Former Jackson man completes basic training
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Former Jackson resident Michael A. Bethune graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Bethune 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 Tonya Ford of Jackson. Bethune is a 2009 graduate of Joplin High School in Joplin, Mo.