Air Force National Guard Airman Hipskind graduates basic in TX

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class John R. Hipskind graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX.

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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Hipskind is the son of Mary and Robert Hipskind, of Roanoke, and the brother of Erin Hipskind.

The airman is a 2017 graduate of Bishop Luers High School, Fort Wayne.