Mike Cialini
Commander - Air Force

Mike joined the United States Air Force in 1995 and attended basic training at Lackland Air Force Base.  After basic training Mike was sent to Keesler Air Force Base (AFB) in Biloxi, Mississippi for Tech School where he became a Combat Weather Observer.  Mike also spent some time at Hurlburt Field in Florida for basic combat training.  

USAF Weather Personal also provide support to the U.S. Army, so his first duty assignment was to Hunter Army Air Field (AAF) in Savannah, GA.  Mike enjoyed his time there, training with the 3rd Infantry Division from Hunter AAF and nearby Ft. Stewart and was afforded the opportunity to see and do a lot of things most Airmen wouldn't.  After Hunter AAF, Mike was sent overseas to Camp Page in Chun Chon, South Korea then rounded out his enlistment at Beale AFB in Northern California where one of the highlights of his enlistment was providing weather support for the U-2 spy plane.  

Mike's enlistment was up in 2001 and he returned to Fairport, NY where he joined VFW Post 8495.  In 2010 Mike became active in the Post when he joined the Honor Guard.  The Honor Guard provides Military Honors for deceased Veterans at their funerals.  

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