POTEAU–Air Force Airman Matthew S. Hinds 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Hinds earned distinction as an honor graduate.
He is the son of Denise and John Hinds of Poteau and is a 2014 graduate of Poteau High School.