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September 7, 2013

Man graduates from basic training

MERIDIAN —     Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Matthew J. Betts 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.

         Betts is the son of Angela Betts of Meridian and grandson of Mary Goodwin of York, Ala.

         He is a 2009 graduate of West Lauderdale High School, Collinsville.

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