Air Force Airman 1st Class Auldon Barker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Barker is the brother of Preston Barker of Vacaville. He is a 2009 graduate of Vanden High School in Fairfield.
Cadet Darius Bradford Javan completed cadet basic training at the U.S. Military Academy. He is the son of Robert Javan and Col. Kathy Amacher of Vacaville. Javan is a graduate of Vacaville Christian High School.
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.