SAN ANTONIO – Air Force Airman Stephan M. Ardell 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Ardell earned distinction as an honor graduate.
He is the son of Paul Long of Willow Creek, Mont. and Kristin Ardell of Clearlake Oaks, Calif., and grandson of Charlotte Johnson-Langhoffer of Napa, Calif.
He is a 2013 graduate of Lower Lake High School, Lower Lake, Calif.