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Southern Arizonans graduate from U.S. Air Force boot camp in January

Updated: Jan. 24, 2019 at 9:56 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Tucsonan recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas; completing 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sara Wallenmeyer is a 2015 graduate of Mountain View High School, Tucson. She earned an associate degree in 2018 from Pima Community College.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sara Wallenmeyer (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sara Wallenmeyer (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Airman Anthony D. Efaw is the son of Lisa and Conrad Efaw of Tucson. He is a 2013 graduate of Cienega High School, Vail.

U.S. Air Force Airman Anthony D. Efaw (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Airman Anthony D. Efaw (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Airman Sofia Victoria Gomez is the daughter of Marcela L. and Dennis D. Slagle of Tucson. She is a 2018 graduate of Ironwood Ridge High School, Tucson.

U.S. Air Force Airman Sofia Victoria Gomez (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Airman Sofia Victoria Gomez (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mimi K. Deyo is the daughter of Phuong T. and Randall P. Irby and sister of Randall P. Irby Jr. and Catherine M. Irby of Tucson. She is a 2013 graduate of Flowing Wells High School, Tucson. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in 2018 from the University of Arizona.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mimi K. Deyo (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mimi K. Deyo (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Audra R. Poarch is the daughter of Autumn S. Henson of Tucson, and Weston E. Hacker of Ruidoso, NM, step-daughter of Melinda H. Hacker of Ruidoso, NM and Brad D. Henson of Tucson, sister of Richard G. Hacker of Tucson, and granddaughter of Richard Lessentine of Alamogordo, NM. She is a 2015 graduate of Empire High School, Tucson.

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Audra R. Poarch (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Audra R. Poarch (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Christopher Santana Ramos is the son of Fausto and Noime Santana of Tucson. He is a 2015 graduate of Sunnyside High School.

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Christopher Santana Ramos (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Christopher Santana Ramos (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Airman Samuel J. Martinez is the son of Richard and Rose Maria Martinez of Hereford, Arizona. He is the brother of Victoria Turner of Huachuca City, Arizona. He is a 2018 graduate of Buena High School, Sierra Vista, Arizona. (No Photo Available)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Frank M. Rendon Jr. is the son of Frank J. and brother of Ashley N. Rendon and grandson of Joann Pecha of Tucson. He is a 2018 graduate of Cholla Magnet High School, Tucson. (No photo available).

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