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Local airman graduates basic training

Staff reports
Air Force Airman Michael J. Richardson Jr.

Air Force Airman Michael J. Richardson Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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.

He is the son of Vicki Parker of Gonzales and Mike Richardson Sr. of St. Amant.

The airman is a 2008 graduate of East Ascension High School.