Air Force Airman 1st Class Deirdre E. Kreckel has 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.

Kreckel is the daughter of Dieter Kreckel of Rumford.She graduated in 2003 from Mountain Valley High School, Rumford, and received a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vt.

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