HT Aug 5


U.S. Air Force Amn. Pablo I. Meza graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed 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.

Meza is a 2014 graduate of Littlerock High School, Littlerock, Calif.

Jordan M. Tarquinio, a student at California State University, Fresno, Calif., and Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet, participated in Cadet Language and Cultural Immersion Training. It was the soldier’s first-ever training deployment as a cadet.

The program requires participating cadets to complete a week-long training session at Fort Knox, Ky. Afterward, they are deployed to partner nations where they are immersed in the local cultures and languages. 

The deployed cadets will spend three weeks involved in assisting with current Army missions that range from community outreach projects to teaching English to local children or hosting country military personnel. They are not only getting a total immersion in another culture, but are also building positive relationships and helping the people of partner nations.

She is a 2015 graduate of Littlerock High School, Littlerock, Calif.