Stormy Mendez graduated from Slaton High School in Slaton, Texas in the spring of 2014. She shipped off to recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina in December 2014. After graduating recruit training, she continued her Marine Corps combat training on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Upon completion of combat training, Pfc. Mendez went on to attend the Reproduction Specialist Course at the Defense Information School on Fort Meade, Maryland. Upon graduation, Lance Cpl. Mendez was then stationed at 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan.
Lance Cpl. Mendez was temporarily sent to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, where she was meritoriously promoted to Corporal and served as the Press Chief. In March 2018, Cpl. Mendez was accepted to the Military Photojournalism Program at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Syracuse New York. Upon completion of her studies, she will continue her military career at BLANK
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