The United States Air Force Veteran Jack Pullano was born in Amherst, New York, and he was raised in Hopkinton, New York. Three weeks after graduating high school in 2017, Jack enlisted in the United States Air Force serving on active duty for four years. After completing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and Fuels tech school in Wichita Falls, Texas, Jack received orders to Kadena, Air Base, located in Okinawa Japan. While stationed at Kadena, he was a Fuels Journeyman with the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron and a member of the only Pacific Air Force’s Special Operations Forward Area Refueling Point Team under the 353rd Special Operations Group.
In 2020, Jack deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan as a Forward Area Refueling Point operator with the 9th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron. While deployed to Bagram, he received the Air Force Achievement Medal with a “C” device for actions in support of combat operations during Operation FREEDOM SENTINEL. Jack’s proudest moment of his Air Force career was receiving the Air Force Coin after graduating from basic training with his parents watching.
Jack separated from the Air Force in 2021, moved to Syracuse, and began his academic journey at Syracuse University. Today, Jack is a sophomore at Syracuse University’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics where he is studying to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Exercise Science (Pre-PT), and he serves as the Public Affairs Officer for the university’s Student Veteran Organization.