The following Syracuse natives were recently promoted in the New York Army National Guard:
Kenneth Kelley, serving with the Company B (Military Intelligence), 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, promoted to the rank of Specialist.
Stephen Walrath, serving with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Jon Bidwell, serving with the Company C, (Medical) 427th Brigade Support Battalion, promoted to the rank of Specialist.
Marcus Gaten, serving with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Army Pfc. Kathryn E. Gibbs has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
She is the granddaughter of Donald Gibbs of Leopold Boulevard., Syracuse, and a 2010 graduate of C.W. Baker High School, Baldwinsville.
Army Reserve Pvt. Kevin C. Sexton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
He is the son of Lois and John Sexton of Bellevue Avenue, Syracuse, and a 2010 graduate of Corcoran High School.
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