TEMECULA – Airman Caroline J. Yi, Airman 1st Class Connor J. Zubicki, Airman Odie A. Ruddell, Airman 1st Class Daniel B. Petrushev and Airman Nicasio R. Westland have all graduated from Air Force basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Yi is the daughter of Sun Wha and Chan Yi of La Habra, Calif., and ward of Veronica Gonzalez of Menifee. She is a 2013 graduate of Heritage High School in Romoland, Calif.
Zubicki is a 2010 graduate of Great Oak High School in Temecula,.
Ruddell is the son of Chris A. Ruddell of El Dorado, Ark., and Julie A. Sullivan of Temecula and step-son of Mike D. Sullivan also of Temecula. He is also the grandson of Millie Pharr of Temecula and Bennie and Kay Ruddell of El Dorado, Ark., and nephew of Jenipher Pharr of El Dorado, Ark. He is a 2014 graduate of Smackover High School in Smackover, Ark.
Petrushev is the son of Plamena and Daniel A. Petrushev of Sun City and a 2008 graduate of Paloma Valley High School in Menifee. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2012 from the University of California, Irvine.
Westlund, who earned distinction as an honor graduate, is the son of Becky L. Westlund of Lake Elsinore, brother of Joseph C. Morgan Jr. of Carlsbad, and grandson of Susan Westlund of Rigby, Idaho. He is a 2011 graduate of Valley Center High School in Valley Center.
All graduates of basic training 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Army Pvt. Branden A. Moore graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.