Air Force Airman 1st Class Lizette D. Mattis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Mattis is the daughter of Gina and William Mattis of Benicia. She is a 2013 graduate of Benicia High School.
Air Force Airman Amhad T. Taylor graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Taylor is the grandson of Rodney Beasley of Rio Vista.
Nick DeCicco is the editor of the Tailwind and writes the pop culture blog/column For Those About to Rock. Before joining the DR staff in July 2007, DeCicco (pronounced Deh-CEE-Coh) worked at The Union in Grass Valley, Calif., and the Greeley Tribune in Greeley, Colo. A 2004 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, DeCicco spends his free time attending concerts, listening to music, going to movies, traveling and hiking.