SHS grad completes basic training

Air Force Airman Joseph L. Merry recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Merry is the son of Vaughn and Linda Merry of Sunnyside.

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.

Merry is a 2010 graduate of Sunnyside High School.

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