Announcement has been made of the engagement of Kassandra Rider and Benjamin Maier, both of Alexandria, Va.

A May 3, 2014, wedding in Lancaster is being planned.

Rider is the daughter of Pamela and Scott Rider, of Williamsport. She graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 2005. She received an associate degree in informations system management from Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell, Ala., in 2008, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and financial management from Northeatern University, Boston, Mass., this year. She has served in the Air Force as a staff sergeant since 2005, as a communications system operator onboard special airlift missions aircraft. She is employed by the Air Force, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

Maier is the son of Alesia Kimble and Scott Maier, both of Anderson, Ind. He graduated from Anderson Area High School, Anderson, in 2005. He served in the Air Force as a staff sergeant from 2005 to 2013, as an evaluator airborne radar technician onboard E-3 AWACS.