U.S. Air Force Airman Basic Darian R. Bottkol graduated from basic military training at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, on Sept. 26.

The airman completed and intensive eight and half week program that included training in military discipline and studies, air force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Bottkol has now moved on to his next level, which is Tech School. He is attending Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls. He started his class on Oct. 8 to train and become a B-52 Crew Chief.

Bottkol is the son of proud parents John and Nicky Bottkol, Brother Aidan Bottkol of Midlothian. His grandparents are Bob and Cathy Collins of DeSoto, Mike and Kathy Martin of New Berlin, Wisconsin, and the late Richard Bottkol of Conroe. He is a 2017 graduate of Midlothian High School.