Military

Dominique Pucci promoted to the rank of Senior Airman



The United States Air Force 423d Security Forces Squadron has announced the promotion of Dominique C. Pucci to the rank of Senior Airman. Pucci was recognized for her accomplishments at RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom. Named as an Outstanding Security Forces Flight Level Airman, Pucci was also recognized as Airman of the Year at the USAFE level. It was another proud […]

“Once a Marine, Always a Marine”

Milton Laub will never forget his Marine duties

Not all heroes fired a shot in battle. Many men left their homes to go overseas during World War II, and Milton Laub was one of them. With four brothers already in service in the Army, Navy and Coast Guard, he volunteered with the United States Marines at the age of 17 and spent four years of his life from […]

Patt Svoboda has led an active life both in and out of military service


Patt Svoboda was a teenager in Detroit, Michigan, and before she even graduated from high school, she had dreams of being in the military. She first thought about joining the navy to learn physics and work in submarines with nuclear reactors, but the field was closed to women at that time. When Svoboda joined the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in […]

Daniel Goodell completes Basic Training



Ft. Leonard Wood, MO — U.S. Army National Guard Private (Pvt.) Daniel D. Goodell, who enlisted on February 16 in Albany, graduated from basic training in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO on October 6. Ptv. Goodell started training on February 20 and then left for boot camp on July 25. Following graduation from boot camp he began advance infantry training, also […]

Meander promoted to Lt. Col



United States Army Officer Ryan O. Maender has been promoted from the rank of Major to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. The promotion took place on February 1 at Fort Lewis, Washington where he is second in command of the 17th Fires Brigade. Lieutenant Colonel Maender is the son of Jo Ann and Norman Maender of Scotia and Margaretville, and […]

Needham earns Army promotion



First Lieutenant Jesse Needham, son of Ralph and Lori Needham of Roxbury, is currently serving in the Army. He was promoted to the officer’s rank of First Lieutenant on January 22, 2012. First Lieutenant Needham is stationed with the 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment in Vilseck, Germany and serves as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader with the 3rd squadron. Apart from […]

Van Houten promoted to major



Hampton, VA — Neal A. Van Houten has been promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Air Force. He is chief of the munitions action group at Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, Va. The major has served in the military for 10 years. Van Houten is the son of Brian and Suzann Van Houten […]


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