Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Melanie L. Nelson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Nelson earned distinction as an honor graduate.
She is the daughter of Benny and Jeannie Dean, Eudora.
The airman graduated in 1990 from Eudora High School, and received an associate degree in 2001 from Johnson County Community College, Overland Park.