Air Force Senior Airman Tyeshia C. Burks has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

Burks is a personnel specialist assigned to the Space And Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. She has served in the military for seven years.

She is the daughter of Delphine Crumpton of Redfield and Gregory L. Burks Sr. of Jacksonville. She is the granddaughter of Willie N. Brown of East Slattery Boulevard, Shreveport, La.

Burks graduated in 2006 from North Pulaski High School, Jacksonville.