November 18, 2008
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Air Force Airman Yuri Mendoza has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.She is the sister of Erminia Sanchez of Chino Valley and daughter of Adelayda Mendoza of Ash Fork. Mendoza is a 2007 graduate of Ash Fork High School.