John Jay High School, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.


Smith, Collin
U.S. Air Force Airman Collin W. Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Smith is the son of Jocelyn L. Smith of Nottingham, N.H., and grandson of William J. Portalla of Epping, N.H. He is a 2016 graduate of Dover High School, Dover, N.H.

Smith, Terrence
Army Reserve Col. Terence Smith has retired from the U.S. Army Reserve after serving honorably for 30 years. Smith was last serving as Individual Ready Reserve with Individual Ready Reserve, Fort Knox, Ky. He is a 1983 graduate of Onteora High School, Boiceville, N.Y. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2017 from the University of Tampa, Tampa, Fla.


Soto, Christopheer
U.S. Air Force Airman Christopher J. Soto graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2010 graduate of Liberty High School, Liberty, N.Y.


Sutton, Taylor
U.S. Air Force Airman Taylor Sutton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Sutton is the daughter of Brad and Chauncina Scala and granddaughter of Jo Anne Scala, all of Mt. Kisco, N.Y. She is a 2015 graduate of Fox Lane High School, Bedford, N.Y.


Taylor, Colin
U.S. Air Force Airman Colin C. Taylor graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2016 graduate of Hudson High School, Hudson, N.Y.


Thibert, Jayson
U.S. Air Force Airman Jayson E. Thibert graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Thibert is the son of Edward J. Thibert and Lacey M. Thibert, both of Valley Cottage, N.Y. He is a 2015 graduate of Tappan Zee High School, Blauvelt, N.Y.

Vazquez, Carmen
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Carmen R. Vazquez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Vazquez is the daughter of Denise M. Palermo-Vazquez of Garnerville, N.Y., and Francisco R. Vazquez of West Haverstraw, N.Y., and sister of Teresa D. Vazquez of West Haverstraw, N.Y., and Michael G. Marrero of Haverstraw, N.Y. She is a 2010 graduate of North Rockland High School, Theills, N.Y. She earned an associate degree in 2013 from Rockland Community College, Suffern, N.Y.

Villani, Kristen
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kristen Villani graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Villani is the daughter of Doreen and Anthony Villani of Lake Ariel, Pa. She graduated in 2012 from Washingtonville High School, Washingtonville, N.Y., and earned a bachelor's degree in 2016 from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa.

 

 

 (Updated: 03May2017 - listed alphabetically) 
 


Badman, Michael
U.S. Air Force Airman Michael A. Badman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Badman is a 2015 graduate of Pine Bush Central High School, Pine Bush, N.Y.


Bauer, Zakary
U.S. Air Force Airman Zakary Bauer O. Bauer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Bauer is the son of Paul and Joanne Bauer of Sherman, Conn., grandson of Marlyn Bauer of Katonah, N.Y., and nephew of Jamie Smith of Mahopac, N.Y. He is a 2015 graduate of John Jay High School, Cross River, N.Y.

Bondoc, Bryan
U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Bryan F. Bondoc graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Bondoc is the brother of Bryan F. Bondoc of Hamden, Conn. He is a 2013 graduate of James I. O'Neill High School, Highland Falls, N.Y.

Chenowewth, Grant
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Grant C. Chenoweth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Chenoweth is the son of Dorothy J. Hart of Lehighton, Pa., and Conrad C. Chenoweth of Middletown, N.Y. He is a 2017 graduate of Middletown High School, Middletown, N.Y. He earned an associate degree in 2015 from Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, N.Y.

Collazo, Ruben
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ruben C. Collazo graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Collazo is the son of Lucy Ojeda of Bronx, N.Y., and nephew of Esmeralda Ildefonso of Newburgh, N.Y. He graduated in 2012 from Monsignor Scanlan High School, Bronx, N.Y., and earned an associate degree in 2014 from Orange County Community College, Newburgh, N.Y.


Cornell, Sean
U.S. Air Force Airman Sean M. Cornell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Cornell is the son of Genny and Richard L. Cornell of Port Jervis, N.Y. He is a 2016 graduate of Port Jervis High School, Port Jervis, N.Y.

Dephillips, Thomsa
U.S. Air Force Airman Thomas A. Dephillips graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Dephillips is the son of Nicole M. Dephillips of Monroe, N.Y., and Scott M. Dephillips of Albany, N.Y. He is a 2016 graduate of Monroe Woodbury High School, Monroe, N.Y.

Fein, Matthew
U.S. Air Force Airman Matthew D. Fein graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Fein is the son of Edna Fein and brother of Alyssa Fein, and Joseph Fein, brother-in-law of Sue Fein, and nephew of Mary and Tony Pagan, all Hopewell Junction, N.Y. He is a 2008 graduate of John Jay Senior High School, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.


Garcia, Brandon
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon R. Garcia 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 2012 graduate of Cornwall Central High School, New Windsor, N.Y.


Gunsch_Gretta
U.S. Air Force Airman Gretta M. Gunsch graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Gunsch is the daughter of Laura L. and Edward F. Gunsch of Hyde Park, N.Y. She is a 2016 graduate of Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, Hyde Park, N.Y.


Hand, John
Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class John W. Hand Jr. has been named the 1st Recruiting Brigade U.S. Army Reserve Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. Selection was based on the individual's exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, teamwork ethic, personal achievements and record of serving and supporting the community. Hand is currently serving as a U.S. Army recruiter and center leader with the 1st Recruiting Brigade, New York City Recruiting Battalion, N.Y. He has served in the military for 15 years. Hand is the son of Eileen Hand of Chester, N.Y., and son-in-law of Nancy and John Vandemark of Otisville, N.Y. He is a 2002 graduate of Chester Junior/Senior High School, Chester, N.Y.


Lasalle, Ayreial
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ayreial A. Lasalle graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Lasalle is the son of Loutrina Mathelier-Potter and Steven Potter of New Windsor, N.Y. He is a 2012 graduate of Cornwall Central High School, New Windsor, N.Y. He earned an associate degree in 2015 from Cuny Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, N.Y.


Loja, Omar
U.S. Air Force Airman Omar X. Loja graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Loja is the son of Gloria E. Loja and step-son of Pablo F. Ortega of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. He is a 2015 graduate of Sleepy Hollow High School, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.


Lolar, Gavin
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gavin M. Lolar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Lolar is the son of Glen P. Lolar of Cortland, N.Y., and Gloria H. Russett of South Otselic, N.Y., and grandson of William Russett of Beacon, N.Y. He is a 2014 graduate of Otselic Valley Central School, South Otselic, N.Y.


Marks, Nicholas
U.S. Air Force Airman Nicholas A. Marks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Marks is the son of Vivian Jeminson of Modena, N.Y. He is a 2013 graduate of Wallkill Senior High School, Wallkill, N.Y.


Masi, Richard
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Richard G. Masi Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Masi is the son of Richard G. Masi of Goshen, N.Y., and Dawn M. Masi of Saugerties, N.Y. He is also the brother of Renee M. Masi. The airman graduated in 2015 from Saugerties Junior/Senior High School, Saugerties, N.Y.

Miller, Bryan
Air Force Staff Sgt. Bryan D. Miller has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas. Miller is the grandson of Irma Hiller of Narrowsburg, N.Y. He is a 2006 graduate of Wallenpaupack Area High School, Hawley, Pa.

Mingone, Matthew
U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Matthew J. Mignone graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Mignone is the son of Richard and Rebecca Mignone of Summerville, S.C. He is also the husband of Amanda Mignone. The airman graduated in 2004 from Spring Valley High School, Spring Valley, N.Y., and earned a bachelor's degree in 2008 from State University of New York at Albany, N.Y.


Moreno, Michael
U.S. Air Force Airman Michael E. Moreno graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2016 graduate of Monroe Woodbury High School, Central Valley, N.Y.

Mortimer, Imani
U.S. Air Force Airman Imani Z. Mortimer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Mortimer is the daughter of Keir T. Gill of Middletown, N.Y., and Eriq L. Mortimer of Port Jervis, N.Y., and sister of Vannis N. Rivera of Waipahu, Hawaii. She is a 2016 graduate of Middletown High School, Middletown, N.Y.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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