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Airman Becher

Christopher D. Becher

Air Force Airman Christopher D. Becher has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Becher is the son of Patricia Sneed of E. Luke Drive, Payson, Ariz. and a 2010 graduate of Payson High School.

Romanie J. Durnin IV

Air Force 2nd Lt. Romanie J. Durnin IV has earned silver pilot’s wings after completing and graduating from the Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training Program at Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas.

The student completed 190 flying hours in either the T-37, T-38, or T-1A aircraft, 62 flight simulator hours, 342 academic hours, and 105 officer training hours, including the fundamentals of aircraft handling, instrumentation, formation and night flying. At the end of the training, the officer received an aeronautical rating of pilot in the Air Force, competent and qualified to perform the duties and accept responsibilities thereof.

Durnin is the son of Romanie J. Durnin of E. Keswick Circle, Tucson, Ariz., and Susan L. Bizek of Robin Way, Pine, Ariz.

He graduated in 2004 from Payson High School and received a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from the University of Arizona, Tucson.


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