The annual Armed Forces recognition luncheon, sponsored by the 910th Air Force Reserve Airlift Wing's Base Community Council, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at ITAM Post 3, 115 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Outstanding veterans and reservists will be recognized and the main speaker will be Air Force Major Gen. John H. Smith, adjutant general for the Ohio National Guard. Tickets for the event are $11 and should be reserved by Tuesday by calling the 910th public affairs office at (330) 609-1236.
Annual Memorial Day graves decoration will be Saturday. Veterans should check their posts for information.
Families of deceased veterans are reminded that grave flag holders should be in place by Tuesday, and that they are responsible for complying with cemetery rules on the placing and-or removing of flag holders.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Butler, 325 New Castle Road, will provide free health evaluations to veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Veterans applying for doctor's appointments must have a copy of their discharge papers.
At air station
Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Gary W. Kittle was promoted to his present rank will assigned as a squadron operations chief with the 910th Civil Engineer Squadron, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Vienna. He is a son of Ray and Anna W. Kittle Jr., 221 Stewart St., N.W., Champion, and a 1966 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.
Done with basic
Several area residents graduated from military basic training. They include:
U Ft. Benning, Ga. -- Army Pvt. Matthew M. Cooney (Grove City High School '99), son of Michael and Beth Cooney, 142 Harvard St., Grove City; Army National Guard Pvt. Andrew W. Peck (Grove City High School '00), son of Robert and Marsha Peck, 16 Tieline Road, Grove City; Pvt. Jimmy D. Walters (Sharon High School '99), son of Janet Lary, 1203 Sharpsville Ave., Sharon; Pvt. Christopher E. Adkins (East Liverpool High School '00), a son of Dennis and Lisa Adkins, 2383 Sherwood Ave., East Liverpool.
U Lackland Air Force Base, Texas -- Airman Matthew A. Ripley, son of Faye Johnson, 3958 N. Pricetown Road, Newton Falls; Airman Gina M. Ronyak (Niles McKinley High School '96), daughter of Anthony Clark, 3280 Lafayette St., Warren; Airman Daniel Rios (Youngstown Chaney High School '99), son of Daniel Rios Sr., 52 Wesley Ave., Youngstown, and Joy Rios, 54 Crescent St., Struthers; Airman James A. Multari Jr. (Canfield High School '98), son of James and Deborah Multari, 6910 Lockwood Blvd., Boardman; Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Brian C. Nosich (Chugiak High School, Eagle River, Alaska '99), son of Richard Nosich, 19810 Second St., Eagle River, Alaska, and Jackie Nosich, 500 D Drive, Warren; Airman Robert M. Sabo II (Sharpsville High School '00), son of Regina M. and Robert A. Sabo, 898 Mayfield Road, Sharpsville.
Army 2nd Lt. Christopher J. Masson (Mercer High School, '92) graduated from the transportation officer basic course. He is a son of Daniel and Sandra Masson, Schiestle Road, Mercer, and a 2000 graduate of Gannon University, Erie.
AIR RESERVE STATION
Air Force Reserve Maj. Patricia A. Brunner is assigned as a senior nurse with the 910th Medical Squadron, Youngstown Air Force Reserve Station, Vienna.
She is a daughter of Charles E. Brunner, 408 Asbury Lane, Niles, and a 1972 graduate of Youngstown Cardinal Mooney High School and a 1985 graduate of Youngstown State University.
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