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U.S. Air Force Airman Mackenzie L. Van Zile graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Van Zile is the daughter of Carl Van Zile of Forestville and Vicki Zembryski of Fredonia, step-daughter of Mark Zembryski of Fredonia and Genevieve Van Zile of Forestville, and granddaughter of Diane Corter of Fredonia. She is also the sister of Cassie Van Zile and Kailee Van Zile.

The airman graduated in 2016 from Forestville Central High School.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

… Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Jacob Bacho from Silver Creek and assigned to the Company A, 642nd Support Battalion received a promotion to the rank of Specialist. Kyle Heitzenrater from Gowanda and assigned to the Company A, 642nd Support Battalion received a promotion to the rank of Specialist. Richard Near from Westfield and assigned to the Company A, 642nd Support Battalion received a promotion to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.

…Brent Bogardus, son of Larry and Cathy Bogardus of Gowanda, received an associate’s degree in applied science with a major in diesel technology in February from Ohio Technical School. He will be continuing his education in April with a specialty in diesel power generations, also at Ohio Tech…

…Anna Austin and Matthew Civilette, both of Fredonia, were named to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at Le Moyne College…

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