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Soroco High School graduate Maj. Terry G. Seaman retired during ceremonies April 29 at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Seaman had a 20-year engineering career with the Air Force. He graduated as class valedictorian from Soroco High School in 1981 and graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1985.

He is the son of Bob and Dee Rogers of Yampa and the late Vernon L. Seaman.

Seaman was the "command military family construction program manager" at Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs at the time of his retirement. He was responsible for the design and construction of $530 million in military family housing projects for Air Force Space Command.

Promoted to captain, Seaman was selected to attend the Air Force Institute of Technology, where he earned a masters of science degree in engineering management.

Seaman's first assignment upon graduating from the academy was the 90th Civil Engineering Squadron at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo. He first served as a missile engineer, and later as the chief of readiness. During his time at F.E. Warren AFB, lieutenant Seaman was deployed to Honduras in support of Joint Task Force Bravo.

His long career saw him oversee projects with hundreds of millions of dollars in value. Seaman undertook civil engineering projects in Korea and coordinated Space Command's participation in a U.S.-Russian environmental management course. He also tackled the challenge of overseeing civil engineering systems for a remote base in Alaska.

His major awards included the Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster and the Air Force Commendation Medal, among others.

Seaman is married to the former Virginia "Ginny" Phipps of Colorado Springs and has two children, Ryan and Renee.

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