U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Michael Hilken graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio — Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Hilken is a 2015 graduate of Whitehall High School.
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.