Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Aaron L. Carpenter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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.

Carpenter earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of JoAnn and stepson of Andy Devin of Lawrence, Kan. He is also the son of Tom and stepson of Rhonda Carpenter of Grimes, Iowa.

The airman is a 1998 graduate of Dallas Center-Grimes High School.