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Whitman High School grad finishes Air Force basic training
Air Force Airman Thomas M. Ratchford graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Ratchford is a 2006 graduate of Walt Whitman High School, Huntington Station. He is the son of Robert Ratchford of Chichester Road, Huntington Station, and the brother of Lauri Adams of Nottingham Court, Nesconset.
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.