Binet joins in medical care project

Air National Guard Airman Taylor E. Binet is helping provide free medical care to residents of rural Louisiana during exercise Cajun Care, Feb. 25-March 6.

About 120 Navy and Air National Guard medical professionals provided medical, dental and optometry care to area residents of Abbeville, La. More than 2,000 people were expected to receive care, where the military set up in a former nursing home. A Department of Defense-sponsored program called Innovative Readiness Training, Cajun Care is designed to provide U.S. military medical professionals training as well as provide health-care options to a medically underserved community.

The program is in its 20th year, with this year's exercise Cajun Care providing Abbeville area residents a collective health care benefit valued at more than $1 million.

Binet attends Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing.

She is the daughter of Theresa R. Binet, of Little Egg Harbor, and the sister of Tasha R. Binet, of Sewell, and Sara E. Binet, of Arlington, Va. She is a 2011 graduate of Pinelands Regional High School in Tuckerton.

Torres deployed

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Juan Torres recently deployed to the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet Area of Operations, while assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.

The George H.W. Bush is the flagship for the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group and is scheduled to conduct operations in the areas including the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. The deployment is a part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe. Torres and about 6,000 other sailors have spent the past year conducting training and certification exercises for a variety of missions, from counter-piracy and ground support operations to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Torres is the son of Milagros Gonzalez, of Pleasantville, and is a 2004 graduate of Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing.

Winterbottom joins in medical care project

Air National Guard Maj. Jason K. Winterbottom is helping provide free medical care to residents of rural Louisiana during exercise Cajun Care, Feb. 25-March 6.

About 120 Navy and Air National Guard medical professionals provided medical, dental and optometry care to area residents of Abbeville, La. More than 2,000 people were expected to receive care, where the military set up in a former nursing home. A Department of Defense-sponsored program called Innovative Readiness Training, Cajun Care is designed to provide U.S. military medical professionals training as well as provide health-care options to a medically underserved community.

The program is in its 20th year, with this year's exercise Cajun Care providing Abbeville area residents a collective health care benefit valued at more than $1 million.

Winterbottom is chief optometric physician assigned to the 177th Fighter Wing in Egg Harbor Township, and has 22 years of military service.

He is the husband of Desiree D. Winterbottom, of Liberty Township, Ohio, and the son of Carol L. Winterbottom, of Mays Landing. He is a 1992 graduate of Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing and a 2002 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Elkins Park, Pa.

Gonzalez graduates from basic

Air National Guard Airman Eric J. Gonzalez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in 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.

Gonzalez is the son of Richard Gonzalez, of Mays Landing. He is a 2013 graduate of Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing.

Sheats graduates from basic

Air Force Airman Randall J. Sheats graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in 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.

Sheats is a 2012 graduate of the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in Mays Landing, and the son of Darlene Sheats, of Hammonton.

Gunning graduates from basic

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Brandi A. Gunning graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in 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.

Gunning is the daughter of LuAnne and Paul Gunning, of Egg Harbor Township. She is a 1998 graduate of Mainland Regional High School in Linwood.