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by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Air Force Airman Spencer A. Swalko

Swalko — Air Force Airman Spencer A. Swalko graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in 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 degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

Swalko is the son of Dianna Kretzschmar of Washougal, Wash., and Mark Swalko of Gresham. He is a 2013 graduate of Washougal High School.

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