Carlson enters Air Force Academy

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Nate N. Carlson has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.

The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets.

The cadets also train outdoors living in tents while learning to function in field conditions. Cadets apply and practice teamwork, cohesion and learn to deal with physically and mentally demanding situations. They complete the obstacle, leadership reaction courses and participate in a rescue mission termed Operation Warrior.

Carlson is the son of J. Shinn of Westwick Circle, and Robert Carlson of Overton Road, both of Birmingham.

Carlson is a 2007 graduate of Briarwood Christian High School, Birmingham