The SW24 | Brooklyn Nets Heroes Program is designed to honor returning armed forces veterans and first responders who have worked to protect our freedoms and the lives of all New York City-area people. As part of SW24 Security's Presenting Sponsorship of the Brooklyn Nets and their SW24 Citywide Safety Initiative, SW24 Security and the Nets will honor a Hero at each of the Nets 3 pre-season games and 41 home games.

Eddie Major

Monday April 9, 2018

Major Eddie Major of the New York, NY has served in the United States Army since 2003.

During this time, Major Major has served numerous tours overseas, including leading soldiers in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan during Operation’s Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom. He is currently stationed at West Point, overseeing construction with the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Justin Constantine

Sunday April 1, 2018

Lieutenant Colonel Justin Constantine of New York, NY served in the United States Marine Corps from 1997-2013.

During this time, Lieutenant Colonel Constantine served as a Civil Affairs Officer attached to an infantry battalion and was deployed overseas to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Eddy Suriel

Sunday March 25, 2018

Master Sergeant Eddy Suriel of New York, NY served in the United States Army from 1995 – 2016.

During this time, Master Sergeant Suriel has had multiple overseas deployments including Iraq, Afghanistan, South America and South Korea where he executed day-to-day operations for his Company’s missions.

Tennesha Wood

Monday March 19, 2018

Sergeant Tennesha Wood of Minneapolis, MN has served in the United States Army from 2001-2011.

During this time, Sergeant Wood served 22 months overseas, including 16 months in Iraq.

Paul Walker

Saturday March 17, 2018

Major Paul Walker from Highland Falls, NY has served in the United States Army from 2003-2014.

During this time, Major Walker was deployed to lead Soldiers in combat in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom as a Route Clearance Platoon Leader. He is currently serving in the Army Reserves as the Commander of the 1st of the 80th Training detachment.

Justin Anton

Sunday March 11, 2018

Corporal Justin Anton of Queens, NY served in the United States Marine Corps from 2008-2012.

During this time, Corporal Anton served two overseas tours in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he served as a Squadron Leader.

For his service, Corporal Anton has received numerous awards and commendations including: The Navy Achievement Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation.

James Barbosa

Wednesday February 14, 2018

Specialist James Barbosa of Elizabeth, NJ served in the United States Army from 2009-2014. During this time, Specialist Barbosa served overseas in Afghanistan as an infantryman and team leader.

For his service, Specialist Barbosa received numerous awards and commendations including: The Combat Infantry Badge, The Army Commendation Medal and The Army Achievement Medal.

William Young

Monday February 12, 2018

Staff Sergeant William Young of Brooklyn, NY served in the United States army from 1969-1979.

During this time, Staff Sergeant Young served as a sniper during two tours in Vietnam.

For his service, Staff Sergeant Young received numerous awards and commendations including: The Vietnam Veteran medal, Combat Infantry Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Sade Thomas

Saturday February 10, 2018

Corporal Sade Thomas of Brooklyn, NY served in the United States Marine Corps from 2006-2010.

During this time, Corporal Thomas served stateside as an Administrative Clerk and Battalion Narrator.

For her service, Corporal Thomas received numerous awards and commendations including: The Global War on Terrorism medal, National Defense medal and Good Conduct medal.

Danny Centeno

Tuesday February 6, 2018

Sergeant First Class Danny Centeno of the Bronx, NY has served in the United States Army since 2004.

During this time, Sergeant Centeno has served in various locations overseas including Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany, where he served as automated logistic supply specialist. Sergeant Centeno currently serves as a recruiter for the US Army.

Luis Matos III

Sunday February 4, 2018

Sergeant Luis Matos III from Staten Island, NY served in the United States Army from 2000-2009.

During this time, Sergeant Matos served as a heavy vehicle operator as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a 9/11 first responder.

Mary Cavanagh

Friday February 2, 2018

Senior Chief Petty Officer Mary Cavanagh of Garnerville, NY served in the United States Navy for 24 years, from 1977-2000.

During this time, Senior Chief Petty Officer Cavanagh served as a Cryptologist and Morse Code Operator, as well as a military instructor.

Jake Mazza

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Staff Sergeant Airman Jake Mazza of Greenwich, CT has served in the United States Air Force since 2011.

During this time, Staff Sergeant Mazza has been deployed overseas to both Libya and Iraq as part of Operations Odyssey Dawn and Inherent Resolve.

For his service, Staff Sergeant Mazza has received the Air Force Achievement Medal.

Marcos Plaza

Friday January 19, 2018

Gunnery Sergeant Marcos Plaza of Queens, NY served in the United States Marine Corps from 1988-2008.

During this time, Gunnery Sergeant Plaza served as a translator and helicopter combat gunner while overseas in locations such as Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South America and Africa.

Kenneth Hernandez

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Senior Airman Kenneth Hernandez of Brooklyn, NY served in the United States Air Force from 2002 to 2008. During this time, Senior Airman Hernandez served overseas in Peru, Nicaragua and the Middle East, performing civil engineering duties including building schools, hospitals and roads.

For his service, Senior Airman Hernandez received numerous awards and commendations including the Good Conduct Medal.

Seth Caridi

Monday January 15, 2018

Sergeant Seth Caridi of Chester, NY served in the United States Marine Corps from 2006-2010. During this time, Sergeant Caridi served overseas in Afghanistan, Iraq and Cuba as a Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant.

For his service, Sergeant Caridi has received numerous awards and commendations including: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat “V” Device, the Combat Action Ribbon and the Iraqi Campaign Medal.

Manny Mendez

Monday January 8, 2018

Specialist Manny Mendez served in the United States Navy from 2003-2007.

During this time, Specialist Mendez was deployed overseas to various locations including Africa and Europe, as part of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, where he managed ship communications systems for the Navy.

Dan Quinn

Saturday January 6, 2018

Captain Dan Quinn of Bay Shore, NY served in the United States Army from 2003-2012.

During this time, Captain Quinn served three tours overseas including one in Afghanistan and two as a Special Forces Detachment Commander.

For his service, Captain Quinn has received numerous awards and commendations including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and two Bronze Stars.

Noe Tapia

Wednesday January 3, 2018

Staff Sergeant Noe Tapia of Chicago, IL served in the United States Army from 2009-2017.

During this time, Staff Sergeant Tapia served overseas in Afghanistan as part of Operation New Dawn in 2011. Additionally, Staff Sergeant Tapia was a member of the 82nd Airbone , and is currently a US Army Recruiter based out of the Bronx, NY.

Lawton Corbett

Monday January 1, 2018

Sgt Corbett served in the United States Army from 1942–1945. While in the army, Sgt. Corbett was deployed to France, Italy, North Africa and Japan.

During his time of service the United States Army was segregated, Sgt. Corbett and his soldiers were responsible for guarding the supplies, food and the ammunition as well as loading the trucks as they returned from the front lines. For his service Sgt. Corbett received numerous awards, commendations and medals.

Eugene Iannicelli

Friday December 22, 2017

Private First Class Eugene Iannicelli from Brooklyn, NY served in the United States Army from 1943-1946.

During this time, Private First Class Iannicelli served overseas in Europe during World War II as a logistical supplies specialist.

Khadijah Johnson

Wednesday December 20, 2017

Specialist Khadijah Johnson of Staten Island, NY served in the United States Army from 2012-2016.

During this time, Specialist Johnson served overseas in Iraq, Kuwait and Korea as a Geospatial Engineer providing geographic intelligence to military commands.

Robin Smith

Sunday December 17, 2017

Tech Sergeant Robin Smith of Brooklyn, New York has been serving in the United States Air Force since 2000.

During this time, Tech Sergeant Smith served as training manager in the Continental US.

For her service, Tech Sergeant Smith has received numerous awards and commendations including the Outstanding Unit Award and Liberty Medal.

David Jensen

Thursday December 14, 2017

Staff Sergeant David Jensen of New York, New York has served in the United States Army since 2009.

During this time, Staff Sergeant Jensen served overseas as a combat infantryman in both South Korea and Germany, as well as 13 months of combat in Afghanistan.

Sergio Del Angel

Tuesday December 12, 2017

Sergeant Sergio Del Angel of the Bronx, New York served in the United States Marine Corps from 2009-2017.

During this time, Sergeant Del Angel served as an Electrician and Warehouse Clerk both stateside in Camp Lejuene, as well as oversesas in Camp Hansen in Okinawa Japan.

Henry Zapata

Saturday December 2, 2017

Staff Sergeant Henry Zapata of Brooklyn, New York has served in the United States Marine Corps since 2004.

During this time, Staff Sergeant Zapata has been deployed overseas as a weapons and logistics specialist in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Rob Maar

Friday November 24, 2017

Operations Specialist Petty Officer Rob Maar of the Bronx, New York served in the United States Navy from 1986-2001.

During this time, Petty Officer Second Class Maar served as an Anti-Submarine Air Controller and Supervisor in the Combat Information Center onboard the Guided Missile Frigate USS Simpson.

Tam Vincent

Sunday November 19, 2017

Major Tam Vincent of New York, NY served in the United States Army from March 2001-April 2015, where he held positions as both a Signal Officer and Information Management Officer.

Major Vincent served overseas five times over his military career, including three times in Afghanistan, once in Iraq and once in Kuwait.

Matthew Rivera

Friday November 17, 2017

Petty Officer Second Class Matthew Rivera from Brooklyn, NY has served in the United States Navy from 2008-2015.

During this time, Petty Officer Rivera served overseas in Japan, El Slavador and Bahrain, having been stationed on the USS Harry s Truman, USS Nimitz and USS George W. Bush.

Jason Rivera

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Sergeant Jason Rivera of Brooklyn, N.Y. served in the United States Army from 1997 - 2004.

During this time, Sergeant Rivera served overseas in Korea and Kosovo and also provided basic training weapons instruction.

Donna Zephrine

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Specialist Donna Zephrine of Bay Shore, New York, served actively in the United States Army for ten years, from 1996 through 2006.

During this time, Specialist Zephrine served overseas in Iraq, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Specialist Zephrine is a recent graduate of the Columbia School of Social Work with future goals and aspirations of becoming a social worker.

Anthony Franchino

Sunday October 29, 2017

Petty Officer Second Class Anthony Franchino of Dix Hills, New York, served actively in the United States Navy for ten years, from 1990 through 2000.

During this time, Petty Officer Franchino served as an aviation supply technician. During Operation Desert Storm & Shield, he was deployed to Kuwait to supply the Marines in combat.

Tyshawn Jenkins

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Staff Sergeant Tyshawn Jenkins of Asbury Park, New Jersey, has served actively in the United States Air Force since 2010.

Staff Sergeant Jenkins performs and manages intelligence activities and functions including developing, evaluating, and providing intelligence information.

Lobsang Salaka

Sunday October 22, 2017

Staff Sergeant Lobsang Salaka of Jackson Heights, New York, served actively in the United States Army for nine years, completing three combat tours since his entry in 2008.

During this time, Staff Sergeant Salaka held leadership positions as a Non-Commissioned Officer In-Charge of the ISAF Humanitarian Relief Project, the 10th Mountain Division General Supply Branch, and the Retrograde Operation.

Angel Cruz Jr.

Friday October 20, 2017

Sergeant Angel Cruz Jr. of Brooklyn, New York, served actively in the United States Marine Corp. for ten years, from 2001 through 2011.

During this time, Sergeant Cruz Jr. served overseas in Iraq, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In this role, Sergeant Cruz Jr., supervised fellow marines while maintaining and providing top secret communication from one military location to another via satellite networks.