Air Force Airman Christopher Granato graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Granato is the son of John and Andrea Granato of Benicia. He is a 2009 graduate of Benicia High School.
Army Pfc. Christopher Murphy Jr. graduated from basic military training and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo. Murphy is the son of Tina Smith of Vallejo.
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.