A local Rosepine man has completed his basic training and is now a graduated airman.

U.S. Air Force Airman Christopher Thompkins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
He is a 2016 graduate of Rosepine High School, Rosepine, La.

Thompkins 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Thompkins is the son of Bettina and Christopher Thompkins of Leesville, La.