Local man completes basic training

Advancement PFC Gabriel Trips recently completed Marine Corps basic training at Parris Island, S.C. Trips will be reporting to combat training at Camp Geiger, N.C., according to an announcement by the Marine Corps. After combat training, Trips will begin aviation electronics technician training in Rhode Island. Trips is a 2018 graduate of Rome Free Academy. He is the son of Tony and Nancy... 4:00pm 11/07/18

Goetz receives Army promotion

Advancement Clete Goetz, formerly of Rome, was recently promoted to the rank of colonel in the Army. Colonel Goetz became commander of Task Force Essayons on Sept. 17. As the Commander, he provides oversight of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers support to the Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) for Operation Inherent Resolve, Iraq and Syria. He commands a unit that provides planning, design,... 4:00pm 11/07/18

D’Aiuto awarded degree from B.U.

Advancement Lindsay E. D’Aiuto, of Rome, was among the 1,859 students recently awarded degrees from Boston University. She received her master’s of education degree in curriculum and teaching. 4:00pm 11/01/18

Utica soldier lauded for accomplishment

Advancement Major General Ray Shields, adjutant general of New York, announced the recent service accomplishments of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their initial commitment to serve community, state and nation. The newest Citizen Soldiers to complete Army basic combat training and advanced individual training were welcomed to their units during a New York... 4:00pm 11/01/18

Pair graduate from SUNY Oswego

Advancement OSWEGO — A pair of area students have graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego over the summer 2018 semester, according to a college announcement. They are: • Thomas Harding, of Rome, received a bachelor of science degree in business administration; and • Daniel G. Miller, of Rome, received a bachelor of arts degree in broadcasting and mass communication. 4:00pm 10/29/18