Military Salute
by MDJ staff
May 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 1449 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Air Force Airman 1st Class Hannah B. Calkin, daughter of Valerie Calkin of Marietta, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. She is a 2012 graduate of Discovery Canyon High School in Colorado Springs, Colo.


Army Reserve Pfc. Patrick Gangi, son of Jacque Gangi of Louis Gangi of Marietta, graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus. He is a 1997 graduate of Lassiter High School in Marietta and earned an associate degree from Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta.


Monica Riggs, daughter of Scott and Michele Riggs of Acworth, received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Riggs currently attends the Prep School at the United States Air Force Academy. She is a 2013 graduate of Harrison High School in Kennesaw where she was a drum major in the marching band and played saxophone in the wind ensemble.

Her Air Force Academy appointment is equivalent to being offered a full four-year scholarship to a top tier university. The value of this appointment, based on the cost per graduate, is estimated to be $403,000. When she graduates, Riggs will receive a bachelor of science degree and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force.

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