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U.S. Air Force Airman Johnathan T. Mercer 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Mercer earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Audrey A. Mercer of Keyes, Calif. The airman is also the brother of Seth C. Mercer.

Mercer is a 2017 graduate of John H. Pitman High School, Turlock.