U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Joel Gonzalez Sandoval 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.
Gonzalez Sandoval earned distinction as an honor graduate.
He is the son of Mayra and Joel Gonzalez of Sioux Center, Iowa. He is the husband of Chelsea Gonzalez Sandoval of Sioux Center.
The airman is a 2012 graduate of Sioux Center High School, Sioux Center. He earned an associate degree in 2015 from Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, Iowa.