Marine Corps 1st Lt. Nicholas Ishii completed advanced helicopter training at Naval Air Training Command, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Fla. On Sept. 14, Ishii was awarded his wings as a Naval Aviator Marine Corps pilot. He will be assigned to Camp Pendleton near San Diego, where he will be flying the Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter.
Ishii is a 2004 graduate of Tokay High School and a 2006 graduate of San Joaquin Delta College. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Fullerton State University in 2008. He is also a 2009 graduate of the Marines Officer Candidates School and 2010 Officers Basic School in Quantico, Va. He is the son of Kim and Carl Ishii of Lodi.