U.S. Air Force Airman Michael S. Bernard Jr., U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Michael J. Gardner, U.S. Air Force Airman Tyler J. Ryan and U.S. Air Force Airman Esmeralda I. Perez all graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airmen 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.
Bernard is a 2016 graduate of Davenport Central High School, Gardner is a 2006 graduate of Moline High School, Ryan is a 2014 graduate of Moline High School and Perez is a 2017 graduate of Moline High School.
Cadet Cody H. Neltner received the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Academic Achievement award during an honor awards ceremony March 25 at Iowa State University. Neltner is a full-time student majoring in electrical engineering. He will serve as an officer through the 3rd ROTC Brigade and the Black Hawk Brigade after graduation. Neltner is a 2013 graduate of Assumption High School is a member of Our Lady of Victory Parish, both in Davenport.