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November 5, 2012

ZECHARIAH RUPPERT graduated with honors Oct. 5 from the United States Air Force Basic Military Training. He will be actively serving for six years and is currently attending his technical training in Texas. Ruppert is the son of Jaime and Andrew Fusco of Hellam Township. He graduated from the York County School of Technology carpentry program in June.

October 24, 2012

AIR FORCE AIRMAN JOHN D. THIELE recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2009 graduate of Dallastown Area High School and the son of Frederick and Barbara Thiele of Jacobus.

October 2012

AIR FORCE AIRMAN ANDREW R. HOPKINS graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is a 2011 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and the son of Thomas and Karen Hopkins of Stewartstown.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN AMANDA J. BOGART recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is a 2009 graduate of Dallastown Area High School and the daughter of Richard Bogart of Dallastown.

September 2012

AIR FORCE AIRMAN VICTOR A. SANCHEZ recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Sanchez earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is a 2011 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and the son of Denise Sanchez of Red Lion.

August 2012

AIR NATIONAL GUARD AIRMAN 1ST CLASS TAYLOR M. HERSHEY graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2011 graduate of Eastern York High School and the son of Shannon Sinopoli of Lancaster and Steve Hershey of Wrightsville.

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SPEC. JESSE SPENCER graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is a 1998 graduate of Harford Christian School and received his bachelor's degree from Frostburg State University in 2006. He is the son of Linda Spencer of Red Lion.

May 24, 2012

AIR FORCE AIRMAN 1ST CLASS MICHAEL BECK completed basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Beck is the son of Cindy Rutkowski of York and is a 2011 graduate of Dallastown Area High School.

ARMY PVT. BENJAMIN SINGLETON completed basic military training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of James Singleton of Red Lion and a 2008 graduate of York County High School.

March 29, 2012

AIR FORCE AIRMAN NICHOLAS S. MCCAFFERY, a 2006 graduate of Northeastern Senior High School, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

March 7, 2012

AIRMAN 1ST CLASS JESSICA TENORIO of the 45th Medical Operations squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., recently received her Senior Airman stripes during a surprise promotion ceremony. Her husband, Airman 1st Class Andres Tenorio "punched" the stripes on his wife during a Below the Zone promotion ceremony Jan. 12. She is a 2009 graduate of Eastern York High School and the daughter of Ken Leahy and Debra and Ken Shenberger, all of Wrightsville. Tenorio is scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan in June.

MARINE CORPS PFC. BRANDON E. SMITH recently completed aircraft maintenance administration course while assigned to Naval Air Station, Meridian, Miss. He is a 2011 graduate of Dallastown Area High School and the son of Stephanie L. Bowser and Randy S. Smith, both of the York area.

Feb. 1, 2012

AIR FORCE AIRMAN JEFFREY T. CARDWELL recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2011 graduate of York County School of Technology and the son of Tom Cardwell of Red Lion and Melinda Joines of Felton.

Dec. 7, 2011

AIR NATIONAL GUARD AIRMAN 1ST CLASS AARON J.E. HANSEN and AIR NATIONAL GUARD AIRMAN 1ST CLASS AUSTIN A.E. HANSEN both graduated from the tactical aircraft maintenance apprentice course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita, Falls, Texas. Aaron is a 2009 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and Austin is a 2010 graduate of York County School of Technology. They are the sons of Grace and Michael Hansen of Felton.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN 1ST CLASS BRYAN J. HEPDING, son of Christine and Bryan Hepding of Felton, recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2007 graduate of York County School of Technology and earned an associate degree from Harrisburg Area Community College in 2011.

Nov. 9, 2011

COREY ADAM HOFFMAN, a 2001 graduate of Dallastown Area High School, recently completed Naval basic training at Great Lakes, Ill., and is attending ABF school in Pensacola, Fla. He is the son of Dustin and Dawn Hoffman of Delta, and the grandson of William and Elona Linnemans of Hallam.

NAVY MIDSHIPMAN BENJAMIN S. DEMANDANTE, a 2011 graduate of Dallastown Area High School, recently completed Plebe summer training program, along with more than 900 other freshmen, while attending the U.S. Naval Academy.

Sept. 27, 2011

ARMY PVT. DOMINIC S. COCCO recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is a 2010 graduate of Dallastown Area High School and the son of Cay and Remo Cocco.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN JUSTIN R. BARNA graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2008 graduate of Kennard-Dale High School and the son of Mark and Michele Barna of Airville.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN JOSHUA M. DUNLAP graduated with honors from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2006 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and received a bachelor's degree from York College in 2010.

Aug. 10, 2011

JOSHUA D. MENGES, a 2007 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and the son of Bryan and Mary Menges of Red Lion, graduated with honors from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 21, earning a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. Menges was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the engineering branch. He will report to Fort Leonardwood, Mo. for leadership training, then to White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

July 20, 2011

AIR NATIONAL GUARD AIRMAN AARON J. HANSEN recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Grace Hansen of Felton and graduated in 2009 from Red Lion Area Senior High School.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN TIFFANY A. BORTNER recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is the daughter of Doug Bortner of Windsor and graduated in 2009 from Eastern York High School.

NATHAN R. PEELER has entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. He is a 2011 graduate of Dallastown Area High School and the son of Tory and Jenna Peeler of Jacobus.

ARMY PVT. J.R. L. ROSADO graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is a 2010 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and the son of Marilyn Rosado of Red Lion.

ARMY PFC. TYLER A. STRAUSBAUGH graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is a 2007 graduate of Dallastown Area High School and the son of Lori Strayer of Mount Wolf.

July 6, 2011

ARMY SGT. ROBERT A. FUCHS, an intelligence analyst and member of the 324th Psychological Operation Company at Aurora, Colo., has been mobilized and activated at Joint Base Dix-McGuire in Lakehurst, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is a 2000 graduate of Dallastown Area High School and received a bachelor's degree in 2004 from Clarion University. He is the son of Ralph and Lisa Fuchs of the York area.

June 1, 2011

2ND LT. COURTNEY NICOLE FRANKS of Red Lion was commissioned in the U.S. Army on May 7, after completing the four-year ROTC program at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. Franks also received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. She is a 2007 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School; the daughter of Troy and Sheri Franks of Red Lion; and the granddaughter of Art and Jean Franks of Hilton Head, S.C.

AIR NATIONAL GUARD AIRMAN 1ST CLASS BRYAN C. SIELING recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, earning distinction as an honor graduate. He is a 2007 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and the son of Michele Layton.

April 27, 2011

U.S. ARMY STAFF SGT. AARON ZIEGLER, the son of Debi and

George Ziegler of Felton, will leave in April for Afghanistan with the 25th Infantry Division for a one-year tour. He graduated from Red Lion Area Senior High School in June 1996. He served in Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division from December 2001 to June 2002; served in Iraq with the 1st Infantry Division from 2004 to 2005; and served in Afghanistan with the 7th Army from 2007 to 2008, receiving the Bronze Star.

A1C BRYSTAL N. THOMAS graduated in November from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, and graduated from Security Forces on March 8, and was deployed to Turkey for 15 months on March 23. She is a 2010 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and the daughter of David and Robin Thomas of Red Lion.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN 1ST CLASS ANDREW R. PANGBURN graduated from the F-22 aircraft Integrated Avionics Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. He is the son of George E. Pangburn III of Dallastown and Emma M. Otto of Rocklin, Calif.

Jan. 26, 2011

AIR FORCE AIRMAN BRYSTAL N. THOMAS recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is the daughter of Robin Thomas of Red Lion, and graduated in 2010 from Red Lion Area Senior High School.

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SPEC. ANDREW D. WARD, a human resource specialist and member of the 213th Personnel Company headquartered in Annville, has been mobilized and is in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operation New Dawn in Iraqi Theater of Operations or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Theater of Operations. Ward is a 2007 graduate of Red Lion Christian School.

Jan. 14, 2011

AIR FORCE AIRMAN ELISHA J. BRYANT recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2010 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and the son of Lane Bryant of the Red Lion area.

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PVT. CAMERON B. AYALA recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He a 2009 graduate of Milton Hershey School and the son of Ivy Pabon of Red Lion.

Nov. 24, 2010

CHRISTOPHER J. ONDEK, a senior at Red Lion Area Senior High School, has joined the Marine Corps through the delayed entry program and will attend recruit training in August at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

PVT. DILLON M. SHAFFER of Chanceford Township graduated Oct. 8 from Marine Corps Recruit Training at Parris Island, S.C., and will attend a military occupational school for military police. Shaffer is a former student of Red Lion Area Senior High School.

AIR FORCE MAJ. PATRICK L. FALVEY, a registered nurse normally assigned to the 459th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Andrews Air Force Base, Md., has deployed to Iraq to serve in support of Operation New Dawn, formerly named Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the brother of Eileen Lubold of the York area. Falvey is a 1975 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and received a bachelor's degree in 1988 from the University of North Carolina.

ARMY RESERVE 1ST SGT. MICHAEL P. IRVIN, a telecommunications operations chief assigned to the 392nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion in Baltimore, is returning to the United States after a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Irvin is the son of Paul J. Irvin of Red Lion and Esther A. Koblitz of Windsor. He is a 1995 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and received a bachelor's degree in 2008 from York College.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN MICHAEL P. LEEDS recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Rhonda Leeds of Wrightsville and graduated in 2010 from Eastern York High School.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN JOSEPH J. GIANDALIA recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Victoria and Joseph Giandalia of Wrightsville and graduated in 2008 from Eastern York High School.

ARMY PVT. MATTHEW J. LIVINGSTON recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is a 2009 graduate of Eastern York High School and the son of Larry and Caron Livingston of Wrightsville.

Nov. 3, 2010

WILLIAM KYWA WHITE graduated from officer candidate school at Officer Training Command in Newport, R.I., and was commissioned as an ensign of the U.S. Navy on Sept. 10. He is the son of Bill White and Vera Kywa of the York area. White is a 2006 graduate Red Lion Area Senior High School, and graduated from Penn State University in 2010 with a degree in nuclear engineering. He is assigned to Nuclear Power School in Goose Creek, S.C.

ARMY PFC. DONALD C. WHITE recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Donna Bauer of Delta and the grandson of Thelma Wise of Baltimore. White is a 1998 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and earned an associate degree in 2006 from York Technical Institute.

AIR FORCE RESERVE MAJ. PATRICK L. FALVEY has deployed for six months as a registered nurse to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, assigned as a member of 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing headquartered at Joint Base Balad, north of Baghdad. Falvey regularly serves as a critical-care air transport nurse with the 459th Air Refueling Wing at Andrews Air Force Base, Camp Springs, Md. When not on active duty, Falvey serves as a life flight critical care transport medical officer at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. He is the son of Shirley Shea of Wilmington, N.C., and the father of Daniel Falvey of Lititz and Eileen Lubold of the York area. He is a graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and received a bachelor degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

STEPHEN U. STATES received an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship to attend Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. After graduation, the cadet will be required to serve in the military for eight years, serving either on active duty or in the Army National Guard or Reserve. States is the son of Robert States and Amy Hartman, both of Red Lion.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN ANDREW R. PANGBURN recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of George Pangburn III of Dallastown and Emma Otto of Roseville, Calif. Pangburn is a 2009 graduate of Roseville High School.

PFC CHELSEA K. HOECKE of Dallastown, graduated Oct. 8 from Marine Corps Recruit Training at Parris Island, S.C. Following leave, she will attend a military occupational school of her choice in aviation operations. Hoecke is a former student of Dallastown Area High School.

PFC TAYLOR R. MABRY of Seven Valleys graduated Oct. 8 from Marine Corps Recruit Training at Parris Island, S.C. Following leave, he will attend a military occupational school of his choice in combat support. Mabry is a former student of Dallastown Area High School.

COLT L. EPPLEY, a senior at Dallastown Area High School, has joined the Marine Corps and will attend recruit training in August at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Sept. 8, 2010

AIR FORCE AIRMAN WILLIAM FALLON recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2010 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and the son of William Fallon of the Felton area.

ARMY PVT. JOHN F. MEAD JR. recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C., and Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. He is the husband of Kima Mead, daughter of Christina Kent of the York area. Mead is also the brother of Michelle Martin of Lancaster. He is a 2002 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School.

ARMY ROTC CADET MATTHEW C. ZELLERS is one of 275 cadets who attended the 2010 George C. Marshall Foundation Reserve Officer Training Corps Awards and Leadership Seminar in Lexington, Va. The awards are presented annually to the most outstanding Army senior cadets in military science studies and leadership values in each ROTC battalion at host universities or colleges. Upon meeting academic requirements for graduation and completion of the ROTC program at King's College in Wilkes Barre, Zellers will receive a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the Army. He is a 2006 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and the son of Larry L. Zellers of the Red Lion area and Bonita J. Grady of Philadelphia.

ARMY PFC. JASON B. SALVINO graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is the son of Kelly Salvino of the Windsor area and the husband of Jina Salvino, the daughter of Jim and Lori Clark of the Delta area.

DILLON SHAFFER has joined the Marine Corps and is attending recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., through Oct. 8. He is a graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School and the son of Phillip Shaffer of Brogue, Chanceford Township.

BRADLY SISSON has joined the Marine Corps and is attending recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., through Oct. 15. He is a graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School.

BRADY EMENHEISER, a senior at Red Lion Area Senior High school, has joined the Marine Corps through the Delayed Entry Program and will attend training in June at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.