U.S. Air Force Airman Chad Patten recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.
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.
Patten is the son of Terry A. and Merry C. Patten of Durango, and brother of Casey A. Patten of Park City, Utah. He is a 2019 graduate of Durango High School.