In Service

Ortiz completes basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Air National Guard Airman Damian M. Ortiz graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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.

Ortiz is the son of Angela Ortiz of Loveland, Colo., and nephew of Trish Benson of Escanaba. He is a 2011 graduate of Rapid River High School.