SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Airman Codi R. Fehringer graduated from basic military training (BMT) on July 25 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas.
Graduation ceremonies include the airman’s run, where family and friends get to see the airman for the first time since they left for BMT. Next is the Coining Ceremony, where each trainee will receive the Airman’s Coin, which recognizes and officially marks the transition from trainee to Airman. Airmen then sing the Air Force song and recite the Airman’s Creed. Finally, the airmen stand at attention until they are “tapped out” by a family member or friend, to which they are then dismissed for the day.
Then on Friday, the final official ceremony took place with the Air Force Graduation parade as they pass in review. Airmen then sing the Air Force Song, reaffirm and recite their Oath of Enlistment and recite the Airman’s Creed.
Airman Fehringer was a part of the 322nd Training Squadron that 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 skill.
Airman who complete basic training also earn four credits towards an associates in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Airman Fehringer is a recent 2019 graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic School in O'Neill. She is the daughter of Andy and Brandi Fehringer of O’Neill and granddaughter of Allan and Teri Ronkar of Columbus and Daniel and Ginny Fehringer of Humphrey.
Airman Fehringer will continue her technical training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. During technical training, she will learn of her First Duty Station (FDS).