Airman 1st Class Christopher M. Betters has graduated from the Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice (jet engine) Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. He is the son of Mark and Elke Better of Stillwater, a 2005 graduate of Stillwater High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Army Cadet Brennan P. Thierry has received the George C. Marshall Award during an awards ceremony at the Marshall Center, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior Army ROTC cadets in military science studies and leadership values in each battalion at host universities or colleges. A student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, Thierry is the son of Robert Thierry of Moriah Center and Laura Thierry of Watervliet. He graduated in 2009 from Moriah Central School, Port Henry.
Army National Guard Pfc. Jesse A. Montanye has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Peter and Carol Montanye of Chestertown and a 2010 graduate of Newcomb Central High School.
Three area residents have graduated from Air National Guard training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas: Airman 1st Class Katelyn E. D’Antonio, Airman 1st Class Mallory A. Sudduth and Airman Nathan F. Thibodeau. D’Antonio is the daughter of Geraldine D’Antonio of Cadyville and received an associate’s degree from Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, in 2011. Sudduth, the daughter of Nicole Sudduth of Westport and granddaughter of Ann Sudduth of Watertown, graduated in 2012 from Westport Central School. Thibodeau is the son of John and Pam Thibodeau of Mooers and a graduate of Northeastern Clinton Central School, Champlain.