Iron River native graduates from Air Force basic training


IRON RIVER – U.S. Air Force Airman Mark J. Fittante Jr. 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.

Fittante is the son of Michelle and Roger Thompson of Iron River. He is a 2017 graduate of West Iron County High School in Iron River.