U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mercedes C. Shade graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.
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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Shade earned distinction as an honor graduate.
She is a 2014 graduate of Hollidays-burg Area Senior High School.
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