Boatswain's Mate Third Class Aaron Makowiecki recently received the Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year for Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh 2013. He was also presented with a letter of commendation.
He is a 2001 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School, Altoona, and a 2005 graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.
He has been serving as a Coast Guard Reservist for over six years with the Coast Guard MSU Pittsburgh. During his time serving, he was activated to Boston for Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Makowiecki lives in Duncansville with his wife, Jennifer and sons, Caleb and Eli. He is the son of Tom and Ann Makowiecki of Hollidaysburg.
He currently works at a family-owned business, MailPro Inc. in Duncansville.
KAYLA M. BROOKS
Air Force Airman Kayla M. Brooks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.
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.
Brooks is the daughter of Mark and Bobbi Brooks of Clearfield.
She is a 2013 graduate of Clearfield Area High School.
Articles and photos about recent achievements for local service men and women can be submitted to Service Notes, P.O.?Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603, through the Mirror's Virtual Newsroom at www.altoonamirror.com or by contacting the local recruiter. For information, call 946-7459.