SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Air Force Airman Mario J. Forte graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

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.

Forte earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is a son of John and Iris Forte, of Pomona, N.Y., and Dawn Mcfee, of Shamokin; a brother of Danielle and Frank Procida, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Joshua, Giovanni and Janet Tebar, all of Sunbury, and a cousin of Christian Procida, of Brookyln, N.Y.

The airman is a 2008 graduate of Susan E. Wagner High School, Staten Island, N.Y.