U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ezra Russell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
A1C Russell 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.
Russell graduated as part of the Top Academic Flight and his flight earned the BEAST (Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training) Excellence Award.
A 2018 homeschool graduate from Paonia, Russell is the son of Paul and Paula Russell of Paonia.