Air Force Airman Christopher J. Richards 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.
Richards earned distinction as an honor graduate.
He is the son of John and Karen Richards of Wilder Drive, Richland, N.Y.
The airman is a 2006 graduate of Pulaski Junior Senior High School, N.Y.