U.S. Air Force Airman Michael A. Fikas was 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.

Fikas is the son of Tom and Linda Fikas and grandson of Marian Faile, all of Irmo.

He is a 2015 graduate of Dutch Fork High School.