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.

White earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Loreen and Jonathan White of Roaring River, N.C., and grandson of Mary White of Elkin, N.C.

The airman graduated in 2011 from East Wilkes High School, Ronda, N.C., and earned a bachelor's degree in 2016 from Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C.