In Uniform

News about members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard in our communities.


Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Raymond B. Lagasse, a 30-year veteran. He is the son of Robert R. and Maryann C. Lagasse of Connecticut. His wife, Pauline C. Lagasse, is the daughter of Craig W. Sweet of Newton and Doris L. Harker of Gill.

On leave from Afghanistan

Army Specialist Matthew Boyle Vickers, son of Nancy Boyle of Wayland and Michael I. ­Vickers of Ashland, and a 2004 graduate of Wayland High School. Vickers is assigned to Alpha Company, 1-508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d All-American Airborne Division.

Assigned to Camp Casey in South Korea

Army Private Robert G. ­Atkinson, son of Gregory and Karen Atkinson of Needham, and a 2009 graduate of Needham High School.

Assigned to Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas


Airman Basic Zachary J. Beard, son of retired Air Force Major Daniel J. Beard of Texas, and Lesli Beard of Florida, and grandson of Gilda and Charles Naranjo of Natick. The airman is training to become an operations intelligence specialist. He is a 1987 graduate of Natick High School, and lives with his wife, Marci, in San Antonio.


From basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.:

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Army Private Michael J. Keefe II, son of Ellen Goodspeed of Worcester and grandson of Barbara Streight of Waltham. He is a 2011 graduate of North High School in Worcester.

Army Specialist Ronald Velez, son of Freddy and Janeth Velez of Waltham, and a 2001 graduate of Waltham High School.

From basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio:

Airman Brent A. Brantley, son of Ieshia Karasik of Chestnut Hill, and a 2010 graduate of Brookline High School.

Airman First Class Song Jun Park, son of Miyoung Park of Maynard, and a 2007 graduate of Maynard High School.


Airman Jessy J. Luz, son of Jose and Filomena Luz of Hudson, and a 2009 graduate of Hudson High School.

Airman Aaron M. Olivares, son of Adilia Olivares of Hudson and Marco Olivares of Marlborough, and a 2005 graduate of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.

Airman Stephen T. Warren, son of Kathryn Wellock of Framingham, and a 2011 graduate of Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School.

Airman Melanie G. Signor, daughter of Joseph Signor of Littleton and sister of Jason Signor of Woburn, and a 2011 graduate of Acton-Boxborough Regional High School.

The Globe welcomes submission of news items about local military personnel. Items may be sent to Alice C. Elwell at acelwell2@juno.com. Material for this column was provided or verified by the Department of Defense.