Air National Guard Airman Jason C. Gerard graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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.
He is the son of Alan Gerard of Galo Drive, Aliquippa, Pa., and former ward of Gwenn Leadbitter of W. Sycamore Street.
Gerard graduated in 2010 from Hopewell Memorial High School, Aliquippa.