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Military: Kempe graduates basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class John M. Kempe 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.

Kempe is the son of Brad and Mary Kempe of Todd Line Road, Verndale. He is a 2006 graduate of Verndale High School.

The airman earned distinction as an honor graduate.