Chris Collins
The Baker City Herald

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Air Force Airman Cooper J. Pierce 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.

He is the son of Nannette Pierce of Baker City and Steve Pierce of La Grande and a 2009 graduate of Union High School.