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 (Updated: 01August2017 - listed alphabetically) 


Braithwaite, Daijha
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daijha Braithwaite graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Braithwaite is the daughter of Festus and Dorothy Braithwaite of New Hempstead, N.Y. She is a 2014 graduate of Ramapo High School, Spring Valley, N.Y.

Carey, Michael
U.S. Air Force Airman Michael G. Carey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Carey is the son of Kathleen M. and Brian G. Carey of Middletown, N.Y. He is a 2015 graduate of Minisink Valley High School, Slate Hill, N.Y.


Dinezza, Vincent
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Vincent R. Dinezza graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Dinezza is the son of Robert Dinezza of Newburgh, N.Y. He is a 2015 graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Dossous, Sergy
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Sergy M. Dossous graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Dossous is the son of Evens and Gladys Dossous, and brother of Schebnaldy K. Dossous of Spring Valley, N.Y. He is a 2013 graduate of Spring Valley High School, Spring Valley, N.Y.

Hernandez, Mario
U.S. Air Force Airman Mario V. Hernandez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hernandez is the son of Jorge E. Hernandez of Stony Point, N.Y., former ward of Deborah J. Hatkins of Bradley Beach, N.J., and brother of Tiana V. Hernandez of Haverstraw, N.Y. He is a 2017 graduate of North Rockland High School, Thiells, N.Y


Motley, Tradell
U.S. Air Force Airman Tradell Motley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Motley is the son of Eric and Jamie Motley of Newburgh, N.Y. He is a 2015 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh, N.Y.


Pacenza, Thomas
U.S. Air Force Airman Thomas J. Pacenza III graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Pacenza is the son of Thomas J. Pacenza of Marlboro, N.Y., and grandson of Carolyn and Thomas J. Pacenza of New Windsor, N.Y., and Elizabeth Depuy of Newburgh, N.Y. He is a 2016 graduate of Marlboro High School, Marlboro, N.Y.

 


Perry, Kenneth
U.S. Air Force Airman Kenneth P. Perry graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Perry is the son of Kenneth and Tamina Perry of Pomona, N.Y., and brother of Nicole Perry of Greensboro, N.C., and Natasha Perry of Pomona, N.Y.  He is a 2016 graduate of North Rockland High School, Thiells, N.Y.

Santiago, Richard
.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Richard D. Santiago graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Santiago is the son of Jose and Blanca Santiago of Washingtonville, N.Y., and husband of Elizabeth Fakhouri of Wappingers Falls, N.Y. He is a 2011 graduate of Washingtonville High School, Washingtonville, N.Y. 

Siller, Lindsey
U.S. Air Force Airman Lindsey E. Siller graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Siller is the daughter of John F. Siller of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., and Christine Siller of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and  sister of Rachel C. Siller of Wappingers Falls, N.Y. She is a 2013 graduate of John Jay Senior High School, Hopewell Junction, N.Y. 

Tejada, Genesis
U.S. Air Force Airman Genesis Tejada graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Tejada is the daughter of Gisela Tejada Tejada of Bronx, N.Y. She graduated from Satellite Academy High School, Bronx, N.Y., and Nyack College, Nyack, N.Y.


Tolbert, Ashley
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ashley R. Tolbert graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.Tolbert is the daughter of Tommy J. Eades of Kingston, N.Y., and Kimberly A. Tolbert of Aubrey, Texas, step-daughter of Diane R. Jackson of Aubrey, Texas, and sister of Thaddeus J. Tolbert of Kingston, N.Y., Thandy E. Tolbert of Aubrey, Texas, and Chasity E. Roman of Kingston, N.Y. She is a 2010 graduate of Kingston Senior High School, Kingston, N.Y. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2016 from State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, N.Y.

 

Trappe, Samantha
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Samantha L. Trappe graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.Trappe is the daughter of Robert P. Trappe Jr. and Kathleen E. Trappe of Wallkill, N.Y. She is a 2013 graduate of Wallkill Senior High School, Wallkill, N.Y. 


Victoria, Christiam
U.S. Air Force Airman Cristian Victoria 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 2016 graduate of North Rockland High School, Thiells, N.Y.

Wiese, James
U.S. Air Force Airman James M. Wiese graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Wiese is the son of Richard H. and Joann Wiese of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and brother of Calyn A. Wiese of Beacon, N.Y., and Daniel J. Wiese of Hoboken, N.J. He is a 2012 graduate of Arlington High School, Lagrange, N.Y.

 

 

 (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.


Evanicki, Dylan
U.S. Air Force Airman Dylan M. Evanicki graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Evanicki is the son of Melissa K. Evanicki of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Michael T. Evanicki of Pleasant Valley, N.Y. He is a 2017 graduate of Arlington High School, Lagrange, 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.

Welnicki, Katrina
Army Sgt. Katrina Welnicki  has been named Earned a certificate of achievement for winning Non-Commissioned Officer of the Month for February, 2017. Participants are given a list of military topics to study and then they compete against one another, separately, in front of a panel of Senior NCOs and the company first sergeant. Selection was based on the individual's exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, teamwork ethic, personal achievements and record of supporting and serving the community. Welnicki is currently serving as a combat medic specialist with Medical Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. She has served in the military for four years. Welnicki is the daughter of Jamie Welnicki of New Windsor, N.Y., and Christine Hales of Newburgh, N.Y. She is a 2010 graduate of Marlboro Central High School, Marlboro, N.Y. She earned an associate degree in 2012 from Orange County Community College, Newburgh, N.Y.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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