Cortese graduates from basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Airman Dylan B. Cortese 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Cortese is the son of Tracey L. Stoddard of Wapakoneta, Ohio, and Robert B. Cortese of Sidney, Ohio.

He is a 2016 graduate of Sidney High School, Sidney, Ohio.