Blakeman graduates training

Staff reports
Air Force Airman Benjamin J. Blakeman

Air Force Airman Benjamin J. Blakeman 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 Mark Blakeman and Monique Parker, both of Gonzales.

Blakeman is a 2009 graduate of St. Amant High School.