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 (Updated: 06April2018 - listed alphabetically) 


Conklin, Jeremy
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeremy R. Conklin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Conklin is a 2017 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh, N.Y.


Delacerda, Sierra
U.S. Air Force Airman Sierra A. Delacerda graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. She is a 2014 graduate of Nyack High School, Nyack, N.Y.


Frye, Lindsey
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Lindsey K. Frye graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Frye earned distinction as an honor graduate. Frye is the daughter of Karl W. Frye of Unadilla, N.Y., and Darlene M. Degaetani of North Port, Fla., sister of Jaron C. Minns of Penfield, N.Y., and Katey A. Frye of Unadilla, N.Y., and granddaughter of Tee na Truhn of The Villages, N.Y., Allen J. Degaetani of New City, N.Y., and Wendell Frye of Franklin, N.Y. She is a 2005 graduate of Clarkstown North, New City, N.Y. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2018 from Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, Colo.


Garrido, Dante
U.S. Air Force Airman Dante M. Garrido graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Garrido is the son of Jennifer A. Smart of Hudson, N.Y. He is a 2017 graduate of Hudson High School, Hudson, N.Y.


La Rocca, Amanda
U.S. Air Force Airman Amanda J. La Rocca graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. La Rocca is the daughter of Robin La Rocca of Mesa, Ariz., and Richard La Rocca of Chandler, Ariz She is a 2014 graduate of Sleepy Hollow High School, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.

Martinez, Amalee
U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Amalee J. Martinez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Martinez is the daughter of Alan Martinez and Trina Blomquist-Martinez of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She is a 2015 graduate of Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School, Stattsburgh, N.Y.


Mckenna, Brock
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brock G. Mckenna graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.Mckenna earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is a 2012 graduate of New Paltz High School, New Paltz, N.Y. He earned an associate degree in 2014 from Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, N.Y.


McManus, Colin
U.S. Air Force Airman Colin S. McManus graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. McManus is the son of Steven McManus and Erin Kelly, grandson of Fiorella and Fred Kelly, and nephew of Brendan and Fred Kelly, all of Monroe, N.Y. He is also the brother of Conor McManus and Kaitlin McManus. The airman is a 2015 graduate of Monroe Woodbury High School, Central Valley, N.Y.

Smith, Matthew
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew J. Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He  is the son of Audrey and Steven Smith of Brewster, N.Y. The airman is a 2007 graduate of Brewster High School, Brewster, N.Y.

 

 

 (Updated: 08March2018 - listed alphabetically) 


Brosnan, Sinead
U.S. Air Force Airman Sinead C. Brosnan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Brosnan is a 2015 graduate of S. S. Seward Institute, Florida, N.Y.

Castro, Bryan
U.S. Air Force Airman Bryan L. Castro graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Castro is the son of Luis Castro of Bronx, N.Y., and Wanda L. Daniels of Carmel, N.Y. He is a 2016 graduate of South High School, Valley Stream, N.Y.


Dichiara, Ryan
U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Ryan T. Dichiara graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Dichiara is the son of Gary and Eileen Dichiara of Middletown, N.Y., grandson of Josephine Dichiara of Queens, N.Y., and brother of Daniel Dichiara of Wallkill, N.Y. He is also the brother of Kimberly Dichiara. The airman graduated in 2010 from Pine Bush High School, Pine Bush, N.Y., and earned a bachelor's degree in 2015 from State University of New York, Cortland, N.Y.


Garrido, Dante
U.S. Air Force Airman Dante M. Garrido graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Garrido is the son of Jennifer A. Smart of Hudson, N.Y. He is a 2017 graduate of Hudson High School, Hudson, N.Y.


Green, Stephen
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Stephen C. Green graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Green earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is a 2014 graduate of Kingston High School, Kingston, N.Y. He earned an associate degree in 2017 from Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, N.Y.


Hopper, Avery
U.S. Air Force Airman Avery Hopper graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hopper is the former ward of William Hopper of Washingtonville, N.Y. He is a 2016 graduate of Washingtonville High School, Washingtonville, N.Y.


Lites, Julian
U.S. Air Force Airman Julian T. Lites graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Lites is the son of Jenny and Mark Lites of Middletown, N.Y. He is a 2013 graduate of Minisink Vallley High School, Slate Hill, N.Y.


McManus, Colin
U.S. Air Force Airman Colin S. McManus graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. McManus is the son of Steven McManus and Erin Kelly, grandson of Fiorella and Fred Kelly, and nephew of Brendan and Fred Kelly, all of Monroe, N.Y. He is also the brother of Conor McManus and Kaitlin McManus. The airman is a 2015 graduate of Monroe Woodbury High School, Central Valley, N.Y.


Minovich, Johathan
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathan A. Minovich graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Minovich is the son of William Minovich of Deer Park, N.Y., and Helena Minovich of Peekskill, N.Y. He graduated in 2009 from Walter Panas High School, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., and earned a bachelor's degree in 2015 from State University of New York, Albany, N.Y.


Sutton, Rebecca
U.S. Air Force Airman Rebecca J. Sutton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Sutton is the daughter of Robert A. Sutton of Saugerties, N.Y. She is a 2017 graduate of Saugerties High School, Saugerties, N.Y.

Vinetti, Vincent
U.S. Air Force Airman Vincent N. Vinetti graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Vinetti is the son of Colleen and Joseph Vinetti of Florida, N.Y., and brother of Joseph Vinetti of Niceville, Fla., and Thomas Vinetti of Knobnoster, Mo. He is a 2017 graduate of S.S. Seward Institute, Florida, N.Y.


Waldman, Matthew
Air Force 2nd Lt. Matthew P. Waldman  has graduated from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base, Okla. This 54-week pilot training program begins with a six-week preflight phase of academics and physical training to prepare students for flight. The second phase, primary training, is conducted  in the single-engine, turboprop T-6A Texan II. Primary training takes approximately 23 weeks and includes 254 hours of ground instruction, 27 hours in the flight simulator and 89 hours in the T-6A aircraft. After primary training, students select, by order of merit, advanced training in the fighter-bomber or airlift-tanker track. Training for the fighter track is done in the T-38C Talon, a tandem-seat, twin-engine supersonic jet. The airlift-tanker track uses the T-1A Jayhawk, the military version of a multi-place Beech Jet 400 business jet. Both tracks are approximately 26 weeks and are designed to best train pilots for successful transition to their follow-on aircraft and missions.   Waldman is the son of Alan M. and Beth P. Waldman of South Salem, N.Y. He is a 2012 graduate of John Jay High School, Cross River, N.Y. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2016 from United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.


Zimmerman, Jedrick
U.S. Air Force Airman Jedrick A. Zimmerman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Zimmerman is the son of Soly and Eric Zimmerman of Warwick, N.Y. He is also the brother of Derick Zimmerman and Eric Zimmerman. The airman is a 2017 graduate of Warwick Valley High School, Warwick, N.Y.

 

 

 

 
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