Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Air Force Airman Rashaun E. Ponder

Air Force Airman Rashaun E. Ponder 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.

Ponder is the son of Karen Jackson of Prairieville.

He is a 2012 graduate of Dutchtown High School, Geismar.