n Brian Porter, son of Albert and Marie Porter of Leelanau Township, and a 1986 graduate of Northport High School, recently was promoted to the rank of Colonel by the Air Force NORAD Command at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Col. Porter is responsible for the budgets of the Air National Guard units nationwide. He lives with his wife Sandy and two sons in Lynn Haven, Fla.
n Air Force Airman Parker Runge-Schmuckal graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Runge-Schmuckal is the son of Paul Schmuckal and Shannon Runge-Miller, both of Traverse City. He is a 2014 graduate of Traverse City West Senior High School.