U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher D. Vanheuvelen 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.
Vanheuvelen is the son of Laura and David Vanheuvelen of Emmetsburg, Iowa. He is the grandson of Judy and David Vanheuvelen of Miller, South Dakota. He is the grandson of Prudence Bartocci of Emmetsburg.
The airman is a 2016 graduate of Sunshine Bible Academy, Miller.