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

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

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Several southern Arizonans have 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 Kayla J. Akers is a 2018 graduate of Buena High School, Sierra Vista.

U.S. Air Force Airman Kayla J. Akers (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Airman Kayla J. Akers (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Ricardo Melendez is a 2016 graduate of Douglas High School, Douglas.

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Ricardo Melendez (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Ricardo Melendez (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Airman Lydia L. Wang is the sister of Anna and Peter Wang of Richmond, Virginia, Patrick Wang of Honolulu, Hawaii, Folole Wyberski of Dayton, Ohio, Wendy Wang of El Paso, Texas, and Joe Wang of San Antonio, Texas, and Joyce Bergstrom of Sierra Vista, Arizona. She is a 2018 graduate of Buena High School, Sierra Vista.

U.S. Air Force Airman Lydia L. Wang (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Airman Lydia L. Wang (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Faith A. Sowers is the daughter of Robert and Marlene Sowers of Vail. She is a 2015 graduate of Cienega High School, Vail.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Faith A. Sowers (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Faith A. Sowers (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Airman Thomas K. Masilko is the son of Timothy and Lisa Masilko of Tucson. He is the brother of Chad and Daisy Masilko of Tucson. He is a 2017 graduate of Pantano High School, Tucson.

U.S. Air Force Airman Thomas K. Masilko (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Airman Thomas K. Masilko (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Airman Sean A. Almaraz Cumberbatch is the son of Elizabeth A. Ramirez of Sierra Vista. He is a 2018 graduate of Buena High School, Sierra Vista.

U.S. Air Force Airman Sean A. Almaraz Cumberbatch (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Airman Sean A. Almaraz Cumberbatch (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Sierra M. Perez is a 2013 graduate of Catalina Magnet High School, Tucson. She earned an associate degree in 2016 from Pima Community College Aviation Center, Tucson.

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Sierra M. Perez (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Sierra M. Perez (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Isaac Robles earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is a 2015 graduate of Mountain View High School, Tucson.

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Isaac Robles (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Isaac Robles (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Alyssa A. Perez is the daughter of Ana Perez and Jesse Perez and step-daughter of Stephaine Garcia, all of Tucson. She is a 2016 graduate of Sahuaro High School, Tucson.

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Alyssa A. Perez (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Alyssa A. Perez (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Airman Breanna K. Klemm earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Jeffrey Klemm of Vail, AZ. The airman is a 2018 graduate of Empire High High School, Vail, AZ.

U.S. Air Force Airman Breanna K. Klemm (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Airman Breanna K. Klemm (Source: U.S. Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jared E. Roderick is the son of Jameson C. Roderick of Tucson and Tyra L. Smith of Lakewood, CO. He is a 2014 graduate of Marana High School.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jared E. Roderick (Source: U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jared E. Roderick (Source: U.S. Air Force)

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U.S. Air Force Airman Francuisco J. Estrada Jr. is the son of Yadira Ruiz of Tucson, and step-son of Michael Salgado of Midland, TX. He is a 2015 graduate of Walden Grove High School, Sahuarita.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brayden F. Clark is the son of Allison L. Shaver of Monroe, MI., and Kevin D. Shaver of Monore, MI, and grandson of Anne and Max Clark of Tucson. He is a 2010 graduate of Skyview High School, Tucson. He earned an associate degree in 2016 from Wyotech Automotive Technology, Blairsville, PA.

U.S. Air Force Airman Jennifer M. Ballestreros is the daughter of Jennifer M. Hawkins of Tucson. She is a 2013 graduate of Empire High School.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alejandro Martinez is the son of Lidia Martinez of Tucson and brother of Manny and Gilbert Martinez of Tolleson. He is a 2010 graduate of Cholla High Magnet School. He earned an associate degree in 2015 from Pima Community College, Tucson.

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