Air Force Airman Samuel E. Zawada 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.

Zawada is the son of Denise Zawada of North 18th Street, Pottsville, and Michael Zawada of Locust Lake Road, Barnesville.

He is a 2011 graduate of Pottsville High School.