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Crippen completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Crippen 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.

Crippen is the daughter of Amy and Greg Crippen of Olive Branch, Miss.; and the niece of Kathy Reynolds of Hartselle and Marcy Johnson of Memphis, Tenn.

She earned a diploma in 2012 from Olive Branch High School, Olive Branch, Miss.