U.S. Air Force Airman Patrick M. Williams graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
He completed an 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.
Williams graduated in 2010 from Plainfield High School. He is the son of Michael and Barbara Williams of Plainfield.
U.S. Navy Seaman Zachary J. Keers recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Keers completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” That exercise is designed to give recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork, and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage, and commitment.
Keers is a 2010 graduate of Tri-West High School.