U.S. Air Force Airman Ryan A. Pierce graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Pierce 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.
Pierce, the son of Todd A. Pierce of Fort Wayne, is a 2017 graduate of Defiance High School, Defiance, Ohio.