Air Force Airman Ryan J. Diaz, son of Ricardo Diaz of Doral and Elaine Lapsely of Clearwater, 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Diaz is a 2011 graduate of Doral Academy High.
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Staff Sgt. Derek Smith, son of Michael and Melissa Driscoll of Dunedin, is currently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant.
A graduate of Hudson High, Smith has served in the military for five years.