News about members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard in our communities.
Assigned for duty
At Camp Casey, Dongducheon, South Korea:
Army Private Brieyana Gingras (above) of Westford. She is the daughter of Brian Gingras, a retired Marine lance corporal from Methuen, and Diane Clifford of Medford. Private Gingras is the first female missile rocket launcher stationed in South Korea.
From basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
Marine Private Katherine Mary Young, daughter of Barry and Debra Young of Groveland and a 2012 graduate of Pentucket Regional High School. Young earned the distinction of sharpshooter during basic training. She has been assigned to Camp Lejeune, N.C., where she will train in the School of Infantry.
From basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio
Airman Michael J. Shannon, son of Stephen Shannon of North Andover, and a 2009 graduate of North Andover High School.
Airman Derek H. Colpitts, son of Dianne Colpitts of Peabody.
Airman Athena D. Strong, (below) daughter of Patricia Strong of Revere, and niece of Thomas Perrota of East Boston. She is a 2008 graduate of Revere High School.
Airman Sean P. Hodgdon (above), son of Michelle Diorio of Tewksbury and Sean Hodgdon of Dracut. He is a 2012 graduate of Tewksbury Memorial High School.
Airman 1st Class Joseph B. Behm (above), son of Monique and Troy Zillich of Haverhill, and a 2010 graduate of Haverhill High School.
Airman Alexander A. Figueroa, (above) with honors. He is the son of Shirley Figueroa of California and Felix Figueroa of Lowell. The airman is a 2011 graduate of Loara High School, Anaheim, Calif.