U.S. Air Force Airman Eli B. Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Smith is the son of Allie Smith of West Monroe, and Brad Smith of Monroe.

He is a 2019 graduate of West Monroe High School, West Monroe.

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 in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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