Hammes graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Rachel R. Hammes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Hammes earned distinction as an honor graduate.

She is the daughter of Jeff and Cindy Hammes of Pocatello, Idaho, and a 2008 graduate of Elkins High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2013 from Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.

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.