Watkins graduates from basic training

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Air Force Reserve Airman Joseph A. Watkins has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.

In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Michael and Judy Watkins of Willow Creek Place, Alabaster, Ala.

Watkins is a 2006 graduate of Thompson High School, Alabaster