Hometown hero: Angel Silverbush
Angela E. Silverbush has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. The graduate received a bachelor of science degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant.
Senior cadets have the opportunity to serve as academy cadet officers who provide leadership, motivation and direction for the cadet wing and demonstrate effective officership in support of unit mission objectives.
The academy is a four-year military institution of higher learning that develops and inspires new air and space leaders with a vision for the future. The curriculum provides instruction, education, training and experience in academics, military training, physical and athletic conditioning, and spiritual and ethical development to all cadets. They graduate with the knowledge, character and skills essential to meet the leadership challenges of the 21st century for future career officers in the U.S. Air Force.
The new lieutenants go on to serve as pilots, navigators, engineers, maintenance officers, professionals in various technical fields and some attend medical or graduate school with special scholarships, while others go directly to non-rated Air Force-wide assignments.
She is a 2010 graduate of Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs.