Air Force Airman Mark J. Thomas Jr. 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.
Thomas is the son of Mark Thomas of Greenwood Drive, Beacon, and Patricia Pompilio of Ridge Road, Poughkeepsie. He is a 2012 graduate of Beacon High School.