Air Force Airman Michael A. Powell has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and technical training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, and is now stationed at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.

In addition, airmen who complete basic and technical training earn credits toward an associate's degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

A 2008 graduate of Umatilla High School, he is the son of Robert and Rene Powell of Hermiston.

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