Originally published Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 05:59a.m.

U.S. Air Force Airman Hayden T. Klein graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Klein earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the nephew of Paul Wells of Prescott Valley, and cousin of Lisa Ross of Buckeye.

Klein is a 2017 graduate of Ironwood Ridge High School, Oro Valley.