In the Service

Air Force Airman Tyree Mabson, the nephew of Duane Mott of Freehold, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed a program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Mabson is a 2008 graduate of Freehold High School, Freehold Borough.

Army Pvt. Vincent F. Raspa, son of John and Gail Raspa of Freehold, has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. Raspa is a 2006 graduate of Colts Neck High School.

Andrew M. Mason, a student at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college. The cadet is the son of Brian J. and Lisa A. Mason of Freehold, and a 2006 graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank.

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Peter M. Ruegger, the son of Charles and Patricia Ruegger of Freehold, has re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after 14 years of military service. Ruegger, an aircraft electrical and environmental systems shop section chief, is assigned to the 436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. He is a 1992 graduate of Freehold Township High School.