SAN ANTONIO, Texas. — Two Kern County locals have completed basic training for the Air Force.
U.S. Air Force Airman Steve A. Marmolejo III graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Marmolejo is the son of Lorraine H. Prendez of Bakersfield, Calif., step-son of Claudia Robinson of Visalia, Calif., and husband of Breanne Marmolejo of Tulare, Calif. He is a 2013 graduate of Farmersville High School in Farmersville.
U.S. Air Force Airman Clemente Montes also graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Montes is the son of Clemente and Diana Montes of Delano, Calif. He is a 2017 graduate of Cesar E. Chavez High School in Delano.
The airmen 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.