Chartier graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Christopher J. Chartier 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.

Chartier earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Monica Anderson of Aiken, and brother of Amanda Burnette of West Columbia.

The airman is a 2009 graduate of A.C. Flora High School, Columbia.