Residents graduate U.S. Air Force basic military training

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – A group of Southwest Riverside County residents graduated from U.S. Air Force basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

U.S. Air Force Airmen Bounthavy D. Vorakoumane, Dominique J. Domingo, Anthony J. Holland, Marissa M. Pereyra, Jason M. Whisenant, Alejandro C. Alvarez, Kaili M. Gorder-Branch, Kenneth W. Hartley Jr. and Dennis T. Wakefield all graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Vorakoumane is a 2016 graduate of Heritage High School in Menifee.

Domingo is the son of Christopher and Emienor Romano of Temecula and grandson of Nora and Emerito Domingo of Mililani, Hawaii. He is a 2014 graduate of Del Norte High School in San Diego.

Holland is the son of Jennifer L. Holland, nephew of Jamie and Armando Chip, and cousin of Joey A. Chip, of Wildomar. He is a 2016 graduate of Elsinore High School in Wildomar.

Pereyra is the daughter of Michelle and David Pereyra of Riverside, sister of Alicia Pereyra of Riverside, granddaughter of Rosana Nelson of Temecula, and daughter-in-law of Triston Jones of Temecula. She is a 2016 graduate of La Sierra High School in Riverside.

Whisenant is the son of Matthew E. Whisenant of Perris, and Michele L. Whisenant of Lake Elsinore, and husband of Breeanne L. Whisenant of Riverside. He is a 2015 graduate of Alvord High School in Riverside.

Alvarez is the son of Jose E. and Esmerelda A. Alvarez of Murrieta and a 2016 graduate of Murrieta Valley High School in Murrieta.

Gorder-Branch is the wife of Jonathan D. Branch of Temecula and is a 2015 graduate of La Sierra High School in Riverside.

Hartley is the son of David G. and Lynne S. Martin of Medical Lake, Washington, and brother of Jessica L. Lucear of Menifee. He is a 2016 graduate of Paloma Valley High School in Menifee.

Wakefield is the son of Thuy T. Phan of Beaumont, and Mathew T. Wakefield of Murrieta, brother of Michelle Wakefield of Beaumont, and Alex T. Wakefield of Murrieta, and cousin of Tom Lam and Frank Lam of Murrieta. He is a 2016 graduate of Heritage High School in Menifee.

Also completing basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, were U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael P. Hickson and U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Rileigh Schickel.

Hickson is a 2007 graduate of Paloma Valley High School in Menifee.

Schickel is the daughter of Rich and Toni Schickel of Temecula and a 2016 graduate of Great Oak High School in Temecula.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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