MILITARY NAMES IN THE NEWS
Jonathan P. Zambrano
Air Force Airman Jonathan P. Zambrano graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week 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.
Zambrano is the son of Tammy Stanley of Traverse City, Mich., and nephew of Cindy Dunham of Fallon.
He is a 2012 graduate of Churchill County High School.
Ken Santor was recognized as the March Nevada Veteran of the Month during the rcent Veterans Legislative Symposium in Reno and was presented the award by Veterans Services Commission Chairman Bill Bauman.
“Ken was a leader during his entire military career,” said Bauman, “and he’s continued to be a leader as a veteran by continuing to serve locally and nationally through a variety of organizations and efforts to help other veterans.”
Santor has a long history of veteran service dating back to 1988 when he joined the Marine Corps League in Carson City. Since that time Santor has served in many roles with various organizations including Department of Nevada Commandants, Battle Born Detachment in Reno, and has traveled to assist other organizations in starting chapters in and outside of the United States.
He has walked the halls of Congress to advocate for increased services for active troops and their families and was involved in efforts to get the U.S. Postal Service to issue the Purple Heart Stamp as a “Forever Stamp.”
“Mr. Santor has been and continues to be involved in many areas which assist veterans, “said Kat Miller, NDVS director. “His service is not only a benefit to our state, but he is representative of Nevada’s strong veteran community. With the help of veteran advocates such as Mr. Santor, we will achieve Governor Brian Sandoval’s goal of making Nevada the friendliest veteran state in the country.”