LATHAM – Two individuals with local ties have been recognized for their contributions to the U.S. military.
Major General Anthony P. German announces the recent reenlistment of members of the State National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.
Staff Sergeant William Jirak, of Ballston Spa, reenlisted to continue service with the Joint Force Headquarters.
“New Yorkers count on our Citizen Soldiers to be ready and be there when disaster strikes,” German said in a statement. “And our nation counts on our Soldiers when duty calls for overseas service. I congratulate our members for choosing to stay in service and striking that balance between military duties, education or employment commitments and family obligations.”
“Every one of the men and women serving in our 16,000 strong Army and Air National Guard plays an important role and these Soldiers who continue to reenlist provide experience and continuity for whatever challenges lay ahead for our New York National Guard family.”
The New York National Guard (New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs) is the state’s executive agency responsible to the Governor for managing New York’s Military Forces, which consists of nearly 20,000 members of the New York Army National Guard, the New York Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard.
Plummer Graduates from Basic Training
U.S. Air Force Airman Jacqueline J. Plummer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
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.
Plummer, a 2016 graduate of Elmira High School, is the daughter of Raymond D. Plummer of Elmira, and Joan L. Fisher, of Ballston Spa, and sister of Jessica A. Plummer of Elmira.