By Todd R. Hansen
Vanden High senior Marissa Jelardi was thinking about joining the Air Force after graduation, but after listening to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael J. Talley on Monday, she may see her career path looking a bit more green.
Jelardi, a Vacaville resident, said she has been interested in becoming an emergency technician of some kind since she was in middle school writing about her future. Maybe that was because her stepmother was an EMT, turned dispatcher, but whatever the spark, she likes the idea of being directly involved in emergency response.
Going to school so close to Travis certainly made the possibility of being an Air Force medic an option.