Air Force Airman Kelly M. Vanderheiden graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Vanderheiden 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. She also earned four credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Vanderheiden is a 2010 graduate of Tokay High School. She is the daughter of Renee and Bernardus Vanderheiden, of Lodi.