U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicholas J. Dicesare 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.

Dicesare earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Lori and Norm Dicesare of Aurora. The airman graduated in 2009 from Aurora High and earned a bachelor's degree in 2013 from Miami University of Ohio.