Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Joshua A. Wakefield graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Wakefield is the son of Matt and Judy Wakefield of Brittany Cove, Fort Wayne, Ind. He is also the son of Bridget Wakefield of Edon, Ohio.
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He is a 2011 graduate of Edon High School, Ohio.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.