U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class David J. Collins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

Collins is the son of David and Karen Collins of Pataskala. He graduated in 2011 from Watkins Memorial High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 2016 from Urbana University.

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’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force.