Air Force Airman Nipo S. Strongheart graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Strongheart completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. He also earned four credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Strongheart is a 2003 graduate of Galt High School. He is the son of Dan Strongheart of Acampo.