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Airmen graduate from basic military training in San Antonio

Posted at 4:02 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 19:02:39-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — U.S. Air Force Airmen Christopher L. Brazil, Zion Z. Weems, Michael A. De Luna, Aaron D. Ketz and Brittney N. Watkins have graduated from basic military training at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.

The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies.

Watkins is the daughter of Buffy A. and David E. Collins of Temecula, Calif., sister of Destiny D. Collins of San Antonio, Texas, Brandon D. Watkins of Murrieta, Calif., and David E. Collins Jr. of Houston, Texas, and cousin of Janiece E. Cooper of Bakersfield.

Ketz is the son of Christyann and David Ketz and husband of Abigail Ketz of Hanford.

De Luna is the son of Jennifer Tafoya and brother of Crystal Garcia and Jessica Rivas of Visalia.

Weems is the son of Dalaia Bitten of Bakersfield.

Brazil is the son of Rebekah Brazil of Sasakwa, Oklahoma, and Christopher Brazil of Visalia.