Honors — Feb. 20


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Air Force Airman Michael J.Banda graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in 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 Rhonda and Mateo Banda of Portales and he graduated from Portales High School in 2010.

—Submitted by Army and Air Force Hometown News Service