2 Gabreski Cadets Receive Honors at the New York Wing Encampment
Cadet Major Jim Ridley, Public Affairs OIC

SCOTIA, NY – July 28, 2007.  Over 130 cadets completed a week long encampment which included classes, drill, physical training, model rocketry and a ride on either a Cessna 182 or one of the ANG C-130 aircraft.  Today they all marched into the base’s main hanger, site of the graduation ceremonies, in front of their parents, friends and senior instructors.  The cadets were led into graduation by the encampment cadet commander, Cadet Lt Col Charlsie Brooks and the cadet command staff officers.

The master of ceremonies at the graduation was Captain Scott Gardner.  After remarks by the Encampment Commander, Major Randy Anger and the Cadet Commander Brooks, cadets and parents were treated to a speech by a special guest, Major General Robert A. Knauff, USAF, Chief of Staff of the New York Air National Guard.  Gen Knauff also assisted the New York Wing Commander, Col Ken Andreu, in presenting Special Awards to the encampment’s finest participants.
Following the award ceremony, the cadets passed in review of the spectators and assembled in formation on the base runway.  They reported in, presented the colors and then marched out of the area.  After graduation the cadets gathered with their family and friends at the base mess hall where they out-processed and took a few final pictures before leaving for home, most vowing to return in 2008.

Individuals receiving awards were:

Honor Executive Staff Officer   C/2dLt David Teubl, Flight Operations Officer.
Honor Executive Staff NCO C/CMSgt Sadie Popham, Medical NCO
Honor Command Staff Officer C/Maj Adam Henery, Training Officer
Honor Command Staff NCO C/CMSgt Rachel Campbell, Foxtrot Flight Sergeant

Honor Cadet - Alpha Flight C/A1C Kevin Tse
Honor Cadet - Bravo Flight C/SSgt Corey Paden
Honor Cadet - Charlie Flight C/CMSgt Raymond Bott
Honor Cadet - Delta Flight          C/SSgt Michael Albert
Honor Cadet - Echo Flight C/CMSgt Andrew Dexheimer
Honor Cadet - Foxtrot Flight C/CMSgt Joshua Medina
Honor Cadet - Golf Flight C/Amn Caela Havens
Honor Cadet - Hotel Flight C/TSgt Zeki Ozyilmaz

Encampment Honor Cadet C/SrA Beth Nearing
Most Improved Cadet C/Amn Nicholas Miraglia

Warrior Flight Bravo Flight
Warrior Flight Commander C/2dLt Hannah Hatch, Bravo Flight Commander
Warrior Flight Sergeant C/CMSgt Kevin Lambert, Bravo Flight Sergeant
Warrior Flight TAC Officer Capt Lucy Stamatinos, Bravo Flight TAC Officer

Honor Flight Echo Flight
Honor Flight Commander C/2dLt Caleb McCarthy, Echo Flight Commander
Honor Flight Sergeant C/SSgt Seth O'Garro, Echo Flight Sergeant
Honor Flight TAC Officer 2d Lt Rachel Emes, Echo Flight TAC Officer