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Four cadets received their diplomas and took their oath of office Dec. 14, 2016, at the Air Force Academy's winter graduation ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Four cadets received their diplomas and took their oath of office Dec. 14, 2016, at the Air Force Academy's winter graduation ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. --

Four cadets received their diplomas and took the oath of office Dec. 14 at the Air Force Academy’s winter graduation ceremony.

 

Mark Adams of Rockmart, Georgia, earned a bachelor’s in economics. He’s scheduled to report to Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, for remotely-piloted aircraft training.

 

Samuel Highnote of Columbus, Georgia, earned a bachelor’s in general studies. He’s slated to report to Cavalier Air Force Station, North Dakota, for space operations training.

 

Stephanie Sarabia of Yuba City, California, earned a bachelor’s in chemistry. She’s scheduled to report to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, for nuclear and missile operations training.

 

Paige Saxton-Getty of Temecula, California, earned a bachelor’s in management. She's scheduled to report to Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, for acquisitions training.

 

“I can’t put this into words,” Sarabia said after the ceremony. “[I feel] complete and pure happiness and joy.”

 

Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the Academy superintendent, presided over the ceremony.


Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost, the Academy’s dean; Jim Knowlton, the athletic director; and Col. John Price, the vice commandant of cadets; joined Johnson in presenting diplomas to the new officers