Air Force Airman Jose D. Aguilar of Livingston, Calif. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Hometown News Service announced Wednesday in an emailed news release.
The airman 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.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Aguilar is the son of Jose Aguilar of Elm Avenue in Atwater, and cousin of Ryan Reyna of East Avenue in Livingston.
He is a 2011 graduate of Livingston High School.
"Lackland is the Air Force's only site for enlisted basic military training for all non-prior service Airmen of the regular Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve," according to military officials. "Lackland also offers professional and technical skills training and provides students from 117 countries the opportunity to increase their proficiency in the English language through its Defense Language Institute English Language Center."
The Community College of the Air Force says it "serves the educational needs of the Air Force enlisted community by offering associate in applied science degrees and other credentialing programs that enhance mission readiness, contribute to recruiting, assist in retention, and support the career transitions of enlisted members. The college is the only federally chartered institution in the United States that awards college degrees solely to enlisted personnel. CCAF is regionally accredited through the Air University by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges."
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