Kirk Huntsman, a 1995 graduate of La Grande High School and the son of David and Elizabeth Huntsman of Baker City, was promoted to the rank of captain in the U. S. Air Force on Sept. 10.

Capt. Huntsman is assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing and is stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, where he lives with his wife, Tina, and daughter, Holly. He is the section commander of a 730-person maintenance unit that is responsible for 86 F-16CJ fighter aircraft.

He recently completed his MBA from Arizona State University.