U.S. Air Force Airman Amare D. Thurman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Thurman is the son of Shanta Blanks of Pine Bluff, and Kenneth Thurman of Carmel, Ind. He is a 2016 graduate of Carmel High School at Carmel, Ind., according to a news release.

Thurman 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.