Justin D. Boardley of Arlington, Wash., has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Washington Air National Guard. Lt. Col. Boardley is the chief of nursing services, assigned to the 194th Medical Group at Camp Murray. He is a 1994 graduate of Arlington High School and a graduate of Washi…

Ryan A. Walters has been commissioned as an active duty second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at James Madison University. Walters earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in intelligence analysis and a minor in milit…

Air Force Airman Austin Hollenbank graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Austin achieved Thunderbolt status, which is honor graduate status, on the PT test. His flight also achieved Commander’s Excellence, which is the highest honor a …

Army Pvt. Louis Mazza of Cuddy, formerly of Washington, completed basic training at Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Okla. Mazza is currently serving in the Army Air Defense Patriot Missile Program at Osan Air Force Base in South Korea. He is the son of Tasha Meuse and Louis A. Mazza and stepm…

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Marco F. Colavecchia 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, phy…

Army Staff Sgt. Zachary C. Olszewski has arrived for duty as a recruiter with U.S. Army Recruiting Station-Robinson, U.S. Army Recruiting Pittsburgh Company. Olszewski is the husband of Krystle and father of Charleigh Olszewski of Canonsburg. He is a 2010 graduate of Belle Vernon High School.

Veronica Marie Schmidt graduated in August from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. She then furthered her military career with Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, where she graduated as a heavy construction equipment repairer (91L). She is now a member of the Unit…

U.S. Air Force Airman Jay W. Russell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Russell …

U.S. Air Force Airman Amelia Baldwin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Baldwin …

Kevin W. Clements graduated from the Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., as an aviation boatswain mate. He will further his Navy education in Pensacola, Fla., before leaving for his service on an aircraft carrier. Kevin is the son of Ronald and Jeanann Clements of Claysville,…

Senior Master Sgt. Richard J. DeMarco is retiring from the military. His parents are Susie McGary of Washington and Rick DeMarco of Canonsburg. DeMarco, a native of Canonsburg, joined the U.S. Air Force in March 1992. He completed basic military training at Lackland AFB, Texas, and technical…

Matthew E. Rabold, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, has earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge. The badge is a decoration of the Bundeswehr, the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany, and is one of the few approved for…

U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Jason A. Antill has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Antill earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from California University of Pennsylvania. His parents are Victor and Nancy Antill of Aleppo.

U.S. Air Force Airman Jordan Griffin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Griffin is a …

U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Kyle D. Border has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Border is a 2015 graduate of Bethlehem-Center High School, and his parents are Stacey L. and Daniel G. Binns of Richeyville and Shawn D. Border of New Cumberland, W.Va.

Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Angela N. Terkay graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Ai…

Pfc. Gary Seraly of North Franklin Township graduated from 1st Battalion, 19th Field Artillery Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Okla. Seraly will finish his senior year of studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he is majoring in criminology. After graduation, he plans to ret…

U.S. Air Force Airman Shaina N. Brown graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Brown is a 2…

Air Force Airman Justin M. Harper graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Harper is a 2014…

Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Barry R. Bissiere II has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community Colle…

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Army Staff Sgt. Zachary C. Olszewski has arrived for duty as a recruiter with U.S. Army Recruiting Station-Robinson, U.S. Army Recruiting Pittsburgh Company. Olszewski is the husband of Krystle and father of Charleigh Olszewski of Canonsburg. He is a 2010 graduate of Belle Vernon High School.

Veronica Marie Schmidt graduated in August from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. She then furthered her military career with Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, where she graduated as a heavy construction equipment repairer (91L). She is now a member of the Unit…

U.S. Air Force Airman Jay W. Russell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Russell …

U.S. Air Force Airman Amelia Baldwin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Baldwin …

Kevin W. Clements graduated from the Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., as an aviation boatswain mate. He will further his Navy education in Pensacola, Fla., before leaving for his service on an aircraft carrier. Kevin is the son of Ronald and Jeanann Clements of Claysville,…

Senior Master Sgt. Richard J. DeMarco is retiring from the military. His parents are Susie McGary of Washington and Rick DeMarco of Canonsburg. DeMarco, a native of Canonsburg, joined the U.S. Air Force in March 1992. He completed basic military training at Lackland AFB, Texas, and technical…

Matthew E. Rabold, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, has earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge. The badge is a decoration of the Bundeswehr, the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany, and is one of the few approved for…

U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Jason A. Antill has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Antill earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from California University of Pennsylvania. His parents are Victor and Nancy Antill of Aleppo.

U.S. Air Force Airman Jordan Griffin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Griffin is a …

U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Kyle D. Border has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Border is a 2015 graduate of Bethlehem-Center High School, and his parents are Stacey L. and Daniel G. Binns of Richeyville and Shawn D. Border of New Cumberland, W.Va.

Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Angela N. Terkay graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Ai…

Pfc. Gary Seraly of North Franklin Township graduated from 1st Battalion, 19th Field Artillery Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Okla. Seraly will finish his senior year of studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he is majoring in criminology. After graduation, he plans to ret…

U.S. Air Force Airman Shaina N. Brown graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Brown is a 2…

Air Force Airman Justin M. Harper graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Harper is a 2014…

Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Barry R. Bissiere II has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community Colle…

Air Force Airman Scott A. Butti graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Butti is a 2014 gr…

Corey W. Gaffron, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at California University of Pennsylvania, has graduated from the Cadet Leader Course at Fort Knox, Ky. CLC is a 30-day summer event focused on training cadets to solve complex leadership issues and problems at the company level…

Air Force Airman Jerid N. Jento graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Jento is a 2012 gr…

Air Force Airman Steven M. Kingan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Kingan graduated…

Air Force Airman Dominic A. Cicci graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Cicci is a 2014 …

Nicolas A. Ferrera, grandson of Anthony and Madeline Ferrera of McDonald, has received an Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to attend the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Scholarships are awarded on a merit system in areas such as academic achievement, extracurricul…

Air Force Airman Taylor N. Stafford graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Stafford is …

Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Andrew McCormick, son of Dr. William and Ann McCormick of Washington, graduated from Marine Officer Candidates School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Quantico, Va. His platoon won the Field Day and Pugil Sticks competitions and the Royal Marine Trophy for Physical Fitness…

Army Capt. Kent Monas has received the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. The award recognizes company grade officers who demonstrate the ideals for which general MacArthur stood – duty, honor, country – and promotes and sustains effective junior officer leadership in the Army. Mona…

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Joshua A. Mayer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air …

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Todd A. Patnesky was promoted to colonel Jan. 9 during a ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. Patnesky is the Army National Guard counterdrug liaison to USNORTHCOM and advises on all counterdrug programs. Patnesky, a native of Lawrence, received a…

Army Pfc. Danielle M. Goreczny graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Goreczny is a 2010 graduate of Fox Chapel Area High School, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in 2014 from Waynesburg University. Her parents are Anthony and Kathleen Goreczny of Aspinwall.

Air Force Reserve Airman Shealyn R. Brown graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Brown is…

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Dylan J. Witt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Fo…

Corey W. Gaffron has received an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to attend California University of Pennsylvania. Scholarship recipients are enrolled as members of the Army ROTC battalion at their colleges. The scholarship entitlements include tuition and fees, as well as a…

Army Pvt. Taylor N. Atkinson has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. The course of instruction included basic military training and advanced individual training. Atkinson is a 2011 graduate of Avella Junior/Senior High School, and his parents are K…

Jesse P. Martin has received an Army ROTC scholarship to attend Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, Pittsburgh. The scholarship includes tuition and fees, as well as an annual book allowance and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months of each school year the scholarship is in effect. Upon …

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Brandon M. Downs graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air…

Air Force Airman Brandon M. Batka, son of Andrew and Jessica Batka of Nunica, Mich., and Wayne and Christina Livingston of Bentleyville, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward …

Scott Day of Cary, N.C., son of Bob and Charlotte Day of Washington, has been promoted to major in the North Carolina National Guard. Day is a 1995 graduate of Trinity High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State University and a master’s degree in trust and wea…

Samuel A. Lombardo has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Waynesburg University. Lombardo will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to se…

Benjamin Brownlee has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after completing the Army ROTC program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Brownlee will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on active duty or in the National …

Air Force Medical Corps Capt. Jordan C. Humphrey, son of Eric and Debbie Ends Cowden of Hickory and Sam and Angie Humphrey of Parsons, W.Va., has received his medical degree from the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey. Humphrey was promoted to the rank of captain upon graduation. Whil…

Air Force Reserve Airman Alexander J. Hurley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Hurle…

Army Maj. Dustin A. Menhart has graduated from the Command and General Staff Officers Course at the Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kan. The college is the Army’s senior tactical school. The 10-month course trains intermediate level Army officers, offic…

Cmdr. Kenneth R. Shook, who is assigned as the fleet operational law counsel at the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, is retiring from the military. His parents are Carol J. Walker of Washington and Roy E. Shook of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Fayette City. Shook, who grew up in Washington and was…

Sgt. Adam Elwell recently performed his Army re-enlistment ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The oath was issued by his father, retired Lt. Col. Joseph O. Elwell Jr. Elwell is with B Company, 741st MI BN, stationed at Fort Meade, Md., along with his wife, Petty Officer 3rd…

Justin D. Boardley of Arlington, Wash., has been promoted to major in the Washington Air National Guard. Boardley is assigned to the 194th Medical Group at Camp Murray, Wash. He is a 1994 graduate of Arlington High School and a graduate of Washington State University. His parents are Daniel …

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