Katie Piston is the spouse of Navy Veteran Daniel Piston, but her connections to the military began long before she met her husband. She grew up outside of Chicago, IL and is the proud granddaughter of a WWII Veteran. While earning her bachelors in biomedical engineering at Purdue University she worked on designs of smart military helmets. After graduating from Purdue, Piston moved to Syracuse NY where she worked for 6 years in the medical device industry. Continue Reading
Syracuse University Air Force ROTC Cadet Daniel Pesci is the Squadron Commander in the 535th Cadet Wing at Syracuse University. He was first introduced to the possibility of commissioning in the Armed Forces in 4th grade on a family vacation to Colorado, where he visited the United States Air Force Academy.
United States Army veteran Dr. Alejandro Garcia enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1962 and conducted basic training at Fort Ord, California. He attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, where he became an administrative specialist.
Maria Delgado has served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 10 years. She is currently a post-graduate student in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and also a cadet with the Stalwart Battalion in the Army ROTC program. Hear about her story and experience in the interview above.
Jillian Johansen enlisted in the United States Navy on August 24, 2003 from Kansas City, Missouri. She served in the Navy for ten (10) years as a Yeoman First Class Petty Officer, Aviation Warfare Specialist until her discharge on March 1st, 2013. Continue Reading
Mass Communications 1st Class Kathryn E. Holm enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and she graduated from basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois in April 2009. After completing basic training, Kathryn reported to the Defense Information School, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, where she became a Mass Communications Specialist and learned “how to tell the Navy’s story.”
United States Army Specialist Myles Shoemaker was honored as the Hometown Hero during Saturday’s Syracuse Football game vs. Florida State.
Syracuse University student veteran Robin Evans was honored as “Hometown Hero” during Saturday’s SU Football vs. Wagner game.
Last Wednesday (Aug. 22), Syracuse University welcomed new student veterans to campus at the annual New Student Veteran Welcome Orientation and Resource Fair. The event provides student veterans, military-connected students and their families the opportunity to connect with other students, learn about campus resources, and meet the dedicated veteran and military-connected support staff.