Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew C. Simmons 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.

Simmons earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Stephen Simmons of Windsor Mill and Beverly Simmons-Dickerson of Brandywine, Md.

The airman is a 2013 graduate of Gwynn Park High School.