November 9, 2013 6:02:27 PM
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Joseph M. Gardner 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.
Gardner is the son of Joseph and Anna Gardner of Columbus. He is a 2009 graduate of New Hope High School.