Neighbors in Uniform: Aug. 23

August 23, 2013 

Cuomo

Midshipman Michael Cuomo graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy May 24. He received a bachelor of science in naval architecture with merit and was commissioned as an ensign. Michael was selected for nuclear power training and is stationed in Norfolk, Va., aboard the USS Iwo Jima. He is the son of Michael D. Cuomo and Lisa Naccarato Cuomo of Bradenton.

Henderson

Air Force Airman Nicholas A. Henderson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio -- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Henderson is the son of Kimberly and Steven Henderson of Bradenton. He is a 2011 graduate of Braden River High School.

Williams

Air Force Reserve Airman Brianna S. Williams graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio -- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Williams is the daughter of Elaine and Kelly Bellamy of Bradenton.

She is a 2010 graduate of Bayshore High School.

Gillies

Army Pvt. Joshua A. Gillies has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Gillies is the son of Keith Gillies of Bradenton.

Sprague

Army Pfc. Steven J. Sprague has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Sprague is the son of Eileen and Steven Sprague of Stuart Street, Lynbrook, N.Y.

He is a 2010 graduate of Lakewood Ranch High School. He earned an associate degree in 2011 from State College of Florida.

Bente

Nicholaus J. Bente has been promoted to the rank of captain and upgraded to aircraft commander in the U.S. Air Force.

Bente is a C17 pilot assigned to the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The new captain has served in the military for four years.

He is the son of Paul and Sherlie Bente of Lakewood Ranch.

Bente graduated in 2005 from Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, N.Y., and received a bachelor of science in 2009 from the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

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