Air Force Airman 1st Class James T. Whelan 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.
Whelan is the son of Jim Whelan of Saugerties.
He is a 2009 graduate of Saugerties High School. He earned an associate degree in 2011 from Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge.