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Juan Hernandez Vazquez from Dunkirk and assigned to the Company D (Forward Support Company Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), 427th Brigade Support Battalion received a promotion to the rank of Specialist. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard…

…Dr. Erin (Kolodziej) Luna, a physician and Family Medicine Residency Program faculty member with Peak Vista Community Health Centers in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was named “Provider of the Month” for August 2017. This award was given in recognition of her outstanding performance and commitment to excellence. Dr. Luna is a 1996 graduate of Dunkirk High School, Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Nova Southeastern University Medical School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Residency Program in Dallas, Texas. She resides in Colorado Springs with her husband and three children. Her parents are Ed and Kathy Kolodziej of Fredonia…

… Kyle Mackey of Derby is a member of the Air Force Academy men’s ice hockey team. The Falcons are ranked 17th in the nation in the preseason USCHO.com poll are picked to win the Atlantic Hockey Conference in the coaches poll. The Falcons are coming off of one of the best seasons in school history. Last season, Air Force won 27 games, the second most in school history, won the Atlantic Hockey Conference and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, for just the second time in school history. Air Force opens the 2017-18 season with an exhibition game against the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada), on Monday, Oct. 2, at the Cadet Ice Arena. The regular-season opens on Oct. 6-7 with a two-game series at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Mackey, a 6 foot 1 senior, is a defenseman. His previous team was the Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)…

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