U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mercedes L. Vaughn 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Vaughn is the daughter of Gina and Timothy Vaughn of Carey, Ohio, and granddaughter of Roger Lessig of Vanlue, Ohio. She graduated in 2016 from Carey High School, Carey, Ohio.