Air Force Airman Edward C. Alkema graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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.

Alkema is the son of Edward and Lorie Alkema of Boardman Road, Aiken.

He is a 2010 graduate of South Aiken High School.

Alkema graduates from basic training