Air Force Airman Derek L. Thomas, a 2009 Gardner Edgerton High School graduated, completed 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.
He is the son of Darrell and Sandra Thomas of Gardner.
Thomas graduated in 2009 from Gardner Edgerton High School, Kan.